Juan Reccius

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Juan Reccius
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Chile
South American Championships
Gold 1935 Santiago Triple jump

Hans Werner "Juan" Reccius Ellwanger[1] (April 9, 1911 – June 29, 2012)[2] was a Chilean athlete who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. He competed in the men's triple jump event, but did not advance beyond the qualifying round.[3]

Born in Valdivia, Reccius graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of Chile in 1935,[1] the same year that he was crowned South American champion in the triple jump, a title that his older brother Adolfo had held in 1920.[4] As of 2011 he was the last surviving member of the Chilean delegation from the Berlin Olympics[5] and he turned 100 on April 9, 2011.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Bennett, Sergio Ojeda (2009-05-21). "GENEALOGIA DE LA FAMILIA RECCIUS (RECK)". INMIGRANTES ALEMANES AL SUR DE CHILE (in Spanish). genealogía de Chile. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Falleció ex seleccionado olímpico valdiviano Juan Reccius Ellwanger". El Diario Austral de Los Ríos (in Spanish). 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2010). "Juan "Hans" Reccius Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ Moreno, Santiago (2010-02-11). "Campeones de Sudamérica Absolutos" (in Spanish). triplesalto.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Coch local festeja el "Día del Olimpismo"" (in Spanish). Austral Valdivia. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Premiaron a atleta de 100 años" (in Spanish). Austral Valdivia. 2011-04-11. Retrieved 2011-04-11.