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Heinz-Günther Lehmann

Full name: Heinz-Günther Lehmann
Nickname(s): Hase
Gender: Male
Born: March 6, 1923 in Zeitz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: June 24, 2006 in Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: ASV 06, Aachen (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming


German Heinz-Günther “Hase” Lehmann was a long distance swimmer who was eliminated in the 1,500 metres freestyle heats at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. At the 1950 European Championships he won the 1,500 gold medal and a bronze in the 400 freestyle. Lehmann won a staggering 35 West German titles and later, a further 19 senior championships. He was one of the first German sportsmen to receive the Silver Laurel Leaf from Federal German President Theodor Heuss. He later became a swimming coach in Übach-Palenberg and was president of the swimming section of his home club from 1952-62. By profession Lehmann was a textile merchant.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Germany GER 2 h2 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 2 19:17.9
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