Ernest Koehler

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalther Ernest Eugen (Ernst-)•Koehler (-Köhler)
Used nameErnest•Koehler
Born24 November 1903 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen (GER)
Died1 May 1960 in Queens, New York, New York (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsGerman-American AC, Queens, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Ernest Koehler finished third in the AAU 50 km. walk in 1931, 1934, and 1936. Koehler was born in Germany, but came to the US as a youth. He competed for the German-American AC in Queens, New York. Koehler made the Olympic team by only one second over John Deni at the 1936 AAU race in Cincinnati.

Personal Best: 50kmW – 5-19:50 (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Ernest Koehler
50 kilometres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) 23