Herman Witzig

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerman•Witzig, Jr.
Used nameHerman•Witzig
Born5 December 1907 in New York, New York (USA)
Died28 November 1944 in Jersey City, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsSwiss Turnverein
NOC United States


Herman Witzig competed for the Swiss Turnverein of Union City, New Jersey. He competed at the 1928 Olympics, placing seventh on the vault as his best finish. He was also on the 1932 Olympic team as an alternate, but did not compete. Witzig won an AAU title in 1930 on the parallel bars. He attended New York University and won multiple EIGL (Eastern Intercollegiate Gymnastics Leage) Championships for them, winning the all-around, parallel bars, and horizontal bars in 1930 and 1931. He added silver on the pommelled horse in 1930 and bronzes on the pommels and rings in 1931.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Herman Witzig
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 51
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 7
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =7
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 46
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 49
Rings, Men (Olympic) 61
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 55