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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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Lightweight, Men Olympic =1 Gold Representing Austria    
1932 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Lightweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Austria    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Lightweight, Men (≤67½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 317.5 =1
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Lightweight, Men (≤67½ kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 322.5 =1
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Lightweight, Men (≤67½ kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 85.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Lightweight, Men (≤67½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 97.5 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Lightweight, Men (≤67½ kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 102.5 WR AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Lightweight, Men (≤67½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 130.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Lightweight, Men (≤67½ kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 135.0 WR AC