Hans Woellke

Hans Woellke

Woellke at the 1936 Olympics

Personal information

Born
18 February 1911
Bischofsburg, Germany

Died
22 March 1943 (aged 32)
near Minsk, Belarus

Height
178 cm (5 ft 10 in)

Weight
105 kg (231 lb)

Sport

Sport
Athletics

Event(s)
Shot put

Club
PSV Berlin

Achievements and titles

Personal best(s)
16.60 m (1936)[1]

Medal record

Representing Germany

Olympic Games

1936 Berlin
Shot put

European Championships

1938 Paris
Shot put

Hans-Otto Woellke (born 18 February 1911 – 22 March 1943) was a German shot putter, who won a gold medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal at the 1938 European Championships.[2]
Woellke served with the Berlin Police force. During World War II, he was a captain in the Security Police attached to a regiment in the Waffen SS. He was killed by partisans on 22 March 1943 near Khatyn village, which caused a notorious mass killing of inhabitants of Khatyn.[3]
References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hans Woellke.

^ Hans Woellke. trackfield.brinkster.net
^ “Hans Woellke”. Sports Reference. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
^ Genocide Policy, khatyn.by

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Olympic champions in men’s shot put

1896  Robert Garrett (USA)
1900  Richard Sheldon (USA)
1904  Ralph Rose (USA)
1908  Ralph Rose (USA)
1912  Pat McDonald (USA)
1920  Ville Pörhölä (FIN)
1924  Bud Houser (USA)
1928  John Kuck (USA)
1932  Leo Sexton (USA)
1936  Hans Woellke (GER)
1948  Wilbur Thompson (USA)
1952  Parry O’Brien (USA)
1956  Parry O’Brien (USA)
1960  Bill Nieder (USA)
1964  Dallas Long (USA)
1968  Randy Matson (USA)
1972  Władysław Komar (POL)
1976  Udo Beyer (GDR)
1980  Vladimir Kiselyov (URS)
1984  Alessandro Andrei (ITA)
1988  Ulf Timmermann (GDR)
1992  Mike Stulce (USA)
1996  Randy Barnes (USA)
2000  Arsi Harju (FIN)
2004  Adam Nelson (USA)
2008  Tomasz Majewski (POL)
2012  Tomasz Majewski (POL)
2016  Ryan Crouser (USA)

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AAA Championships winners in men’s shot put

1876–1914

1880: William Winthrop
1881: Maurice Davin (IRL)
1882: George Ross
1883–84: Owen Harte (IRL)
1885: Donald McKinnon
1886–87: James Mitchell (IRL)
1888: Georg
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