Heinz Arendt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHeinz•Arendt
Used nameHeinz•Arendt
Born16 May 1917 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died5 January 2006 in Unkel, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
AffiliationsSC Poseidon, Berlin (GER)
NOC Germany


German swimmer Heinz Arendt finished seventh in the 1,500m freestyle and was eliminated in the 400m semi-finals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Two years later he was third at the European Championships over 1,500m. Nationally, he was the German 400m champion in 1938 and the 1,500m champion on four consecutive occasions from 1936 through 1939. Arendt was the brother of Olympic swimmer Gisela Jacob-Arendt and the uncle of her son Rainer Jacob.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Heinz Arendt
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5 h2 r2/3
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 7

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