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Hans Maier

Full name: Hans Maier
Gender: Male
Born: July 11, 1916 in Madiun, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Affiliations: Het Y, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Water Polo

Biography

Hans Maier was born to a military family in the Dutch East Indies, where he learned to play water polo from a young age. He moved to Amsterdam in 1934 and, at the time of his selection for Netherlands’ delegation to the 1936 Summer Olympics, was a member of the city’s Het Y. In the preliminary round, the squad placed second in its group, behind eventual bronze-medalist Belgium, by defeating the United States 3-2 and tying both Belgium and Uruguay 1-1. Their tie against Belgium carried over to the semi-finals, where they tied Great Britain 4-4 and lost against Hungary, the eventual Olympic champions, 8-0. Their tie against Great Britain carried over to the classification round, where they bested both Austria and Sweden to finish fifth overall. Outside of sport, Maier studied economics and eventually worked in finance for Shell. When he turned 100 in July 2016, he was noted as the Netherlands’ oldest living Olympian.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Men's Water Polo Netherlands NED 5

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Netherlands NED Group A Match #1 1T 1936-08-11 NED 4, GBR 4
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Netherlands NED Group A Match #4 2 1936-08-12 HUN 8, NED 0 0
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Netherlands NED Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1936-08-13 NED 5, AUT 4 2
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Netherlands NED Classification Round 5-8 Match #3 1 1936-08-14 NED 4, SWE 3 1
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Netherlands NED Group A Match #2 1 1936-08-08 NED 3, USA 2 1
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Netherlands NED Group A Match #4 1T 1936-08-09 NED 1, BEL 1 0
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Water Polo Netherlands NED Group A Match #5 1T 1936-08-10 URU 1, NED 1 1
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