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The 1933 German National Championships for Athletics (track & field) were held August 12-13, 1933 in Cologne, Germany. In men’s long jump, Luz Long won gold with a jump of 7.65 meters (25.1 feet) to become National Champion and set a Saxony state record. In doing so, he was awarded this majestic first place winner’s medal made of 95% silver with gold-plating. This was Long's first of what would be six German national titles in the long jump from 1933-39. Here are the medal details.

Designer/Maker:  Oskar Gloeckler

Obverse:  Raised relief image of three athletes carrying the former German flag with an army or soldiers in the background; maker hallmark on lower left.

Reverse:  “DEUTSCHE SPORTBEHORDE” (German Sport Authorities); DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN IM JAHRE DER NATIONALEN ERHEBUNG 12. 13. AUG. COln” (German Championships in the Year of the National Awakening 12-13, Aug. Cologne); “DEM SIEGER IM WEITSPRUNG” (Winner in Long Jump); Luz Luz Long’s winning jump of “7.65” has been manually engraved by Long himself.

Composition:  Gold-plated silver (“950” hallmark)

Diameter:  75 mm

Thickness:  3 mm

Weight:  126 g

Provenance:  Letter from Luz Long's family

1933 German Athletics National Championships (Cologne) First Place Winners Medal (Gold-Plated 95% Silver) for Long Jump Awarded to Luz Long
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