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Hans Scheele

Full name: Hans-Heinrich Scheele
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: December 18, 1908 in Kirchwerder, Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 23, 1941 in Buynichi, Mahilyow, Belarus
Affiliations: Hamburger SV, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Hans Scheele was 1934 European Champion in the 400 metres hurdles, and the 4x400 metres relay. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics he was eliminated in the heats of the 400 hurdles. In 1934-36 Scheele was German Champion in the intermediate hurdles. His sons Klaus and Horst Scheele also became nationally prominent track and field athletes.

Hans Scheele was a business man, but was mobilized in 1939 for World War II. In 1941, at the beginning of the Russia campaign, he was killed in action in today’s Belarus near Buynichi. The Master Sergeant was buried at Mogilev in the soldier’s cemetery.

Personal Best: 400H – 53.2 (1934).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Germany GER 3 h4 r1/3

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Athletics Germany Round One Heat Four 3 54.6
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