Herbert Kemmer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHerbert Erich•Kemmer
Used nameHerbert•Kemmer
Born13 May 1905 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died10 December 1962
AffiliationsSC Frankfurt 1880, Frankfurt am Main (GER) / Berliner HC, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Field hockey player Herbert Kemmer was a member of the first German team to win an Olympic hockey medal, when they beat Belgium 3-0 to win the bronze medal at Amsterdam in 1928. He won 17 international caps between 1924-36, and was one of three players from the 1928 Olympic squad to win a silver medal on home soil in 1936 when Germany were beaten 8-1 by India in the Olympic final. At club level he played for SC Frankfurt 1880 and later Berliner HC.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Hockey GER Herbert Kemmer
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Germany 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Hockey GER Herbert Kemmer
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver