Walter Steffens (gymnast)

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Walter Johan Heinrich Steffens (December 26, 1908 - August 23, 2006) was a German gymnast who won an Olympic gold medal.

He was born in Barnstorf, the son of a family of craftsmen. In the 1930s, he was one of the best in the world on the pommel horse. In the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin he won a gold medal as part of the German team, along with Alfred Schwarzmann and others. He was a sports instructor at the Hamm Gymnasium and at the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Realschule in Bergkamen.

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This article is based on a translation of the corresponding article on the German Wikipedia.