Hans-Peter Gies

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans-Peter•Gies
Used nameHans-Peter•Gies
Born9 May 1947 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Measurements194 cm / 104 kg
AffiliationsSC Dynamo Berlin, Ost-Berlin (GER)
NOC East Germany


Shot putter Hans-Peter Gies twice narrowly missed a medal at the Olympic Games, placing fourth in 1972 and fifth in 1976. In 1972 he had the same best mark as his teammate Hartmut Briesenick but lost the medal based on the second best mark, with which he trailed Briesenick by only 1 cm. Gies earned the bronze medal at the 1969 European Championships and was East German Champion in 1969, 1972, and 1974. In 1969 he set his only European record with 20.64 m. Gies was well-known as one of the best technicians internationally in shot put. He was educated as a mechanical engineer, but later was employed by the East German Volkspolizei.

Personal Best: SP – 21.31 (1972).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Hans-Peter Gies
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 4
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics GDR Hans-Peter Gies
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 5

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