Konrad Frey (gymnast)

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Konrad Frey (born April 24, 1909 in Bad Kreuznach ; † May 24, 1974 there ) was a German gymnast .


Frey's father was the bricklayer Simon Frey, his mother Appolonia Josephine Soiné. Frey attended elementary school and then completed an apprenticeship as a locksmith at the “Kreuznacher Peska Union”. He was finally employed as a valve fitter in the "Badeofenfabrik Ost und Scherer".

It belonged to the men's gymnastics club 1877 e. V. Bad Kreuznach and was 1930 Middle Rhine champion in the twelve fight. In 1934 he reached the 25th place in the all- around at the World Championships. Konrad Frey was German champion in the all-around competition in 1932 , 1935 and 1937. He also took part in the gymnastics Reichsheer-Deutsche Turnerschaft in 1935 for the German Gymnastics Association . At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin , he was the most successful German participant with three gold, one silver and two bronze medals, and the second most successful overall after Jesse Owens . He won gold on bars , on pommel horse and with the team in all-around competitions. He won the silver medal on the horizontal bar , the bronze medal on the floor and in the individual competition of the all-around competition.

After participating in the Olympic Games, he became a gymnastics and sports teacher in the Bad Kreuznach school association. In 1937 Konrad Frey passed his teaching examination in Neustrelitz . After the membership ban of the NSDAP expired , he joined the NSDAP in 1937 . During the Second World War he was accepted into the army as a sergeant and fought on the Eastern Front .

After the war, Frey was again admitted as a gymnastics and sports teacher, nothing is known about his denazification . He was entrusted with the duties of the district sports officer. In 1954 Frey was made a civil servant for life and from 1955 to 1961 he was a specialist advisor for school sports in the Kreuznach I school supervisory district. On July 1, 1961, Konrad Frey celebrated his 25th anniversary in service and continued to work in the ring school.

He retired on May 31, 1967 and was guest of honor of the Olympic Committee at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich .

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Individual evidence

  1. Frey, Konrad. In: bad-kreuznach.de. City administration Bad Kreuznach, accessed on March 25, 2020 .