Konrad Wirnhier Olympic athlete

Konrad Wirnhier (7 July 1937 in Pfarrkirchen - 2 June 2002) was a German sports shooter and Olympic Champion. He won Gold medal in skeet shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 7th, 1937
Date of death
June 2nd, 2002 at age of 64

Olympic medals

1972 Summer Olympics Munich

The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972. The sporting nature of the event was largely overshadowed by the Munich massacre in which eleven Israeli athletes and coaches, a West German police officer, and five Black September terrorists were killed. The 1972 Summer Olympics were the second Summer Olympics to be held in Germany, after the 1936 Games in Berlin, which had taken place under the Nazi regime. Mindful of the connection, the West German Government was eager to take the opportunity of the Munich Olympics to present a new, democratic and optimistic Germany to the world, as shown by the Games' official motto, "Die Heiteren Spiele", or "the Happy Games." The logo of the Games was a blue solar logo by Otl Aicher, the designer and director of the visual conception commission. The Olympic mascot, the dachshund "Waldi", was the first officially named Olympic mascot. The Olympic Fanfare was composed by Herbert Rehbein, a companion of Bert Kaempfert. The Olympic Park is based on Frei Otto's plans and after the Games became a Munich landmark.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Shooting - Men's Skeet

1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City

The 1968 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XIX Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Mexico City, Mexico, in October 1968. These were the first Olympic Games to be staged in Latin America and the first to be staged in a Spanish-speaking country. They were also the third Games to be held in autumn, after the 1956 Games in Melbourne and the 1964 Games in Tokyo. The Mexican Student Movement of 1968 happened concurrently and the Olympic Games were correlated to the government's repression.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Shooting - Men's Skeet


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