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Herbert Klein

Full name: Herbert Klein
Gender: Male
Born: March 25, 1923 in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Died: September 24, 2001 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: VfVS München, München (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In 1952 West German breaststroke swimmer Herbert Klein won bronze in the 200 at the Helsinki Olympics. Four years later in Melbourne he was disqualified in the heats for using a scissors kick. Although Germany protested against the disqualification, the jury did not accept it. Klein was one of the world’s best breaststrokers in the late 1940s and early 1950s, winning 25 West German titles between 1948-54. In 1950 he was elected West German Sportsman of the Year. In 1950 and 1951 he set two world records in the 200 breaststroke. In his youth he was also active as a track & field athlete in the sprints and high and long jumps.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER AC h2 r1/2 DQ

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Swimming Germany Final 3 2:35.9
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2:37.0
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Swimming Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 2:37.0
1956 Summer 33 Melbourne Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two AC DQ
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