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Franz Kugler

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 3
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFranz Xaver•Kugler
Used nameFranz•Kugler
Other namesFrank Kugler
Born29 March 1879 in Altenmarkt, Cham, Bayern (GER)
Died7 July 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsSouthwest Turnverein, St. Louis (USA)
NOC(s) Germany


Franz Kugler was a member of the St. Louis Southwest Turnverein team that finished third in the tug-of-war. He also medalled in weightlifting and wrestling, making him the only man to have ever won medals in three different sports at one Olympic Games. Kugler worked as a brewer in St. Louis. Although born in Germany, he became a US citizen in 1913, and he did not speak English at the time of the 1904 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee lists him as American in 1904.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1904 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War Tug-Of-War, Men Olympic St. Louis Southwest Turnverein #2 3 Bronze Representing Germany    
Weightlifting Unlimited, Two Hands, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  All-Around Dumbbell Contest, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
Wrestling Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 Silver