Matthias Volz

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMatthias Max•Volz
Used nameMatthias•Volz
Born4 May 1910 in Schwabach, Bayern (GER)
Died26 August 2004 in Spalt, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsTV 1848 Schwabach, Schwabach (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3


Matthias Volz, a German gymnast from Schwabach, 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 he won two bronze medals in the horse vault and the rings, and finished seventh in the all-around. Volz was one of the actors in the Leni Riefenstahl propagandistic film Olympia about the Berlin Games.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Matthias Volz
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 7
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 5
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 38
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =11
Rings, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 10