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Alfred Heinrich

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
SexMale
Full nameAlfred Karl•Heinrich
Used nameAlfred•Heinrich
Born21 February 1906 in Charlottenburg, Berlin (GER)
Died31 October 1975 in West-Berlin, Berlin (GER)
AffiliationsSC Brandenburg, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Alfred Heinrich was an ice hockey defender who played for SC Brandenburg. He won a bronze medal at the 1932 Winter Olympics, and was later inducted into the German Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. In 1932 the German Ice Hockey Federation DEV could only support the team with 2,000 Reichsmarks. The German manager and team chef Hermann “Männe” Kleeberg had friends in America who organized some “sponsoring” games for the national team, so that they could earn enough money to start in Lake Placid. Germany lost all four games against Canada and the United States, but defeated Poland twice to earn the bronze medal.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GER Alfred Heinrich
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Germany 3 Bronze
Ice Hockey Exhibition, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Germany 2

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