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Adolphe Klingelhoeffer

Full name: Adolphe Christiano Klingelhoeffer
Gender: Male
Born: May 5, 1880 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: 1956 in [unknown], Unknown, France
Affiliations: Racing Club de France, Paris (FRA)
Country: BRA Brazil
Sport: Athletics

Biography

The son of a Brazilian diplomat who was vice-consul at the Brazilian embassy in France, Adolphe Klingelhoeffer was born and raised in Paris. He won six French national hurdles titles between 1899 and 1904 (4 at 110 m hurdles and 2 at 400 m hurdles), set two French records in 110 m hurdles (1903 in 16.8 and 1904 in 16.6), and set some of the world's fastest times for the 400 m hurdles during 1901 and 1902.

He competed in three events at the Paris Olympics but failed to reach a final although he did finish third in the final of the (unofficial) 110 m hurdles handicap race. Klingelhoeffer was also a fine rugby player and won a French championship title with Racing Club de France in 1902.

He made his career in the financial world and was at one time a high-ranking official of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. Although he has always been listed as French, research by the French athletics historian Alain Bouille has revealed that he was a Brazilian national at the time of the 1900 Games and maintained this citizenship until at least the 1940's.

Personal Bests\: 60 – unknown; 200 – unknown; 110H – 16.6 (1904).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's 60 metres Brazil BRA AC h1 r1/2
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's 200 metres Brazil BRA 3 h1 r1/2
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Brazil BRA AC h2 r1/3

Men's 60 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Brazil Round One Heat One AC

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Brazil Round One Heat One 3 poor 3rd

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Brazil Round One Heat Two AC DNF
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