Hans Fassnacht

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Hans Fassnacht
Hans Fassnacht 1970.jpg
Personal information
Born November 28, 1950 (1950-11-28) (age 66)
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club VWM, Mannheim

Hans-Joachim Fassnacht (born November 28, 1950) is a retired German swimmer. He competed at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics in various freestyle and butterfly events and won a silver medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle in 1972. In 1972 he also won a 1500 m freestyle semifinal, setting an Olympic record, but withdrew from the final.[1]

During his career Fassnacht set 41 German, 21 European and 2 world records, as well as five world best times. In 1969, while attending Long Beach State University, he broke the world record in the 400 m freestyle, and next year he broke another one, in the 200 m butterfly. He was selected as German Sportspersonality of the Year three times in a row: in 1969, 1970 and 1971, beating Franz Beckenbauer. In 1992 he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[2]

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  1. ^ "Hans Faßnacht". Sports-Reference. 
  2. ^ Hans Fassnacht. ishof.org