Hans Walter

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans•Walter
Used nameHans•Walter
Born9 August 1889
Died14 January 1967 in Stansstad, Nidwalden (SUI)
AffiliationsGrasshopper Club, Zürich (SUI) / RC Lausanne, Lausanne (SUI)
NOC Switzerland
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 3


Hans Walter was the stroke for the Swiss coxed four from the Grasshopper Club Zürich that won the 1920 gold medal. The same crew had already won the European Championship just before the Antwerpen Olympics. Before and after World War I, Walter won another three titles at the European Championships in 1911-13 in the coxed fours, also winning two titles (1912, 1920) and two second places (1911, 1913) in the eights. At the 1924 Paris Olympics Walter made a comeback and repeated his triumph in the coxed four and added a bronze medal in the coxless fours to become one of the most successful Swiss rowers.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Rowing SUI Hans Walter
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 Gold
Eights, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 2 h2 r1/3
1924 Summer Olympics Rowing SUI Hans Walter
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 1 Gold