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Hans Haas

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHans•Haas
Used nameHans•Haas
Born17 October 1906 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died14 May 1973
Measurements170 cm
AffiliationsA. C. D'Boeren, Wien (AUT) / Teutoburger A. C., Wien (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Having set several World Records in 1927, Hans Haas was the favourite to take the lightweight weightlifting gold in Amsterdam. He did so, but had to share his title with German lifter Kurt Helbig. In the snatch competition, Haas broke the World Record with 102.5 kg, and later appeared to have lifted 105 kg. However, not all judges agreed that Haas had lifted legally, and ruled it a foul. Haas continued to be dominant lightweight lifter, winning the European title in both 1930 and 1931. He also travelled to Los Angeles for the 1932 Games, where he picked up a silver medal.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting AUT Hans Haas
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) =1 Gold
1932 Summer Olympics Weightlifting AUT Hans Haas
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver