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Hans Hüneke

Full name: Johannes Ernst "Hans" Hüneke
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: January 12, 1934 in Schmallenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 14, 2015 in Dernbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Affiliations: Solinger Leichtathletik Club, Solingen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Steeplechaser Hans Hüneke won the bronze medal at the 1958 European Championships, but had to withdraw from the final at the 1960 Rome Olympics due to an injury. He managed to win three West German titles, over 3x1000 m in 1958, in the steeplechase in 1959, and in cross-country in 1965.

Hüneke was educated as a baker. When he retired he started another career as a skat player, one of the most famous card games in Germany.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:37.4 (1958).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Germany GER AC

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Germany Final AC DNF
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 3 QU 8:50.4 8:50.59
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