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Hans Theilig

Full name: Hans Theilig
Gender: Male
Born: August 12, 1914 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: October 6, 1976
Affiliations: Oberalster VfW, Hamburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Handball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Field handball was only part of the Olympic program once, at the 1936 Berlin Games. The German Reich dominated their two preliminary round matches, beating Hungary 22-0 and then the USA 29-1, before winning all three matches in the final round, including a 10-6 win over Austria in the deciding match that won the gold medal. Hans Theilig played in three matches, scoring five goals against Austria. He was the tournament’s top scorer with 22 goals. Two years later, the inaugural World Championships in both field and indoor handball were held, and both won by Germany. In 1941 and 1943 Theilig won the German Championship with SV Polizei Hamburg.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Handball Men's Handball Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #1 1 1936-08-10 GER 19, HUN 6 7
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Handball Germany GER Final Round Match #6 1 1936-08-14 GER 10, AUT 6 5
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Handball Germany GER Group A Match #3 1 1936-08-08 GER 29, USA 1 7
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