Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing Germany Germany
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1932 Los Angeles 4x100 m relay
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1934 Turin 100 m
Representing Germany Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1936 Berlin 4x100 m relay

Erich Borchmeyer (23 January 1905 – 17 August 2000) was a German athlete, who competed mainly in the 100 metres.

Borchmeyer was born in Münster. He competed for Germany in the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States in the 4 x 100 metres relay, where he won the silver medal with his teammates Helmut Körnig, Friedrich Hendrix and Arthur Jonath.[1][2] He also returned for the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany, where he was the sole returnee of the 1932 team and teamed up with Wilhelm Leichum, Erwin Gillmeister and Gerd Hornberger to win a bronze medal.

Borchmeyer committed suicide at age 95 in a retirement home in Bielefeld.[3]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Germany Germany
1934 European Championships Turin, Italy 2nd 100 m 10.7


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Erich Borchmeyer". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
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  3. ^ "Erich Borchmeyer". Olympedia. Retrieved 20 January 2021.