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Rudolf Kleiner

Full name: Rudolf Kleiner
Gender: Male
Born: June 21, 1924 in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Died: September 9, 2012 in Binningen, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland
Affiliations: EC Basel, Basel (SUI)
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Hailing from Basel, Rudolf Kleiner never skated competitively outside of Switzerland. Despite this, he competed in the Olympics Games and European Championships. The 1948 Games, held in St. Moritz, were his first international tournament, and he placed in the back of the field in both the 500 and 1,500 m. He did somewhat better the following year, when he placed in the middle of the field in the European Championships, ranking 18th but failing to make the final distance. From 1948-50, Kleiner won three consecutive Swiss allround titles. He retired from speed skating in 1952.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 46.2 (1950); 1500 – 2:29.2 (1950); 5000 – 8:57.6 (1949).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Switzerland SUI 39
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Switzerland SUI 42

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Switzerland Final Standings 39 47.8

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1948 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Switzerland Final Standings 42 2:33.0 31 1:09 1:51
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