Estonia at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Estonia at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of Estonia.svg
IOC codeEST
NOCEstonian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.eok.ee (in Estonian)
in Berlin
Competitors37 (men) in 8 sports
Flag bearerErich Altosaar
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
7
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1908–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Estonia competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. It was the last time that Estonia competed at the Summer Games as an independent nation until the 1992 Summer Olympics. After the nation was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940, a number of Estonian athletes competed as part of the USSR delegations at the Summer Olympic games from 1952 to 1988.

Medals[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Kristjan Palusalu Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Heavyweight
 Gold Kristjan Palusalu Wrestling Men's Freestyle Heavyweight
 Silver Nikolai Stepulov Boxing Men's Lightweight
 Silver August Neo Wrestling Men's Freestyle Light Heavyweight
 Bronze Arnold Luhaäär Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight
 Bronze Voldemar Väli Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Lightweight
 Bronze August Neo Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman Light Heavyweight

The 1936 Estonian Olympic Team[edit]

Estonia sent 37 athletes and 13 representatives to those games.

Representatives

Estonian National Olympic Committee representative was Konrad Mauritz. Estonian team representatives were delegation heads: NOC secretary Ado Anderkopp and Harald Tammer, attaché Councillor at the Legation Georg Meri, Officer of the Honorary Service Lieutenant Refior, manager Johannes Villemson, Aleksander Paluvere in athletics, Nikolai Kursman in wrestling, Eduard Kõppo in weightlifting, Peeter Matsov in boxing, Gustav Laanekõrb in sailing, Richard Mast in swimming, Edgar Kolmpere in basketball, Aleksander Praks – massage therapist, Valentin Purre – team chef, dr. Arnold Roomere-Rõmmer – medical doctor. There were also 30 Estonian youths, led by Johan Meimer, taking part of The International Youth Encampment and 28 students took part of The International Physical Education Students’ Encampment in Berlin.

Team coaches

Aleksander Kolmpere – athletics, Nikolai Kursman – wrestling, Herbert Niiler – basketball.

Judges

Aleksei Selenoi in basketball, Peeter Matsov in boxing; Johannes Kauba, Karl Kullisaar and Johannes Villemson in wrestling

Other delegations

Estonians in other delegations were Kalev Kotkas (from 1936 fi: Kalevi Kotkas) for  Finland (FIN) in athleticshigh jump, Leonard Einsaar for  Australia (AUS) in rowingMen's eight, Valentin Klõšeiko (pl: Walenty Kłyszejko) coach for Polish basketball team.

Press

Aleksander Antson (Eesti Spordipressi Klubi and Uusi Suomi), Oskar Lõvi alias Toomas Kivi (Postimees, Päevaleht and (Eesti Raadio), Aadu Adari-Adorf (Uudisleht), Vladimir Raudsepp (Uus Eesti), Ilmar Peterson (Päevaleht), Aksel Vaik (Vaba Maa), Harald Nõmmik (Rahvaleht). Newspaper columnists Artur Reisner, Evald Äärma, Johannes Villemson, Ernst Idla etc. The International Youth Encampment coverage by R. Uustal and The International Physical Education Students’ Encampment coverage by Arved Ojari.

Olympic Identity Cards

The Organizing Committee issued 126 Olympic Identity Cards for Estonian participants.

Athletics[edit]

Men

Men's 100 metres

Men's 1500 metres

  • Reginald Uba – First Round Heat 3: 4.26,2 8th place (→ did not advance )

Men's long jump

  • Ruudi Toomsalu – Elimination Trials: (Jumps: ~6.75m; X; ~7.00m ) Best: ←7.15 (→ did not advance to Semi-Finals )

Men's high jump

  • Aksel Kuuse – Semi-Finals: 1.90m (→ did not advance to Final, 10.-11. place )
  • Kalevi Kotkas – competed for  Finland (FIN) Final: 2.00m (→ 4. place )

Men's pole vault

  • Eevald Äärma – Elimination Trials: 3.70m (→ did not advance to Semi-Finals, 26.-28. place )

Men's shot put

  • Arnold Viiding – Semi-Finals: (Puts: 14.72m; 14.31m; 15.23m ) Best: 15.23m (→ did not advance to Final, 8. place )

Men's javelin throw

  • Gustav Sule – Semi-Finals: (Throws: 63.26m; 59.90m; 61.00m ) Best: 63.26m (→ did not advance to Final, 11. place )

