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Jürgen Theuerkauff

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJürgen Wolfgang•Theuerkauff
Used nameJürgen•Theuerkauff
Born8 September 1934 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsOFC Bonn, Bonn (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

Jürgen Theuerkauff, husband of Gundi Theuerkauff, became the most successful fencer after World War II. His national merits included nine titles, in individual sabre in 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965, and in individual foil in 1958, 1963, 1965 and 1966. He also won the West German team title in foil, helping his home club OFC Bonn thirteen times in a row from 1956-68, and five times in a row in sabre from 1964-68.

His Olympic successes, unfortunately, did not reach the same level. In 1956 the West German Fencing Association did not send him to Melbourne due to financial reasons, although he was in his best condition. In 1960 at Roma he won the bronze medal with the foil team and was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in Germany. He also came fifth with the sabre team. Four years later he finished fifth with the foil team and sixth with the sabre one. At Mexico City he placed sixth with the sabre team. By profession, Jürgen Theuerkauff became a graduate school teacher, as did his wife Gundi.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing GER FRG Jürgen Theuerkauff
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 3 Bronze
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p1 r3/5
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany =5
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing GER FRG Jürgen Theuerkauff
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 5
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p2 r2/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 6
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing FRG Jürgen Theuerkauff
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) West Germany 6

Olympic family relations

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