Georg Gehring

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorg•Gehring
Used nameGeorg•Gehring
Born14 November 1903 in Frankenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Died31 October 1943 in Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements183 cm
AffiliationsSV Siegfried, Ludwigshafen (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

German wrestler Georg Gehring won Unlimited Greco-Roman European Championships in both 1926 and 1929 and was third in 1930. He also participated in three consecutive Olympic Games from 1928-36. In Amsterdam he won the bronze medal in the Greco-Roman heavyweight division, in Los Angeles, where Gehring was the German flag-bearer at the opening ceremony, he finished an unfortunate fourth after losing his final match against the would-be Olympic Champion Josef Urban from Czechoslovakia by a decision. Four years later in Berlin, he was eliminated in the third round of the freestyle heavyweight competition.

Gehring won National Greco-Roman heavyweight titles in 1925-26, 1928-1930 and 1936-37, he also had several other podium finishes. He also won four German team championships and competed in 11 international matches. A versatile sportsman, he was a very good track and field athlete and weightlifter.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER Georg Gehring
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1932 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER Georg Gehring
Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC
1936 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER Georg Gehring
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1932 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GER Georg Gehring