Georg Gerstacker

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorg•Gerstacker
Used nameGeorg•Gerstacker
Born3 June 1889 in Nürnberg, Bayern (GER)
Died21 December 1949 in Nürnberg, Bayern (GER)
Measurements52 kg
AffiliationsSC Nürnberg 04, Nürnberg (GER)
NOC Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


German wrestler Georg Gerstacker of Nürnberg finished fourth at the 1913 World Greco-Roman Championship in lightweight, second at the 1914 European Championships in featherweight, and third at the 1921 European Championship in the same class. In 1924 Gerstacker was European Champion as a bantamweight. At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics he won the silver medal in Greco-Roman featherweight, losing the final against Finnish wrestler Kaarlo Koskelo. This was the only German wrestling medal in Stockholm.

In 1924, 1925 and 1927 Gerstacker was German Champion, placing second in 1926, and third in 1919 and 1922 (all as a flyweight). Gerstacker was also a good weightlifter, setting a world record in 1919 with 75 kg.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Wrestling GER Georg Gerstacker
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver