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Helmut Braselmann

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJulius Helmut•Braselmann
Used nameHelmut•Braselmann
Born18 September 1911 in Barmen, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died23 February 1993 in Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsTuRa Barmen, Barmen, Wuppertal (GER)
NOC Germany


Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Helmut Braselmann played two matches including a match in the final round, the 16-6 win over Switzerland. The winner of six international caps, he was a member of the German team that won the inaugural World Championship on home soil in 1938.

With his home club, TURA Barmen, he won the West German Championship in 1933 and finished third the following year. By profession, Braselmann was a truck driver and later owner of a haulage company.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Handball GER Helmut Braselmann
Handball, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold