Hans-Joachim Klein (swimmer)

Hans-Joachim Klein (born 20 August 1942) is a retired West German freestyle swimmer. He competed in various freestyle sprint events at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won three silver and one bronze medals in 1964. In 1965 he was elected as German Sportspersonality of the Year.[1]

Hans-Joachim Klein
Hans-Joachim Klein at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born20 August 1942 (1942-08-20) (age 77)
Darmstadt, Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
ClubDSW 1912, Darmstadt

In 1962–1963 Klein studied industrial engineering at the University of Southern California. He later defended a PhD in Germany and went into politics and administration. In 1969–1985 he worked at the Hessian Economic and Traffic Ministry, between 1985 and 1997 was a Darmstadt District Administrator, and from 1997 until his retirement in 2008 was the manager of the Supply and Transport Company of Leipzig. In addition, in 2001–2007 he acted as president of the German Olympic Society.[1]

See also


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hans-Joachim Klein". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
Preceded by
Willi Holdorf
German Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Rudi Altig

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