Franz Beckert

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFranz Ernst•Beckert
Used nameFranz•Beckert
Born13 March 1907 in Neustadt, Titisee-Neustadt, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died7 September 1973 in Titisee-Neustadt, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
AffiliationsTV Neustadt, Titisee-Neustadt (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Franz Beckert, a German gymnast from Neustadt (Titisee), won the gold medal with the German team at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The twelve exercises were held outdoors in front of 20,000 spectators at Dietrich Eckart Stage, nowadays called Waldbühne. Individually his best result was a fifth place in the rings, and he finished 15th in the all-around. At the 1934 World Championships, he also finished fifth in the rings. The German team then won a bronze medal in the all-around. Beckert was captured by the Russians during World War II and was only released in 1949. After the war he was active as a coach at his home club.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Franz Beckert
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 15
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 17
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 25
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 21
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 45
Rings, Men (Olympic) 5
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 13