Fritz Hünenberger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFriedrich "Fritz"•Hünenberger
Used nameFritz•Hünenberger
Born14 March 1897
Died30 August 1976
Measurements82 kg
AffiliationsK.Sp.V. Riehen, Riehen (SUI)
NOC Switzerland

Biography

Fritz Hünenberger’s first major success was winning the 1919 German Light-Heavyweight Championship. He continued to compete in Germany, placing second at the 1922 German Championships, and taking the 1923 team title with his club, VfK Mannheim. He was the 1921 European Champion as a light-heavy, but his major international success came at the Olympics, winning light-heavyweight silver medals in both 1920 and 1924. Hünenberger set two light-heavyweight world records in 1918-19, one each in the snatch and total.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Weightlifting SUI Fritz Hünenberger
Light-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Weightlifting SUI Fritz Hünenberger
Light-Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver