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Preben Isaksson

Full name: Preben Isaksson
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: January 22, 1943 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: December 27, 2008 in Greve, Sjælland, Denmark
Affiliations: CK Fix, Rødovre (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Preben Isaksson broke through as a cyclist by winning the Danish pursuit championships at age 18 in 1961, and reaching the quarter-finals in the World Championships. A year later, he won his first international medal, placing second with the Danish pursuit team at he World Championships. After another team medal in 1963, Isaksson seemed set for his first individual medal at the 1964 World Championships, but he crashed during the qualification round, ruining his chances. At the Olympics, later that season, he won a bronze medal, a feat he replicated at the 1965 Worlds. Ending his career in 1967, Isaksson collected seven Danish pursuit titles, and won numerous competitions at the Ordrup velodrome.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Denmark DEN 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Denmark DEN 5T

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Final Round Match 3/4 1 5:01.90
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 5:02.23
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 5:01.13
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Denmark Round One Heat Six 1 QU 5:01.88

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Denmark DEN Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 4:43.58
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Cycling Denmark DEN Round One Heat Four 1 QU 4:46.97