|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Walter Johan Heinrich•Steffens|
|Born||26 December 1908 in Barnstorf, Niedersachsen (GER)|
|Died||23 August 2006 in Barnstorf, Niedersachsen (GER)|
Walter Steffens was a member of the German team that captured the 1936 Olympic all-around title, recording the sixth best individual score from the eight-man group. His speciality was the pommelled horse in which he captured a (shared) fifth place at the same Games. Two years prior to the Berlin Games, Steffens had been a part of the German team that came in third at the World Championships. In national competition, his best result was a second place at the 1938 National Championships, behind Alfred Schwarzmann.
After the war, Steffens set up his own gymnastics school and taught the sport until his 76th birthday. He also worked as a sports teacher at the Gymnasium Hamm, and the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Realschule in Bergkamen, and at the Schalke Gymnasium in Gelsenkirchen.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1936 Summer Olympics||Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics)||GER||Walter Steffens|
|Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic)||17|
|Team All-Around, Men (Olympic)||Germany||1||Gold|
|Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic)||=6|
|Horse Vault, Men (Olympic)||29|
|Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic)||=42|
|Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic)||8|
|Rings, Men (Olympic)||58|
|Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic)||=5|