Fritz Bartholomae

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFriedrich Carl "Fritz"•Bartholomae
Used nameFritz•Bartholomae
Born29 October 1886 in Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died12 September 1915 in Kurzeme (Courland) (LAT)
AffiliationsBRC, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Germany had two eights compete in the 1912 Stockholm Olympic regatta, one from Berliner Ruderverein from 1876, winning the bronze medal, and one from Sport Borussia Berlin. Both rowed against each other in the second heat of the quarter-finals, and Sport Borussia Berlin lost the race. Fritz Bartholomae was on the bronze medal-winning boat, together with his brother Willi. Both were also German Champions with the eights in 1910 with Spindlersfelder Ruderverein, and they were third in 1911. In 1912 the Berliner Ruderverein von 1876 won the German title, and in 1913 they came in third.

During World War I, Fritz served in the 3. Kompanie of the Garde-Reserve-Schützen-Bataillon. He was killed in action during the war in September 1915, while his regiment was stationed at Pixtern in Kurland, Latvia.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Rowing GER Fritz Bartholomae
Eights, Men (Olympic) Berliner Ruderverein von 1876 3 Bronze

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