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Hans Geister

Full name: Hans-Günter Geister
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 28, 1928 in Hamborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: May 16, 2012 in Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: CSV Marathon Krefeld, Krefeld (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Hans Geister earned a bronze medal at the 1952 Helsinki Games in the 4x400 relay with Günther Steines, Heinz Ulzheimer and Karl-Friedrich Haas claiming a new European record with 3:06.78. He was eliminated in the quarter finals of the 400 metres. One year earlier the same relay team won the All-England Championships. Geister also won a silver medal at the 1954 European Championships (with non-Olympian Helmut Dreher, Ulzheimer and Haas), where he was disqualified in the second round of the 400. Domestically he won one national title in the 400 metres and another four with the relay. In 1952 Geister was awarded the “Silbernes Lorbeerblatt” (Silver Bay Leaf). Between 1959-67 he was the Chairman of the “Vereinigung alter Leichtathleten” (Association of Former Track and Field Athletes).

Personal Best\: 400 – 47.00 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 4 h2 r3/4
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 46.7 47.00
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 47.7 47.81
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Germany Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 47.9 47.99

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Final 3 3:06.6 3:06.78 47,0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:10.5 3:10.57
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