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Heinz Haßelberg

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilhelm Heinrich "Heinz"•Haßelberg
Used nameHeinz•Haßelberg
Born19 January 1914 in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died31 May 1989 in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsRV Sturmvogel, Bochum (GER)
NOC Germany

Biography

Cyclist Heinz Haßelberg was a member of the German pursuit team with Erich Arndt, Hans Hoffmann and Karl Klöckner, that lost the bronze medal race against Great Britain at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Arndt was the one who tailed-off from his fellow team members on the penultimate lap. In the semi-final the team was beaten by France by more than 12 seconds.

Haßelberg was the German 1,000m time trial and tandem champion 1937-39, and the sprint champion in 1937. During World War II he survived after being seriously wounded at the Eastern front. After the war he tried motor-paced cycling but had to retire in 1947 after a bad track accident.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GER Heinz Haßelberg
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Germany 4