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Gerard Koel

Full name: Gerard Hendrik Koel
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 16, 1941 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

As an amateur, Gerard Koel's greatest success came at the 1964 Olympics, where he competed in the team pursuit on the track, earning a bronze medal. He turned professional in 1966, primarily racing in six-days events. During his career, which would last until 1974, he won two six-days. In 1967 he won in Madrid (with Jan Janssen), and in 1973 in Amsterdam (with René Pijnen and Leo Duyndam). He also earned Dutch titles on the track, winning the spring in 1968 and 1969, and the scratch in 1970. After his active career, he acted as a chauffeur for Dutch television during the Tour de France.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Cycling Netherlands NED Final Round Match 3/4 1 4:38.99
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Cycling Netherlands NED Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 4:41.02
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Cycling Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 4:40.41
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Cycling Netherlands NED Round One Heat Five 2 QU 4:45.33
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