Werner Delmes

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Coach
SexMale
Full nameWerner•Delmes
Used nameWerner•Delmes
Nick/petnamesGino
Born28 September 1930 in Köln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died13 January 2022 in Köln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements177 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsRot-Weiss Köln, Köln (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

The West German field hockey team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics earned a bronze medal by winning the deciding game against Great Britain 3-1. In the semi-finals Germany had lost 0-1 to India. Werner Delmes played for Rot-Weiß Köln domestically and also participated in the 1960 Olympic tournament, where the team finished in seventh place. From 1954-62 Delmes claimed 40 international caps. In 1956 he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, in Germany the highest award by the government.

Delmes later became a sports official in the Deutscher Hockey Bund. He also coached the men’s national team at the 1972 München Games, when the nation won its first ever gold medal in field hockey after defeating Pakistan in the final.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Summer Olympics Hockey GER FRG Werner Delmes
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 3 Bronze
1960 Summer Olympics Hockey GER FRG Werner Delmes
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 7

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Hockey FRG Werner Delmes
Hockey, Men (Olympic) West Germany 1 Gold