Frans De Haes

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Frans De Haes
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Born 24 September 1895
Antwerp, Belgium
Died 4 November 1923 (aged 28)
Antwerp, Belgium

François "Frans" De Haes (24 September 1895 – 4 November 1923) was a Belgian weightlifter who won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. He set one world record in the clean and jerk in 1922.[1]

To escape the German occupation, his family fled from Antwerp to the Netherlands, where he started weightlifting at age 17. After the war he returned to Antwerpen. While preparing for the 1924 Summer Olympics, he caught influenza and died at age 28.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Frans De Haes Archived 8 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-34-2