Deutsches Sportabzeichen 1937 Bronze Grade
This is the German Sports Badge as it was awarded between 1937 and 1945. Hitler considered this the one award all German’s should have. The DRL Sports Badge Replaced the DRA Sports Badge in 1937. The difference being the addition of a Swastika. The badge was awarded in three grades Bronze, Silver and Gold. To qualify for the Bronze grade a men or women had to be between the ages of 18 and 32. They also had to past all five parts of a rigorous physical test within a 12 month period to qualify for the Bronze Grade. The five physical tests were in Swimming, Jumping, Running, Weight Throwing and Speed. e.g. The Speed Test for men consisted of running 10,911 yards in 50 minutes, or swim 1,091 yards in 29 minutes or cycle 12.5 miles in 45 minutes. The requirements for women were less rigorous. The DRL stands for Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen.