Adolf Kainz

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Adolf Kainz
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin K-2 1000 m
Representing  Germany
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1938 Vaxholm K-2 10000 m

Adolf "Adi" Kainz (June 5, 1903, Linz – July 12, 1948) was an Austrian sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1930s. He won the gold medal in the K-2 1000 m event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Kainz also won a bronze medal in the K-2 10000 m event at the 1938 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Vaxholm though he competed under Germany because they had annexed Austria earlier that year.