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Hans-Heinrich Sievert

Full name: Hans-Heinrich Sievert
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: December 1, 1909 in Grittern, Hückelhoven, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: April 5, 1963 in Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Affiliations: ETV - Hamburg, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Hans-Heinrich Sievert was a very versatile athlete who in 1932 finished 6th in the shot put, 11th in the discus throw, and 5th in the decathlon at the Los Angeles Olympics. Four years later, he only started in the shot put and finished a disappointing 10th, as at the time he was considered the symbol of the Nazi master race. In 1934 he was European champion in the decathlon and "World Sportsman of the Year" in the USA. He won German championships in 1930 and 1933 in the shot put, 1933 and 1934 in the discus, 1931, 1933-34 and 1938 in the decathlon, and in 1938 in the pentathlon. He set a world decathlon record record in 1934 and an indoor shot put world record in 1933.

Sievert graduated in 1938 as a lawyer and became a judge, but he was disabled in World War II, after his left lower leg had to be amputated. After the war he worked as a magistrate, ministerial official and government director, and part-time farmer. In 1953 he became chairman of the Hamburg Athletics Association. From 1953-58 he was secretary for sports and physical education in the Federal Ministry of the Interior. In 1957, he suffered a serious heart condition, and resigned from all his administrative bodies and moved to the estate of his father in Lienfeld. In 1939 he married the multi-athlete, but non-Olympian, Ruth Hagemann. Their two daughters Gisela and Norgard also were athletes in the 1960s. In 1971 the Association of German Olympians founded the Dr. Hans-Heinrich Sievert Award for special achievements in sports and volunteer work.

Personal Bests: SP – 15.89 (1933); DT – 49.32 (1933); Dec – 7147 (1934).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Shot Put Germany GER 6
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Discus Throw Germany GER 11
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Decathlon Germany GER 5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Men's Shot Put Germany GER 10

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Standings 6 15.070
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 9 13.870
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 6 14.990 14.990
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 6 14.750 14.990
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Four 6 15.070 15.070
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Five 6 foul 15.070
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Six NP foul
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round 10 14.79
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round One 9 14.79
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 9 14.43
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 10 13.23
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Athletics Germany Qualifying Round NP QU

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Standings 11 44.51
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round One NP foul
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Two 16 38.92 38.92
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Round Round Three 11 44.51 44.51

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Final Standings 5 7,941.075 6.515
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany 100 metres 7T 809.6 723 11.4
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Long jump 5 845.65 807 6.97
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Shot put 2 916 759 14.50
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany High jump 2T 790 610 1.78
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany 400 metres 8 796.96 650 53.6
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany 110 metre hurdles 5 895.5 695 16.1
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany 110 metre hurdles Heat Five 2 895.5 695 16.1
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Discus throw 2 974,54 757 44.54
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Pole vault 8T 595 406 3.20
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany Javelin throw 5 805.025 647 53.91
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany 1,500 metres 9 512.8 461 5:18.0
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Germany 1,500 metres Heat One 4 512.8 461 5:18.0
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