Gustav Adolph Kiefer

Der letzte noch lebende Olympiasieger von 1936

Der Amerikaner Gustav Adolph Kiefer ist der letzte lebende Olympiasieger der Spiele 1936. Er ist 93 Jahre alt und leitet seine eigene Firma. Mit Morgenpost Online sprach er über die Spiele, seine Begegnung mit Hitler und über das 75-jährige Jubiläum.

Bei den vor 75 Jahren am 1. August eröffneten XI. Olympischen Spielen wurden in 19 Sportarten 129 Olympiasieger gekürt. Der letzte noch lebende Goldmedaillengewinner ist Gustav Adolph Kiefer. Der damals 17-jährige Amerikaner, von seinen Schwimmkollegen „Sonny Boy“ genannt, triumphierte als Weltrekordhalter über 100 Meter Rücken in der olympischen Rekordzeit von 1:05,9 Minuten. Der heute 93-Jährige lebt mit seiner zwei Jahre jüngeren Frau Joyce in einem idyllisch gelegenen Haus in Wadsworth unweit von Chicago.

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