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Erwin Sietas

Full name: Erwin Sietas
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: July 24, 1910 in Cranz, Hamburg, Germany
Died: July 20, 1989 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: Hamburger Schwimmclub 1879
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Swimmer Erwin Sietas won the silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in the 200 metres breaststroke, after coming in fourth both at the 1928 Amsterdam and the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He won the 1934 European Championships, and placed second in 1938 and third in 1931. Domestically he was German Champion in 1929, 1932-34 and 1937. In his era Sietas was known as the best breaststroker in Europe, with only the Japanese able to defeat him. He briefly played water polo.

By profession, Sietas was a skilled businessman. Later he became a sales representative for the spa industry at the Hamburg Waterworks. In 1972, 36 years after Berlin, he met with the 1936 Olympic champion [Tetsuo Hamuro] for a rematch in Hamburg. In 1992 Sietas was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 4
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Final 4 2:56.6
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 Q 2:57.8
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Germany Round One Heat One 2 Q 2:57.4
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming Germany Final 4 2:48.0
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 2:47.6
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Swimming Germany Round One Heat Two 2 Q 2:51.0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Swimming Germany Final 2 2:42.9
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Swimming Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 Q 2:44.8
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Swimming Germany Round One Heat One 2 Q 2:44.6
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