Corts (right) in 1928
|Born||16 July 1905
|Died||7 August 1974 (aged 69)
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Club||Deutscher Sportclub Berlin|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m – 10.4 (1928)
200 m – 21.8 (1925)
Richard Corts (16 July 1905 – 7 August 1974) was a German sprinter who competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m relay, together with Georg Lammers, Hubert Houben and Helmut Körnig, and failed to reach the final of individual 100 m event.
Corts won the national 100 m title in 1925 and 1928. He set a European record over 100 m in 1925 (10.5) and equaled the world record of 10.4 in 1928. He was part of the German 4 × 100 m relay team that set a world record at 40.8 in 1928.
Corts retired from athletics in 1930. After completing a professional studying in Helsinki for two years, he took over his father's knife factory (Josua Corts) in his native Remscheid. He committed suicide at the age of 69.
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