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Heinz Schlauch

Full name: Heinz Schlauch
Gender: Male
Born: November 13, 1915 in Gera, Thüringen, Germany
Died: February 21, 1945 in Niederrhein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Affiliations: Neptun Gera / Poseidon Erfurt
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming


Heinz Schlauch was the best German backstroke swimmer in the 100m at the 1936 Berlin Olympics finishing as the ninth-best swimmer in the semi-finals – sadly, only the best eight qualified for the final. Schlauch was German Champion from 1937-39, and also the European Champion in 1938. In 1945, he was killed-in-action, somewhere at the Lower Rhine, just before the end of World War II.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Germany GER 4 h2 r2/3

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 1:10.8
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 2 Q 1:10.1
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