Adolf "Adi" Kainz (5 June 1903, in Linz – 12 July 1948) was an Austrian sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1930s. He won the gold medal in the K-2 1000 m event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Adolf Kainz
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin K-2 1000 m
Representing  Germany
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1938 Vaxholm K-2 10000 m

Kainz also won a bronze medal in the K-2 10000 m event at the 1938 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Vaxholm though he competed under Germany because they had annexed Austria earlier that year.

ReferencesEdit

  • DatabaseOlympics.com profile
  • "ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  • "ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Adolf "Adi" Kainz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.