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Rudolf Homberger
Born Rudolf Felix Homberger
(1910-04-11)11 April 1910
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died unknown
Height 188 cm

Rudolf Felix Homberger (11 April 1910 – ?) was a Swiss rower.

Biography[]

Homberger was born in 1910 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.[1] Two of his brothers, Hans Homberger (born 1908) and Alex Homberger (born 1912), were also competitive rowers.[2][3]

Homberger competed at the 1935 European Rowing Championships in Berlin with the Swiss eight; both his brothers were also in the boat. They won the silver medal, beaten for gold by the team from Hungary.[4] The three brothers competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin with the men's eight where they came sixth.[1][5] Whilst the Swiss had been the favourites for the men's eight event, four of them had already competed in the coxed four and coxless four events that day (including both Homberger's brothers) and they were exhausted when the final for the eight was raced.[6]

Homberger was a pilot and during WWII, he was a member of the Swiss Air Force.[7]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rudolf Homberger". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ho/rudolf-homberger-1.html. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  2. "Hans Homberger". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ho/hans-homberger-1.html. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  3. "Alex Homberger". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ho/alex-homberger-1.html. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  4. Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter)" (in de). Sport Komplett. http://www.sport-komplett.de/sport-komplett/sportarten/r/rudern/hst/69.html. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  5. "Rudolf Homberger". International Rowing Federation. http://www.worldrowing.com/athletes/athlete/28750/results/. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  6. "Fritz Feldmann". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/fe/fritz-feldmann-1.html. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  7. Forster, Jack (11 January 2016). "The IWC Pilot's Watch Automatic 36 (The 36mm IWC Pilot's Watch Returns!)". Hodinkee. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/new-iwc-pilots-watch-automatic-36mm. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 

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