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Paul Sievert

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePaul•Sievert
Used namePaul•Sievert
Born12 March 1895 in Braunschweig, Niedersachsen (GER)
Died18 December 1988 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements173 cm
AffiliationsEisenbahn-Sportverein Berlin
NOC Germany

Biography

Paul Sievert was sixth in the 50km race walk at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. In 1924-25 and 1933 he was German Champion at this distance, placing second in 1926-27, 1929 and 1932. In 1924, he bettered the world record with 4-34:03. Sievert lost his father at the age of five years, but later trained as a mechanic. During World War I he won three so-called luggage marches. The Paul Sievert Medal is awarded annually to the German champion in the 50 km walk.

Personal Best: 50kmW – 4-34:03 (1924).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GER Paul Sievert
50 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) 6