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Karl Hein

Full name: Karl Hein
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 227 lbs (103 kg)
Born: June 11, 1908 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 10, 1982 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: SV St. Georg, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Hammer thrower Karl Hein won the gold medal at the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games in Berlin just ahead of his teammate Erwin Blask, and also won at the European Championships two years later in Paris. He had already finished his active career after his marriage in the beginning of the 1930s, but then watched a film about the 1932 Los Angeles Games, and decided to start training again. Domestically he won German Championships in 1936-38 and 1946-47. He was active until the end of the 1950s and still had remarkable results in the late 1950s, placing second at nationals in 1956. In 1938 he set two new world records with 57.22 and 58.24.

In 1962 Hein was awarded the Rudolf-Harbig-Gedächtnispreis (Memorial Award). One month after his 74th birthday he died from a stroke. His son Karl-Peter also became a successful weight and hammer thrower at the national level.

Personal Best\: HT – 58.77 (1938).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Germany GER 1 Gold OR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round 1 OR 56.49
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 2 52.13
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 3 52.44
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 3 foul
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 3 54.70
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 2 54.85
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP OR 56.49
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Germany Qualifying Round NP QU
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