Germany at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of the German Reich (1935–1945).svg
IOC codeGER
NOCGerman Olympic Sports Confederation
Websitewww.dosb.de (in German, English, and French)
in Berlin, Nazi Germany
1–16 August 1936
Competitors433 (389 men and 44 women) in 22 sports
Flag bearerHans Fritsch
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
33
Silver
26
Bronze
30
Total
89
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

––––

 Saar (1952)
 United Team of Germany (1956–1964)
 East Germany (1968–1988)
 West Germany (1968–1988)

Germany was the host nation and top medal recipient for the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. 433 competitors, 389 men and 44 women, took part in 143 events in 22 sports.[1]

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

First round

Winners advanced to the second round, while losers competed in the first consolation round for another chance to move on.

Second round

Winners advanced to the third round, while losers competed in the second consolation round for another chance to move on.

Second consolation round

Winners advanced to the third round.

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Twelve cyclists, all men, represented Germany in 1936.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

16 fencers, 13 men and 3 women, represented Germany in 1936.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Field hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany (H) 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 4 Semi-finals
2  Afghanistan 2 0 1 1 7 10 −3 1
3  Denmark 2 0 1 1 6 12 −6 1
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host
6 August 1936
18:00
Germany  6–0  Denmark
Report

8 August 1936
16:30
Germany  4–1  Afghanistan
Report

Semi-finals

12 August 1936
18:00
Germany  3–0  Netherlands

Gold medal match

15 August 1936
11:00
India  8–1  Germany
Chand field hockey ball 32'44'45'70'
Tapsell field hockey ball 43'
Jaffar field hockey ball 56'
Dara field hockey ball 62'?'
Report Weiß field hockey ball 51'

Football

Main article: Football at the 1936 Summer Olympics

First round

Germany 9–0 Luxembourg
Urban 16', 54', 75'
Simetsreiter 32', 48', 74'
Gauchel 49', 89'
Elbern 76'
Report
Berlin Poststadion
Attendance: 12.000
Referee: Pál von Hertzka (HUN)

Quarter-finals

Germany 0–2 Norway
Report Isaksen 7', 83'
Berlin Poststadion
Attendance: 55.000
Referee: Arthur Willoughby Barton (GBR)

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Preliminary round

Group A

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Germany 2 2 0 0 51 1 +50 4
 Hungary 2 1 0 1 7 24 −17 2
 United States 2 0 0 2 3 36 −33 0
Germany  22 – 0  Hungary
Hungary  7 – 2  United States
Germany  29 – 1  United States

Final round

Team P W T L GF GA GD Pts.
 Germany 3 3 0 0 45 18 +27 6
 Austria 3 2 0 1 28 23 +5 4
  Switzerland 3 1 0 2 22 32 −10 2
 Hungary 3 0 0 3 18 40 −22 0
Germany  19 – 6  Hungary
Austria  11 – 6   Switzerland
Austria  11 – 7  Hungary
Germany  16 – 6   Switzerland
Switzerland   10 – 5  Hungary
Germany  10 – 6  Austria Attendance: 100,000[2]

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Germany in 1936, with Gotthard Handrick winning gold.

Polo

Main article: Polo at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Group B
Hungary8–8Germany
Hungary16–6Germany

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Germany had 26 rowers participate in seven out of seven rowing events in 1936.[3]

Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls
Men's coxless pair
Men's coxed pair
Men's coxless four
Men's coxed four
Men's eight

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Nine shooters represented Germany in 1936. In the 25 m pistol event Cornelius van Oyen won gold and Heinrich Hax won silver.

25 m rapid fire pistol
50 m pistol
50 m rifle, prone

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Art competitions

Main article: Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Germany at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ Kopp, Johannes (18 January 2019). "Vollrausch der Ahnungslosen" [drunken stupor of the unsuspecting]. taz (in German). Archived from the original on 28 February 2019. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Germany Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2018.