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Hans Eckstein

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohannes "Hans"•Eckstein
Used nameHans•Eckstein
Born15 December 1908 in Leipzig, Sachsen (GER)
Died15 March 1985 in Leipzig, Sachsen (GER)
Measurements185 cm
AffiliationsPoseidon Leipzig
NOC Germany


At Los Angeles in 1932 Hans Eckstein was a member of the German team that came in second and won a silver medal behind Hungary. Representing Poseidon Leipzig, Eckstein was World University Champion in 1930 and second in 1933. Later he was active as a water polo referee and coached the East German water polo team from 1953-54. His brother Kurt was a nationally successful swimmer, winning German titles in the 400 metres freestyle.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) GER Hans Eckstein
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Germany 2 Silver