Konrad Frey

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKonrad•Frey
Used nameKonrad•Frey
Born24 April 1909 in Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Died24 May 1974 in Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
AffiliationsMTV Kreuznach, Bad Kreuznach (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 2
Total 6


Konrad Frey was the most successful German participant at the Berlin Games with 3 gold and 6 medals in all, along with his teammate, Alfred Schwarzmann, and they were surpassed in public opinion only by American track and field athlete Jesse Owens. Frey won gold on the parallel bars, pommelled horse, and team all-around, adding a silver on the horizontal bar, and bronze medals in the floor exercise and individual all-around. In 1932, 1935 and 1937, Frey was German Champion in individual all-around.

During World War II he was a sergeant in the German Wehrmacht. After the war, he worked as a gymnastics and sports teacher as he did before the war, retiring in 1967. At the 1972 Munich Games he was a guest of honor of the West German National Olympic Committee.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Konrad Frey
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 20
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Rings, Men (Olympic) 18
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold