Anton Fischer (sports official)

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Anton Fischer (born September 29, 1924 in Oberursel , Hesse ; † September 25, 2011 in Winterberg , North Rhine-Westphalia ) was a German businessman and sports official .


Anton Fischer, who was born in Oberursel in Hesse, served in a mounted unit during the Second World War after completing his Abitur . After the end of the war, Fischer completed a degree in business administration , and at the end of the 1950s he established himself as a freelance businessman in Würselen . The passionate hunting rider joined the Würselen equestrian club, for which he served as a sports warden and tournament director for more than 15 years .

In 1973 Anton Fischer was elected to the dressage committee of the German Olympic Committee for Equestrian (DOKR) , one year later he took over the chairmanship of the committee as the successor to the resigned Albert Stecken , a function in which he was also the board member for sport and DOKR until 2001 German Equestrian Association (FN ). In 1974 he was appointed permanent head of the equipe for German dressage riders , a function in which he looked after the teams at a total of six Olympic Games , seven world championships and twelve European championships until 2000 . In Fischer's era 83 medals could be won, 16 of them at the Olympic Games, making him one of the most successful team bosses of all equestrian disciplines.

In addition, Fischer was involved in the CHIO in Aachen , for which he was technical director dressage from 1968 to 1974, from 1975 to 1984 as managing director of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV) and as tournament director and from 1981 to 1989 as a member of the executive committee and sports advisor of the ALRV was responsible.

Anton Fischer has received several awards for his many years of service to German equestrian sport, including in 1976 with the gold medal with Olympic rings from the German Equestrian Association, in 1980 with the DOKR gold medal, and in 1982 with the Grand Medal of the Association of Riding and Driving Clubs Rhineland , 1984 with the FN medal of honor in gold with laurels, Olympic rings and diamonds, 1986 with the German equestrian cross in gold and in 1991 with the Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon and in 2002 with 1st class.


Web links

  • Anton Fischer died in the online edition of the Equestrian newspaper on September 26, 2011; Retrieved February 21, 2012
  • Anton Fischer passed away (PDF; 230 kB) in the online edition of the FN ... aktuell, official press service of the Deutsche Reiterliche Vereinigung e. V. from 20/28. September 2011; Retrieved February 21, 2012