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Hannes Koch

Full name: Johannes "Hannes" Koch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: February 12, 1935 in Hildesheim, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: December 26, 1994 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


East German born Hannes Koch placed 16th at the 1960 Roma Olympics in the 20 km walk and was seventh at the 1962 European Championships in the 50 km, all for East Germany. After the 1962 Europeans in Frankfurt am Main, Koch stayed in West Germany. In East Germany he was national champion in the 50 km in 1959 and 1961, and then won West German titles in 1964 and 1965 in the 20 km. He also took part in four international matches for East Germany and 11 international matches for West Germany. After his career Koch remained active in athletics as a youth coach in the West German Track and Field Association and as a statistician in race walking. In the summer of 1994, Hannes Koch had his first heart attack, dying after a second one at Christmas later that year.

Personal Best\: 20kmW – 1-29:52 (1960).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Germany GER 16

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Germany Final Standings 16 1-41:53.4
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