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Herbert Heinrich

Full name: Herbert Heinrich
Gender: Male
Born: July 29, 1899 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Died: March 2, 1975 in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: SV Poseidon Leipzig
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Herbert Heinrich was the best German freestyle swimmer directly after World War I, but Germany was barred from the Olympics in those years. Only in 1928, well past his prime, was Heinrich able to compete at the Olympics. He was eliminated early in the 100 free prelims and with the 4x200 relay. In the 400 free he reached the semi-finals. In 1926 and 1927 Heinrich won gold medals at the Europeans with the 4x200 relay, while in 1931 they came in second, setting a world record in 1927 with 9:49.6. In the 400 free he won the silver medals in 1926 and 1927. Heinrich won 12 national titles, as follows – 100 free in 1921-25; 200 free in 1928; and 400 free in 1921-23, 1925, 1927, and 1929.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Germany GER 4 h3 r1/3
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Germany GER 5 h2 r2/3
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Germany GER AC h3 r1/2

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 4

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 5
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Round One Heat Three 2 Q 5:20.0

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 28 Amsterdam Swimming Germany GER Round One Heat Three AC
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