Full name: Hans Fritsch
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
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).
|1936 Summer||24||Berlin||Athletics||Men's Discus Throw||Germany||GER||11|
|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|