Kurt Doerry

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Kurt Doerry
Personal information
Born (1874-09-24)24 September 1874
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Died 4 January 1947(1947-01-04) (aged 72)
Berlin, Germany
Sport
Sport Sprinting
Event(s) 100m, 110m hurdles, 400m

Kurt Doerry (24 September 1874 – 4 January 1947) was a German track and field athlete. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens and the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France.[1]

Doerry was 21 years old when he competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics, there he entered three events, in the 100 metres he finished third in his heat behind eventual gold medalist Thomas Burke and fellow countryman Fritz Hofmann, so he didn't qualify for the final.[2] In the 400 metres, again he failed to finish in the top two in his heat so didn't qualify for the final,[3] his final event was the 110 metres hurdles, and yet again he finished outside the top two and didn't progress to the final.[4]

Later in 1896, Doerry won the 100 and 200 metres at the German Championships,[5] and in 1899 he won the German titles in the 200 and 400 metres.[1]

Doerry also competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France, he entered the 100 metres, in the first round he finished second behind American Clark Leiblee so qualified for semi-final,[6] in the semi-final he didn't finish the race.[7]

Apart from athletics, he was also a good figure skater, cyclist and tennis player, awell as an international hockey player and a boxing referee.[1]

In 1909, Doerry was a founding member of the Deutscher Hockey-Bund and was its first president until 1914[8]

Doerry was also a journalist and author and worked many years for Sport Im Bild and would become editor-in-chief until World War II, he would also write many books concerning an athletic theme.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kurt Doerry Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Athletics at the 1896 Athina Summer Games: Men's 110 metres Hurdles Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "100 years of athletics in Berlin - (Exhibition)" (PDF). rainer-doerry.de. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's 100 metres Semi-Finals". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "History DHB". hockey.de. Retrieved 18 April 2017.