Erwin Sietas

Erwin Sietas (24 July 1910 20 July 1989) was a German swimmer who specialized in the 200 m breaststroke. He competed at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics and finished in fourth, fourth and second place, respectively. Sietas was known for his fast start; in 1932 and 1936 he led he race, but faded at the finish.[1][2] He won three medals at the European championships, including a gold in 1934.[3]

Erwin Sietas
Erwin Sietas, Tetsuo Hamuro and Reizo Koike at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
Nickname(s)Erwin Sietas
National team Germany
Born24 July 1910
Cranz, Hamburg, Germany
Died20 July 1989 (aged 78)
Hamburg, Germany
ClubHamburger Schwimmclub 1879

Between 1928 and 1936 Sietas won all national titles, and in 1935 set a world record in the 200 m breaststroke. He was the only European breaststroke swimmer to win an Olympic medal between 1928 and 1952. In 1992 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[4]

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