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Léon Flameng

Full name: Marie Léon Flameng
Gender: Male
Born: April 30, 1877 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: January 2, 1917 in Ève, Oise, France
Affiliations: Association Vélocipédique Internationale , (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Together with Paul Masson, Léon Flameng dominated the 1896 Olympic cycling events. He won the 100 km, in which his compatriot did not compete, but served as a pacemaker for Flameng. He won that race fairly easy, riding with a French flag tied around his leg. Masson had defeated Flameng earlier in the sprint and the 10 km track races.

Léon Flameng had achieved some measure of fame as a cyclist in August 1895, when he cycled 3,000 km. across France, in his own personal Tour de France. He never placed at the world championships. He fought for France in World War I as a sergeant-pilot with the 2nd Aviation Group. He was killed in action when his parachute failed to open near Ève, Oise.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA 3 Bronze
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial France FRA 5T
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling Men's 10,000 metres France FRA 2 Silver
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling Men's 100 kilometres France FRA 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 3

Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 5T 27

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 2 17:54 4/5

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 18 Athina Cycling France Final Standings 1 3-08:19 1/5