Hermann Heibel

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHermann Hans•Heibel
Used nameHermann•Heibel
Born21 July 1912 in Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Died19 August 1941 in Valovo, Kingisepp raion, Leningrad (RUS)
AffiliationsBremischer Schwimmverband, Bremen (GER)
NOC Germany


German swimmer Hermann Heibel did not manage to make the final in the 100m freestyle at the 1936 Berlin Olympic. With the 4x200m relay team he was fifth. In 1937, he was German national champion with the Bremer Schwimmverein relay and in 1938 the relay swam a world record. In 1941 he was seriously wounded at the Eastern Front during World War II, and died in a military hospital at Valovo in Russia.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Hermann Heibel
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 6 h2 r2/3
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Germany 5

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