Rudolf Burkert

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRudolf•Burkert
Used nameRudolf•Burkert
Born31 October 1904 in Polubný (CZE)
Died7 June 1985 in ? (GER)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

An ethnic German from Polubný, Rudolf Burkert won the 1927 world title in the Nordic combined, albeit in the absence of the strong Finnish and Norwegian competitors. The next year, he became Czechoslovakia’s first Winter Olympic medallist, when he won a bronze medal in the ski jump. Burkert’s final success came in 1933, winning a silver medal at the World Championships in the ski jump. He was forced to retired the next year, due to a foot injury. This also protected him from military service during World War II, when he was considered a German citizen due to his ethnicity. After the war, he was expelled from his home and forced to live elsewhere, and he emigrated to Germany in 1968, and lived there until his death.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1928 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) TCH CZE Rudolf Burkert
Individual, Men (Olympic) 12
Ski Jumping (Skiing) TCH CZE Rudolf Burkert
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Special Notes