Fritz Köpke

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFritz Richard Martin•Köpke
Used nameFritz•Köpke
Born21 January 1902 in Płoty, Zachodniopomorskie (POL)
Died18 November 1991 in Speyer, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements180 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsSWC Preußen Stettin
NOC Germany


High jumper Fritz Köpke placed 11th at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games. Domestically he was German Champion in 1929 and 1931 and participated in 10 international matches. After finishing school Köpke first attended a preparatory school with the goal to become a forester, but he then took over the family business of hardware and household goods in Plathe. He also owned valuable breeding pigeons.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.92 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Fritz Köpke
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =11