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Hans Fritsch

Full name: Hans Fritsch
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: August 9, 1911 in Ozyorsk, Kaliningrad, Russia
Died: August 24, 1987 in Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Affiliations: MSV Wünsdorf
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Hans Fritsch placed 11th in the discus thorw at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was the flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony for the German Reich. In 1931 he was runner-up at the German Championships in decathlon, while in 1935 and 1936 he was third in the discus throw. In 1971 the former policeman was one of the founding members of the German Olympians Association (GDO). He was also a talented pianist.

During World War II Fritsch was a lieutenant in the information brigade of the German Air Force. He then belonged to the general staff and capitulated at Oldenburg to the British troops without any defense against the strict Nazi order “to defend to the last man.” In 1945 he was then named city councillor in charge of cultural affairs at Oldenburg by the British Military Administration. Later he was among the leading officers building up the new German Air Force within the Bundeswehr.

Personal Best\: DT – 49.60 (1939).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Men's Discus Throw Germany GER 11

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round 11 45.10
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 10 38.91
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 10 45.10
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 11 43.61
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Germany Qualifying Round NP QU