Walter Meyer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter Friedrich•Meyer
Used nameWalter•Meyer
Born14 September 1904 in Tangermünde, Sachsen-Anhalt (GER)
Died5 December 1949 in Buchenwald, Thüringen (GER)
AffiliationsBRC, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Walter Meyer won a gold medal in Los Angeles in the coxed fours representing the Berlin Rowing Club. He started rowing with the club Werder in Magdeburg gaining his first laurels as a junior. After joining the club in Berlin he was German champion in 1926 in the eights and in 1927 in the coxless fours. He added second places with the eights in 1927 and the coxless four in 1930.

Meyer was a merchant and director of a sugar factory in the town of Tangermünde and came from a family of industrialists, who produced the famous chocolate under the brand Feodora. As a known member of the Nazi Party, he was arrested by the Russians in 1945 and imprisoned in the former Buchenwald concentration camp, where he died of tuberculosis in 1949.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Rowing GER Walter Meyer
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) Germany 1 Gold