Great Olympians

Biographies - HEI


Hermann Heibel

B. 1912-07-21, Neuwied, R-P, Germany; D. 1941-08-19
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle SF:10th 100
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay fifth 250
350


Erik Oscar Heiberg

B. 1916-01-24, Oslo, Norway; D. 1996-12-30
Sailing (1 silver)
1952 HP
6 metres class silver 2000
2000


Georg Heibl

B. 1935-02-16, Neubeuern, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany
Bobsleigh
1976 HP
Two-man fifth 1250
Four-man fifth 750
2000


John Sebastian "Jack" Heid

B. 1924-06-26, New York, NY, USA; D. 1987-05-27
Cycling - Track
1948 HP
Men's Sprint QF 861
Men's Time Trial 7th 600
1461


Anton Heida

B. 1878-10, USA
Gymnastics (5 gold, 1 silver)
1904 HP
Turnverein - Individual combined 18th 1.92
Turnverein - Individual gymnastics 12th 7.5
Turnverein - Individual athletics 59th 3x10-9
Turnverein - Team gold 1200
Swedish System - Individual combined gold 4800
Parallel Bars silver 750
Horizontal Bar gold 1200
Side Horse gold 1200
Long Horse gold 1200
10359

Olympic Competitor nr 1703

He was born in Prague but lived in Philadelphia by 1904. Strangely, he became a US citizen on 17 October 1904, which meant he was an Austrian national (classed by me as Czech) when he won gold with the Philadelphia team, but an American when he won his four other gold medals.


Raoul Heide

B. 1888-10-13, Paris, France, lived in Oslo, represented Norway; D. 1978-02-21
Fencing
1924 1928 HP
Men's Épée, Individual SF:7th R1:7th 26.00021
Men's Épée, Team R1:3rd QF:3rd 29.5
55.50021


Moritz Heidegger

B. 1932-12-04, represented Liechtenstein; D. 1956-02-12
Bobsleigh
1956 HP
Two‐Man dnf 0.125
0.125

He died just two weeks after the Olympics, in a Bobsleigh accident in Switzerland.


Wilhelm "Willi" Heidel

B. 1916-02-28, Sibiu, Romania; D. 2008-09-20
Handball
1936 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Britta Heidemann

Germany
Fencing (1 gold, 2 silver)
2004 2008 2012 HP
Épéé, individual R16 gold silver 14665.94
Épée, team silver - 1000
15665.94


Günther Heidemann

B. 1932-10-21, Berlin, Germany; D. 2010-03-15
Boxing (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) bronze 3120
3120


Jørgen Dupont Heidemann

B. 1946-03-27, Fredericia, Denmark
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team 13th 12.8
12.8


Elizabeth Lee "Beth" Heiden

B. 1959-09-27, Madison, Wisc., USA
Speed Skating (1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Women's 500 metres 7th 400
Women's 1000 metres fifth 1000
Women's 1500 metres 7th 400
Women's 3000 metres 11th bronze 2624
4424


Eric Arthur Heiden

B. 1958-06-14, Madison, Wisc., USA
Speed Skating (5 gold)
1976 1980 HP
500 m - gold 6400
1000 m - gold 6400
1500 m 7th gold 6800
5000 m 19th gold 6401.6
10000 m - gold 6400
32401.6

Achieved the 'impossible' in winning all five distances, with five world records to boot. He had also performed the Olympic Oath at Lake Placid. His sister Beth also won a bronze in skating.


Siem Heiden

B. 1905-03-12, IJsselmonde, the Netherlands; D. 1993-08-03
Speed Skating
1928 HP
Men's 500 m 27th 0.04
Men's 1500 m 18th 2.56
Men's 5000 m 11th 64
66.6


Jerôme Alan "Jerry" Heidenreich

B. 1950-02-04, Tulsa, Okl., USA; D. 2002-04-18
Swimming (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1972 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle silver 4000
Men's 100 m Butterfly bronze 2560
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay gold 1600
Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay gold 1600
9760


Hans-Wolfgang Heidland

B. 1912-07-20, Koblenz, R-P, Germany; D. 1992-01-11
Rowing
1932 HP
Men's Eights Rep.:2nd 410
410


Waldemar Heigenhauser

B. 1939-05-24, Saalfelden am Steinernen Neer, Austria (then part of Germany)
Nordic Combined
1964 1968 HP
Men's Individual 19th 34th 2.4024
2.4024


