Hanns Braun

Hanns (John ) Brown ( born October 26, 1886 in Munich, † October 9, 1918 in Croix- Fonsomme north of Saint- Quentin, France ) was a German athlete who was successful at the Olympics in London in 1908 and 1912 in Stockholm:

Hanns Braun also launched in 1908 in the 1500 meter run and 1912 with the 4 x 400 - meter relay, but resigned in the run- off. He belonged to the Munich SC. 1909, 1910 and 1912, he won at the German Championships over 400 meters. In his playing days, he was 1.80 m tall and weighed 68 kg.

Hanns Braun, son of the famous painter Louis Brown, first studied art in Munich and then in Berlin architecture. Since 1914, he performed military service in the First World War. He died in October 1918 as a pilot in the Bavarian Jasta 34 in an aircraft collision.

As a reminder, gives the German Athletics Association Hanns Braun Award, the highest award presented by the German Athletics Association for " outstanding achievements and exceptional merits in the leadership of the German track " (quote).

In the period 1941-1945 the current municipal stadium was Grünwalder street in Munich Description Urban Hanns -Braun- arena. The Hanns -Braun- bridge in the Munich Olympic Park was named after him. In the Olympic Park Berlin Hanns- Braun-Straße was named after him and is now home to the office of Hertha BSC and the organizing committee for the World Athletics Championships in 2009. Moreover, it has been around since the 1936 Olympics, the Hanns-Braun Stadium, an athletics sports field at the Hanns - Braun-Straße, which was also named after him.

2008 Hanns Braun was inducted into the Hall of Fame of German sport.