Heinrich Schneidereit
Heinrich Schneidereit 1912.jpg
Heinrich Schneidereit in 1912
Personal information
Born23 December 1884
Cologne, Germany
Died30 September 1915 (aged 30)
Thionville, France
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
ClubKölner Athleten-Club 1882

Heinrich Schneidereit (23 December 1884 – 30 September 1915) was a German heavyweight weightlifter who competed at the 1906 Intercalated Games. He won a gold medal in the tug of war and bronze medals in the one hand lift and two hand lift.[1]

Schneidereit joined a weightlifting club when he was aged 16, but owing to his athletic background soon became one of the best German competitors and won four medals at the world weightlifting championships of 1903–1911. In 1914 he won his last competition and was studying business administration. The following year, he was killed in France during World War I.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ Heinrich Schneidereit Archived 1 August 2015 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Heinrich Schneidereit. unequipped-benchpress.de
  3. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015.