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The 1936 German National Championships for Athletics (track & field) were held July 11-12, 1936 in Berlin. In men’s long jump, Luz Long won gold with a jump of 7.82 meters (25 feet, 8 inches) to become National Champion and set a new European continental record. In doing so, he was awarded this superb first place winner’s medal made of 99% silver with gold-plating. This was Long's third of what would be six Germany 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:  “DEUTSCHER REICHSBUND FUR LEIBESUBUNGEN” (German Reich Association for Body Exercises); FACHAMT LEICHTATHLETIK DEUTSCHE MEISTERSCHAFTEN 1936 11. u. 12. JULI  BERLIN. (German Championships in Athletics); “DEM SIEGER WEITSPRUNG MITANLAUF” (Winner in Long Jump with a runway)

Composition:  Gold-plated silver (“990” hallmark)

Diameter:  75 mm

Thickness:  3 mm

Weight:  123 g

Provenance:  Letter from Luz Long's family

1936 German Athletics National Championships (Berlin) First Place Winners Medal (Gold-Plated 99% Silver) for Long Jump Awarded to Luz Long - Set the European Record!
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