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Hans Hoffmeister

Full name: Heinrich Bernhard Karl "Hans" Hoffmeister
Nickname(s): Hoheit
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 17, 1901 in Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: January 9, 1980 in Altenberge, Steinfurt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Sportclub 08 Münster
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Hans Hoffmeister was a graphic artist, cartoonist, and later worked for daily newspapers. During his active days and during the 1928 Amsterdam Games he portrayed many of his teammates, including the German marathon runners.

In Amsterdam Hoffmeister was eliminated in the qualifying round of the discus. He was German Champion with the discus in 1926, 1930, and 1931, and runner-up in 1925 and 1928. He earned another runner-up in javelin in 1927. In the discus he set a world record with 48.77 in 1928. This was his most successful year, as he also won Irish Championships in discus and javelin that year as well.

Personal Best\: DT – 48.77 (1928).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Discus Throw Germany GER 25 QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Qualifying Round 25 39.17
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Qualifying Round Group C 7 39.17
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