Carl Erik "Inge" Heijbroek

B. 1915-10-12, Hilversum, the Netherlands; D. 1956-02-09
Hockey (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Team (bronze) 800
800


Wilhelm Johann "Han" Heijenbrock

B. 1929-10-27, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 2015-07-26
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxed Fours 1Rep:2nd 20.4
20.4


Johan Heijm

B. 1904-11-16, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1990-03-13
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1928 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 9th 162
162


Albert Heijnneman

B. 1896-10-28, Penang, Malaya, represented the Netherlands; D. 1944-02-20
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 100 m R1:3rd 0.023
Men's 200 m QF:5th 0.364
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay SF:3rd 68
68.387


Karel Heijting

Olympic Competitor nr 4749


William "Bill" Heikkila

B. 1944-08-17, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Javelin Throw 22nd 0.6
0.6


Erkki Ilmari Heikkilä

B. 1924-02-13, Vilpuri, Finland, now Vyborg in Russia; D. 2000-11-22
Hockey
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 26
26


Sisko Sinikka Heikkilä

B. 1921-12-23, Iltti, Finland; D. 1997-01-24
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's High Jump 16th 9.6
9.6


Väinö Heikkilä

Olympic Competitor nr 6673


Frans Heikkinen

B. 1906-04-22, Paltamo, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1943-10-08
Cross-Country Skiing
1936 HP
Men's 50 kilometres 7th 400
400


Kalle Heikkinen

B. 1908-02-20, Paltamo, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1938-12-15
Cross-Country Skiing
1936 HP
Men's 50 kilometres 14th 16
16


Kauko Pertti Juhani Heikkinen

B. 1938-03-03, Pielsjärvi, Finland
Artistic Gymnastics
1960 1964 HP
Men's Individual Combined 40th 64th -3.10
Men's Team Combined sixth 8th 224
224.0001


Jennifer Heil

B. 1983-04-11, Edmonton, Alb., Canada
Freestyle Skiing (1 gold, 1 silver)
2002 2006 2010 HP
Moguls fourth gold silver 22500
22500


Geertruida Johanna "Truida" Heil-Bonnet

B. 1920-07-11, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 2014-07-04
Gymnastics
1948 HP
Women's Team All-Around fifth 500
500


Hal Heiland

Olympic Competitor nr 5525


Niels Heilbuth

B. 1906-10-08, København, Denmark; D. 1992-06-01
Hockey
1928 HP
Men's Team QU:3rd 410
410


Franz Heilmeier

B. 1930-10-20, Dießen am Ammersee, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany
Sailing
1972 HP
Three Person Keelboat (Dragon) fourth 1600
1600


August Heim

B. 1904-03-13, from Offenbach, represented Germany; D. 1976-05-08
Fencing (2 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R2:5th 0.053
Men's Foil, Team R1:3rd bronze 649.1
Men's Sabre, Individual QF:4th 0.845
Men's Sabre, Team bronze 640
1289.998


Claude Heim

B. 1912-09-29, Nancy, France; D. 2002-05-28
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:ac 0.605
0.605


Marcel Heim

B. 1912-12-19, represented Belgium
Fencing
1936 HP
Men's Épée, Team SF:3rd 205
205


Aage Heimann

B. 1900-10-02, København, Denmark; D. 1956-10-06
Hockey
1928 HP
Men's Team QU:3rd 410
410


Paul Heimen

B. 1908-03-16, Kaldenkirchen, Germany, represented Belgium; D. 1978-08-25
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting ac 2.186
2.186

Although this artist studied and worked in Antwerpen, there is no evidence he ever received the Belgian nationality. Apparently, the nationality at the Art competitions was not checked and listed as to where the art works originated from.


