Carl Erhardt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Coach, Referee
SexMale
Full nameCarl Alfred•Erhardt
Used nameCarl•Erhardt
Born15 February 1897 in Beckenham, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died3 May 1988 in Bromley, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements72 kg
AffiliationsStreatham, Streatham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Great Britain won the 1936 Olympic ice hockey tournament on the day after Carl Erhardt’s 39th birthday and he is the oldest player in Olympic history to have won a gold medal for ice hockey. Erhardt learned the game at school in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, and on his return to England he joined the Princes Club when it was revived in 1926. He later played for Streatham and captained the British team that finished third at the 1935 World Championships. He was also captain of the 1936 Olympic team, playing in six of the seven matches. After his retirement, Erhardt wrote a book on the sport and coached the 1948 Olympic team. He was a referee at the 1950 World Championships in London and served as a committee member of the governing body for many years, before being elected a life vice-president of the British Ice Hockey Association. As well as being a director of an engineering company, Erhardt was also a founder and the first president of the British Water Ski Federation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Carl Erhardt
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Carl Erhardt
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 5

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Carl Erhardt
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group A Canada — Hungary Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group B United States — Czechoslovakia Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group B United States — Sweden Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group B United States — Germany Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group B Germany — Switzerland Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group C Czechoslovakia — Belgium Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group C France — Belgium Referee
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Carl Erhardt
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Round-Robin Switzerland — United States Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Round-Robin Czechoslovakia — Poland Referee

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