Full name: Ferdinand Johannes "Hans" Keiter
Born: March 22, 1910 in MÃ¼lheim an der Ruhr, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: September 8, 2005 in Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: RSV MÃ¼lheim, MÃ¼lheim an der Ruhr (GER)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Germany won the first three international handball championships, and Hans Keiter was a member on each occasion. In 1936, he was team captain at the Olympic Games in Berlin, winning the gold medal. Field handball was held only once in the Olympic program, at the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games in Berlin. The German Reich won the preliminary round very predominant against the US (29-1) and Hungary (22-0), and in the final round they beat Austria 10-6 in the deciding match and won the gold medal.
Two years later, the inaugural World Championships in both field and indoor handball were held, which were both won by Germany. In domestic competition, Keiter was active for RSV MÃ¼lheim and, after the 1936 Games, PSV Berlin, a police sports club, as Keiter worked as a police officer for most of his life. Keiter also competed as a track athlete and a rower. After World War II, he became a handball coach, winning the West German title in 1966 and 1968 with TV Krefeld-Oppum. Later he also was engaged as a soccer coach at Rot-WeiÃ Essen and Rot-WeiÃ Oberhausen for some years.
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Handball||Men's Handball||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match #1||1||1936-08-10||GER 19, HUN 6||1|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Final Round||Match #6||1||1936-08-14||GER 10, AUT 6||0|
|1936 Summer||26||Berlin||Handball||Germany||GER||Group A||Match #1||1||1936-08-06||GER 22, HUN 0||1|