Adolf Metzner

Adolf Metzner (25 April 1910 in Frankenthal – 5 March 1978 in Hamburg) was a German athlete who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. After finishing his career due to Achilles tendon rupture he became a carpenter in the Bavaria region of Germany.[1] In 1947 he worked with Ernst Gadermann to develop the first telemetric measurements of the ECG in athletes.


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Adolf Metzner". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 May 2012.

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