Ernst Winter

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnst Friedrich•Winter
Used nameErnst•Winter
Born30 October 1907
DiedFebruary 1943 in near Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod (RUS)
AffiliationsEintracht Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Ernst Winter, a German gymnast from Frankfurt, 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 was the last of the eight German gymnasts finishing in 58th place. Winter was runner-up in the German All-Round Championship four times in five years, 1931-32 and 1934-35. He was declared missing-in-action in 1943 near Stalingrad. It was assumed he died in a Russian POW Camp with an unknown Date of Death.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Ernst Winter
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 58
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) 19
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 17
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 49
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 98
Rings, Men (Olympic) 57
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 35

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