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Frank Connell

Full name: Frank E. Connell
Gender: Male
Born: October 19, 1909 in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 25, 2002 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Frank Connell grew up in New Jersey where he lived in Ridgewood for many years. He competed for the US at the 1932 Olympics in the road race. He competed for the Century Road Club of America. When he was only 15-years-old, Connell won the 1925 New Jersey Amateur Bicycle League of America (ABLA) road championship and he was third that year at the ABLA nationals in St. Louis. In 1930 he set 10 unpaced ABLA records, from 2 to 20 miles. After the 1932 Olympics he set 10 motorpaced records at the Coney Island velodrome, and the turned professional. He started as a pro with two victories but a bad crash caused injuries that ended his career. Connell operated a gas station in Secaucus, New Jersey until 1996, when he settled in Columbia, South Carolina where, until his death, he lived with his nephew. Connell was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 17
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Road Race, Team United States USA 6

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling United States Final Standings 17 2-37:20.4

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Cycling United States USA Final Standings 6 2-37:20.4
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