Paul Fritsch

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaul François Nicolas•Fritsch
Used namePaul•Fritsch
Born25 February 1901 in Paris XXe, Paris (FRA)
Died22 September 1970 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine (FRA)
Measurements158 cm / 50 kg
AffiliationsAthlétique Club de Belfort, Belfort (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Paul Fritsch was the first French boxer to win an Olympic title, defeating his countryman, Jean Gachet, in the final. Gachet had defeated Fritsch for the 1920 French title before the Olympics. After more than 300 amateur bouts, Fritsch turned professional in 1921. He had 99 professional fights (there are varying figures), but never became a major champion, and had to abandon boxing due to a retinal detachment. Fritsch later became a car salesman.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Boxing FRA Paul Fritsch
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold