Richard Corts

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Richard Corts
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Corts (right) in 1928
Personal information
Born16 July 1905
Remscheid, Germany
Died7 August 1974 (aged 69)
Remscheid, Germany
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
ClubDeutscher Sportclub Berlin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 10.4 (1928)
200 m – 21.8 (1925)[1][2]

Richard Corts (16 July 1905 – 7 August 1974) was a German sprinter who competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m relay, together with Georg Lammers, Hubert Houben and Helmut Körnig, and failed to reach the final of individual 100 m event.[1]

Corts won the national 100 m title in 1925 and 1928. He set a European record over 100 m in 1925 (10.5) and equaled the world record of 10.4 in 1928. He was part of the German 4 × 100 m relay team that set a world record at 40.8 in 1928.[1]

Corts retired from athletics in 1930. After completing a professional studying in Helsinki for two years, he took over his father's knife factory (Josua Corts) in his native Remscheid. He committed suicide at the age of 69.[1]


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