• 24 April 1909
  •  Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Konrad Frey


Champion gymnast Konrad Frey was born on April 24, 1909 in Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The most successful German participant in the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, Germany, Frey won gold medals in the parallel bars, pommeled horse, and team all-around, a silver medal on the horizontal bar, and two bronze medals in the floor exercise and individual all-around at said Olympic event. Moreover, Konrad was the German Champion in Men's individual all-around in 1932, 1935, and 1937. During World War II Frey served as a sergeant in the German Wehrmacht. Following his tour of duty Konrad went on become a sports and gymnastics teacher prior to eventually retiring in 1967. In addition, Frey was a guest of honor of the West German National Olympic Committee at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, Germany. Konrad died at age 65 on May 24, 1974.