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Willy Falck Hansen

Full name: Willy Falck Hansen
Nickname(s): Spejderen
Gender: Male
Born: April 4, 1906 in Helsingør, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: March 18, 1978 in Braşov, Braşov, Romania
Affiliations: DBC, København (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Cycling

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

Biography

As a teenager, Willy Falck Hansen earned the nickname "Spejderen" (Scout) for competing in full scouting attire. His first national title came at age 17, and in 1924 he won an Olympic silver medal in the tandem sprint, together with Edmund Hansen. After finishing runner-up at the 1927 World Championships (sprint), his greatest season came in 1928. He won the world sprint title as well as the Olympic gold in the 1 kilometre time trial, adding an Olympic bronze in the sprint. His successes prompted him to turn pro, and he once again reached the top of the rostrum at the 1931 World Championships, this time winning the professional sprint title. Hansen continued to compete through 1950, but rarely had any successes outside of Denmark. Hansen's collection of titles included four Nordic (amateur) titles in the sprint and the 10 km event, and as many as 29 Danish titles, in the sprint, time trial and 10 km.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Men's Sprint Denmark DEN AC h1 r4/6
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Denmark DEN 2 Silver
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Denmark DEN 6 QU/walkover
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Men's 50 kilometres Denmark DEN AC
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Men's Sprint Denmark DEN 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Denmark DEN 1 Gold OR

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark Quarter-Finals Repêchage Heat One AC
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QC
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark Round One Repêchage Heat One 1 QU
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark Round One Heat Three 2 QC
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Denmark Final Round Match 3/4 1 12.2
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Denmark Semi-Finals Heat One 2 at four lengths
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Denmark Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 13.2
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Denmark Round One Heat One 1 QU 13.8

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Denmark Final Standings 1 OR 1:14.4

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark DEN Final Round Match 1/2 2
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark DEN Round One Heat Three 1 QU 12.8

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark DEN Final Standings 6 QU/walkover
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark DEN Round One Heat Five 1 QU/walkover 5:27.6

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1924 Summer 18 Paris Cycling Denmark Final Standings AC