Hans Esser

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul Hans•Esser
Used nameHans•Esser
Born15 January 1909 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died26 August 1988 in Hilden, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsDeutscher Fecht-Club Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Fencer Hans Esser claimed a bronze medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics with the foil team, and came fourth with the epée team. He competed in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, but with no successes in the individual and team foil events. At the Fencing World Championships he won two bronze medals with the sabre teams in 1935 and 1937. In 1941 and 1953 he won the individual sabre title at the German Championships.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing GER Hans Esser
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Germany 3 Bronze
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing GER FRG Hans Esser
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p3 r1/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 3 p3 r2/4

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