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Hannes Hansen

Full name: Hermann "Hannes" Hansen
Gender: Male
Born: October 31, 1912 in Friedrichstadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Died: June 28, 1944
Affiliations: SV Polizei Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Handball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Hannes Hansen played two matches in Berlin. He also became World Champion in 1938 and earned eleven international caps. During World War II he went missing-in-action since 1944 when he did not return from an enemy flight.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Handball Men's Handball Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #4 1 1936-08-12 GER 16, SUI 6 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Handball Germany GER Group A Match #3 1 1936-08-08 GER 29, USA 1 0
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