Wolfgang Heimlich

B. 1917-03-01, Ruschkowitz, Germany, now Ruszkowice, Poland
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay fifth 250
250


Harald Hein

B. 1950-04-19, Tauberbischofsheim, B-W, Germany, represented West Germany; D. 2008-05-20
Fencing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1972 1976 1980 1984 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R1:5th Bar2 QF:4th 113.84215
Men's Foil, Team fifth gold silver 3562.5
Men's Épée, Team R1:3rd 7.78
3684.12215


John Hein

Olympic Competitor nr 2325


Karl Hein

B. 1908-06-11, Hamburg, Germany; D. 1982-07-10
Athletics - Track and Field (1 gold)
1936 HP
Men's Hammer Throw gold 9600
9600


Peter Hein

B. 1943-12-18, Anklam, M-V, Germany, represented East Germany
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Eights 7th 200
200


Arthur Heina

B. 1915-02-22, Gladbeck, N-W, Germany; D. 1986-02-27
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke SF:8th 384
384


(Kauko) Kalevi Heinänen

B. 1927-03-13, Helsinki, Finland; D. 2008-06-27
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Davis "Dave" Heinbuch

B. 1955-01-31, Kitchener, Ont., Canada
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Men's 200 m Breasttroke 15th 10
10


Ernst August Heincke

B. 1931-11-19, Hamburg, Germany, represented USA; D. 2015-03-08
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres Rep:5th 1.04
1.04


Günther Heine

B. 1919-09-08, from Wuppertal, N-W, represented Germany
Water Polo
1952 HP
Water Polo Men's Team R2:4th 7.25
7.25


Judith "Jutta" Heine

B. 1940-09-16, Stadthagen, NS, Germany
Athletics - Track & Field (2 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Women's 200 metres silver R1:dnf 4000.00064
Women's 4x100 metres Relay silver fifth 1250
5250.00064


Manfred Heine

B. 1940-04-03, Forst (Lausitz), Brand., Germany, represented East Germany
Volleyball
1968 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Bernhard Heinemann

B. 1949-06-19, Schrobenhausen, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany
Canoeing - Slalom
1972 HP
Men's Canadian Singles 16th 9.6
9.6


Hans Heinemann

B. 1940-08-14, Rapperswill, Switzerland
Cycling - Track
1960 1964 HP
Men's Team Pursuit R1:12th 3
Men's Road Race 63rd -8.38
3


Josef Heinen

B. 1929-04-11, Grefrath, N-W, Germany; D. 1988-12-20
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 4x100m Relay R1:4th 3.625
3.625


Helmut Heinhold

B. 1927-07-01, Bremen, Germany; D. 2008-11-07
Rowing (1 silver)
1952 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs silver 5000
5000


Christina Heinich

B. 1949-07-08, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany, represented East Germany
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1972 HP
Women's 200 metres fifth 1000
Women's 4x100 m Relay silver 1000
2000


Erika Heinicke

B. 1939-12-19, Crimmitschau, Sachsen, Germany
Speed Skating
1964 HP
Women's 1000 metres 23rd 0.256
Women's 1500 metres 28th 0.0256
Women's 3000 metres 28th 0.0256
0.3072


Roger Heinkelé

B. 1913-01-06, from Paris, represented France
Aquatics - Diving
1936 1948 HP
Men's Springboard 12th 14th 56
56


Reino Mikael Heino

B. 1941-06-28, Tampere, Finland
Artistic Gymnastics
1968 HP
Men's Individual All-Round 67th -9.40
Men's Team All-Round 10th 25
25.0000000004


Sulo Heino

B. 1908-12-14, Tuusula, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1996-04-24
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Hammer Throw 10th 150
150


Viljo Akseli Heino

B. 1914-03-01, Litti, Finland; D. 1998-09-15
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 10000 m dnf 0.04
Men's Marathon 11th 96
96.04


Olavi Mikael Heinonen

B. 1921-09-20, Helsinki, Finland; D. 1992-05-19
Aquatics - Diving
1952 HP
Men's Springboard 29th 0.016
0.016


Pekka Kalevi Heinonen

B. 1940-06-19, Helsinki, Finland
Aquatics - Diving
1960 HP
Men's Platform 26th 0.064
0.064


Raimo Yrjö Heinonen

B. 1935-05-29, Turku, Finland
Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Individual combined 37th 42nd 39th -3.60
Men's Team combined bronze sixth 8th 864
Men's Floor Exercise 46th -5.16
Men's Horse Vault 41st -4.16
Men's Parallel Bars 21st 0.16
Men's Horizontal Bar 18th 0.64
Men's Rings 45th -5.25
Men's Pommeled Horse 30th -2.25
864.8031201


Alfred Heinrich (1)

