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Hans Christian Herlak

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans Christian•Herlak (Jensen-)
Used nameHans Christian•Herlak
Born4 August 1881 in Jelling, Vejle (DEN)
Died29 January 1970 in Gentofte (DEN)
AffiliationsKH, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark


Hans Christian Herlak, who played for the Hockey Club in København, won an Olympic silver medal in the 1920 Olympic hockey tournament. The Danish team finished in second place after being defeated by Britain and winning two clear victories against France and Belgium. Herlak was for many years headmaster of the Skovshoved School.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Hockey DEN Hans Christian Herlak
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Denmark 2 Silver