Herbert Buhtz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert•Buhtz
Used nameHerbert•Buhtz
Born12 April 1911 in Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Died7 June 2006 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
AffiliationsBRC, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany


Herbert Buhtz won a silver medal in double sculls in 1932, together with Gerhard Boetzelen, but he refrained from participating in single sculls because of a dental ulcer. Two years before the Los Angeles Games he argued with his longtime double sculls partner Gerhard von Düsterlho, and they split up. In addition, the Berlin RC rower won the Henley Regatta Diamond Sculls in 1932 and 1934, was European Champion in the coxed eights in 1937-38, German champion in double sculls from 1929-31, in single sculls in 1931 and 1935, and in the coxed fours in 1933.

Buhtz went to Brazil in 1951 to coach, but later returned to Berlin. After World War II, he was the founding chairman at the re-establishment of the Berliner RC and the Berlin RV 1881 (today Berlin LRV). From 1958 Buhtz coached Berlin RC, later being made an honorary member. He was a dentist by profession.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Rowing GER Herbert Buhtz
Double Sculls, Men (Olympic) Gerhard Boetzelen 2 Silver