Michael Murach

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Friedrich•Murach
Used nameMichael•Murach
Born1 February 1911 in Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died1 August 1941 in Dubrovka, Leningrad (RUS)
Measurements171 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsFC Schalke 04, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
NOC Germany


Michael Murach was born in Gelsenkirchen-Schalke. He won the welterweight title at the 1937 European Championships and at the next championships two year later he was eliminated by England’s Robert Thomas in the quarter-finals. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics Murach won the welterweight silver medal losing on points to the Finnish boxer Sten Suvio. In total Murach won five German titles, and participated in 21 international matches. He was employed by the Gelsenkirchen council and lost his life during World War II, at the Siege of Leningrad in 1941.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Boxing GER Michael Murach
Welterweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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