Hans Halberstadt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans Ignaz•Halberstadt
Used nameHans•Halberstadt
Born10 June 1885 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen (GER)
Died22 September 1966 in San Francisco, California (USA)
AffiliationsFC Offenbach, Offenbach am Main (GER)
NOC Germany


German Hans Halberstadt fenced at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, but was eliminated in the semi-finals in individual épée, losing all bouts in his pool. He was also eliminated with the épée team in the second round, but finished fourth with the sabre team. In 1922 and 1930 Halberstadt was German épée champion. With Fechtclub Offenbach he was also German team sabre champion in 1924 and 1925.

As a Jew Halberstadt had to leave Germany in 1938 and emigrated to San Francisco (USA), where he later started his own fencing school. Halberstadt became 1940 US sabre champion in 1940, both in the individual and with the team.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing GER Hans Halberstadt
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 9 p2 r3/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 4 p2 r2/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 4