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Hans Kalt

Full name: Hans Kalt (-Jans)
Gender: Male
Born: March 26, 1924
Died: January 2, 2011 in Zug, Zug, Switzerland
Affiliations: See-Club Zug, Zug (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Brother of Josef Kalt.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Hans Kalt won the 1948 coxless pairs silver medal with his brother Josef and the 1952 bronze medal with Kurt Schmid. They started for the See-Club Zug and were coached by Kurt's father Karl Schmid. At the 1948 Olympics at Henley there were only three boats in the final. Hans and his brother Josef had won the preliminaries and the semi-final ahead of the Australians. In the final they were beaten by the British pair of Jack Wilson and Ran Laurie, whose son, Hugh Laurie, later became a movie and television star ("Dr. House"). At the 1950 European Championships Hans Kalt and Schmid won the European Championship, adding a bronze medal in 1951. At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics they again advanced to the final, losing to the Americans and Belgians, winning a bronze medal.

In 1966 Kalt was among the founding members of the Curling Club Zug and became an Honorary Member in 2000. He was also one of the founding members of the Panathlon-Club Zug and later became Honorary President. He and his brother Josef worked in the family owned printing company in Bern. Hans later married Thea Mathilde Jans and changed his surname to Kalt-Jans.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Switzerland SUI 2 Silver
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Switzerland SUI 3 Bronze

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 24 London Rowing Switzerland SUI Josef Kalt Final Round 7:23.9
1948 Summer 24 London Rowing Switzerland SUI Josef Kalt Semi-Finals Heat One 7:47.3
1948 Summer 24 London Rowing Switzerland SUI Josef Kalt Round One Heat One 7:20.4
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Rowing Switzerland SUI Kurt Schmid Final Round 8:32.7
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Rowing Switzerland SUI Kurt Schmid Semi-Finals Heat One 7:37.7
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Rowing Switzerland SUI Kurt Schmid Round One Heat One 7:46.0
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