Hans Freese

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohann Heinrich "Hans"•Freese
Used nameHans•Freese
Born17 February 1918 in Bremen, Bremen (GER)
Died8 July 1941 in Bremen, Bremen (GER)
AffiliationsBremischer Schwimmverband, Bremen (GER)
NOC Germany


Hans Freese won the European 4x200m freestyle relay title with the German team in 1938. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he was eliminated in the semi-final in both the 400m and 1,500m freestyle. In 1936 he was the German 400m freestyle champion. In 1941 Freese was seriously wounded near Leningrad during World War II and died the same year in a hospital in Bremen as a result of his injuries.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Hans Freese
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r2/3
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5 h1 r2/3

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