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Hans-Georg Reimann

Full name: Hans-Georg Reimann
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: August 24, 1941 in Stariškė, Klaipėda, Lithuania
Affiliations: SC Dynamo Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany, GDR East Germany
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Christoph Höhne.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Race walker Hans-Georg Reimann was a four-time Olympian from 1964-76, winning the silver medal in the 20 km in 1976, when he was also the flagbearer for East Germany at the Opening Ceremony. He had won a bronze medal in 1972. He won another silver medal at the 1962 Europeans, was disqualified in 1966, and finished fifth both in 1969 and 1971, all over 20 km. Domestically Reimann earned five East German titles. He also set three world records.

Reimann was first educated as an engineer for measuring and control technology, but he later worked as a race walking coach. After German reunification he became a distribution agent for pharmacies. He was the brother-in-law of his teammate [Christoph Höhne], after marrying his sister Ingrid.

Personal Best\: 20kmW – 1-25:14 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Germany GER 12
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk East Germany GDR 7
1972 Summer 31 München Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk East Germany GDR 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk East Germany GDR 2 Silver

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Athletics Germany Final Standings 12 1-34:51.0
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Athletics East Germany Final Standings 7 1-36:31.4
1972 Summer 31 München Athletics East Germany Final Standings 3 1-27:16.6
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Athletics East Germany Final Standings 2 1-25:13.8
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