track and field
A member of the United States track and field team at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, Politzer competed in the long jump but did not qualify for the finals.
Politzer, who competed in the early 1920s, won the Eastern Olympic tryouts in 1920 as a member of the Mohawk Athletic Club. The following year, as an unattached athlete (he was not a member of any athletic club), Hugo finished third in the long jump at the New York Metropolitan AAU track and field championships.
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, June 27, 1920
New York Times, June 20, 1921