Men's hammer throw

  • Koit Annamaa – Semi-Finals: (Throws: 48.77m; 49.54m; 50.46m ) Best: 50.46m (→ did not advance to Final, 8. place )

Basketball[edit]

Men

First round[edit]

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

Second round[edit]

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

Third round[edit]

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

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Evald Seeberg Featherweight  Nicolae Berechet (ROU)
W PTS
 Theodore Kara (USA)
L PTS
Did not advance
Nikolai Stepulov Lightweight  André Wollscheidt (LUX)
W PTS
 Hidekichi Nagamatsu (JPN)
W PTS
 Carlos Lillo (CHI)
W PTS
 Erik Ågren (SWE)
W PTS
 Imre Harangi (HUN)
L PTS
Silver

Rowing[edit]

Estonia had one rowers participate in one out of seven rowing events in 1936.[1]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elmar Korko Single sculls 7.40,4 3 q 7.44,1 3 Did not advance 13

Sailing[edit]

Open
Athlete Event Race Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Erik von Holst O-Jolle DNF 0 6 20 7 19 21 5 13 13 9 17 22 4 78 17

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Boris Roolaid 100 metre backstroke 1.21,1 29 Did not advance
Egon Roolaid 100 metre freestyle 1.01,5 20 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Military Press Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Erm Lund 60 kg 72,5 16 85 11 112,5 8 270 13
Peeter Mürk 67.5 kg 75 16 95 10 115 11 285 11
Karl Oole 82.5 kg 87,5 100 132,5 320 14
Arnold Luhaäär +82.5 kg 115 120 165 OR 400 Bronze

Wrestling[edit]

Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight (−56,0 kg)

  • Evald Sikk
    • First round – lost to Dante Bertoli  Italy (ITA) by judges decision 0:3 ( 3:1 bad points ).
    • Second round – defeated Buemberger  Austria (AUT) by a throw in 12.30 min. ( 0:3 bad points ).
    • Third round – defeated Ali Erfan  Egypt (EGY) by judges decision 3:0 ( 1:3 bad points ).
    • Fourth round – defeated Márton Lõrincz  Hungary (HUN) by judges decision 3:0 ( 1:3 bad points ).(→ Eliminated with five and more bad points, 6. place )

Men's Greco-Roman lightweight (−66,0 kg)

Men's Greco-Roman welterweight (−72,0 kg)

  • Edgar Puusepp
    • First round – lost to Fritz Schäfer  Germany (GER) by judges decision 0:3 ( 3:1 bad points ).
    • Second round – defeated Gyula Vincze  Hungary (HUN) by a throw in 13.40 min. ( 0:3 bad points ).
    • Third round – defeated Jean de Feu  Belgium (BEL) by a throw in 6.58 min. ( 0:3 bad points ).
    • Fourth round – lost to Rudolf Svedberg  Sweden (SWE) by judges decision 0:3 ( 3:1 bad points ). (→ Eliminated with five and more bad points, 4. place )

Men's Greco-Roman middleweight (−79,0 kg)

Men's Greco-Roman light-heavyweight (−87,0 kg)

  • August Neo
    • First round – advanced without competing
    • Second round – lost to Axel Cadier  Sweden (SWE) by judges decision 0:3 ( 3:1 bad points ).
    • Third round – defeated Franz Foidl  Austria (AUT) by a throw in 4.59 min. ( 0:3 bad points ).
    • Fourth round – defeated Umberto Silvestri  Italy (ITA) by a throw in 12.19 min. ( 0:3 bad points ).
    • Fifth round – lost to Edvīns Bietags  Latvia (LAT) by judges decision 1:2 ( 2:1 bad points ). (→ Bronze Bronze Medal)

Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight (+87,0 kg)

Men's freestyle lightweight (−66,0 kg)

  • Adalbert Toots
    • First round – advanced without competing
    • Second round – lost to Eiichi Kazama  Japan (JPN) by judges decision 0:3 ( 3:1 bad points ).
    • Third round – defeated Howard Thomas  Canada (CAN) by judges decision 3:0 ( 1:3 bad points ).
    • Fourth round – lost to Charles Delporte  France (FRA) withdrew owing to injury after 4 min. ( 3:0 bad points ). (→ Eliminated with five and more bad points, 8. place )

Men's freestyle welterweight (−72,0 kg)

Men's freestyle light-heavyweight (−87,0 kg)

Men's freestyle heavyweight (+87,0 kg)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Estonia Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 May 2018.