1936: Silver at the Olympic Games in Berlin
At the age of 18 years Gerdes took part in Berlin at the Olympic Games in 1936. There he played in three games, first with the two victories in the preliminary round and the semi-finals, then at the 1:8 defeat against defending champions India in the final. Before that Afghanistan had been beaten 4-1 and Netherlands 3-0.
1936 Gerdes players at the Munich SC.