Olympic Competitor nr 6832


Alfred Heinrich (2)

B. 1906-02-21, Berlin, Germany; D. 1975-10-31
Ice Hockey (1 bronze)
1932 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Herbert Heinrich

B. 1899-07-29, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany; D. 1975-03-02
Aquatics - Swimming
1928 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle R1:4th 0.17
Men's 400 m Freestyle SF:5th 130
Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay dq 6.4
136.57


Ignace Heinrich

B. 1925-07-31, Ebersheim, France; D. 2003-1-09
Athletics (1 silver)
1948 1952 HP
Men's Decathlon silver dnf 6000.038
6000.038


Klaus Heinroth

B. 1944-12-25, Halle (Saale), S-A, Germany, represented East Germany
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres SF:4th 51
51


(Hans-)Jürgen Heinsch

B. 1940-07-04, Lübeck, S-H, Germany
Football (1 bronze)
1964 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Fritz Heinsheimer

B. 1897-05-06, Mosbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; D. 1958-08-08
Art Competitions
1928 1932 HP
Painting, Paintings AC 25.02
Painting, Graphic Arts 2 works 227.8
Painting, unknown event AC 2.186
255.006


(Valdemar) Evert Heinström

B. 1912-09-27, Karjaa, Finland; D. 2009-10-22
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 10000 m dnf 0.04
0.04


Lilián Heinz

B. 1935-06-26, represented Argentina
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's 100 metres R1:3rd 0.023
Women's 200 metres R1:4th 0.149
Women's 4x100m Relay R1:3rd 68
68.172


Alonso Heinze Hauser

B. 1948-02-15, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres Rep:5th 3
3


Martin Heinze

B. 1939-01-05, Bismark, S-A, Germany, represented the Democratic Republic in 1968
Wrestling - Freestyle
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) 9th 576
Men's Welterweight (-78 kg) 11th 9th
576


Roberto Heinze Hauser

B. 1946-07-22, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres Rep:4th 2.6
2.6


Susanne "Suse" Heinze

B. 1920-05-25, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
Aquatics - Diving
1936 HP
Women's Springboard 7th 400
400


Walter Heinzl

represented Czechoslovakia
Bobsleigh
1936 HP
Men's Four 12th 30
30


Dirk Heirweg

B. 1955-09-24, Zele, Belgium
Cycling - Road
1976 HP
Men's Road Race 47th -5.60
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 13th 19.2
19.200006


Hermann Heiß

B. 1897-12-29, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany; D. 1966-12-06
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Music ac 170.9
170.9


Albert Heisé

B. 1899-05-14, Molsheim, then in Germany, after 1918 in France; D. 1951-01-07
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 100 m QF:4th 0.676
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay fifth 250
250.676


Carol Heiss

B. 1940-01-20, New York, NY, USA
Figure Skating (1 gold, 1 silver)
1956 1960 HP
Women's Individual silver gold 15600
15600


Gustave Heiss

B. 1904-11-04, Meridian, Miss., USA; D. 1982-06-07
Fencing (1 bronze)
1932 1936 HP
Men's Épée, Individual SF:7th R1:6th 26.000026
Men's Épée, Team bronze SF:4th 722
748.000026


August Heitmann

B. 1907, Kalymnos, Greece, lived in Barcelona, represented Germany; D. 1971 in Chile
Aquatics - Swimming
1928 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle SF:3rd 160
Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay dq 6.4
166.4


René Heitmann

B. 1942-07-04, Frederiksberg, Denmark; D. 1999-09-01
Modern Pentathlon
1972 HP
Men's Individual 52nd -6.50
Men's Team 14th 4
4.0000005


Madeleine Heitz

B. 1940-02-25, represented Switzerland
Fencing
1972 HP
Women's Foil, Individual R1:5th -2.11
0.0011


Paul Joseph Heitz

B. 1923-06-03, Strasbourg, France; D. 1999-12-15
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs Rep:3rd 65
65


Regine Heitzer

B. 1944-02-16, Wien, Austria
Figure Skating (1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Women's Individual 7th silver 6600
6600


Eduard "Edi" Heiz

B. 1947-03-10, represented Switzerland
Canoeing - Slalom
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 13th 38.4
38.4


Written 2001-01-17 - last modified 2022-08-31

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