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Adolf Wagner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAdolf•Wagner
Used nameAdolf•Wagner
Born23 July 1911 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died9 June 1984 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements74 kg
AffiliationsKraftsportverein Essen 1888, Essen (GER)
NOC Germany


Adolf Wagner won the bronze medal in the weightlifting middleweight class at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1937 he won the silver medal at the World Championships and in 1938 went one better and won the gold medal. He also earned several German national titles: 1934, 1936, 1938, 1941, and after World War II, in 1949, 1951-52. He tried to qualify for the 1952 Helsinki Games, but was not successful. His son Paul Adolf Wagner later became a track sprinter and German Champion in the sprint relay, and later was German national sprint coach.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Weightlifting GER Adolf Wagner
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze