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Karl Leban

Full name: Karl Leban
Gender: Male
Born: November 27, 1908 in Goracdo, Unknown, Austria
Died: July 28, 1941 in Zagnitkiv, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Affiliations: EVW, Klagenfurt (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Speed Skating, Modern Pentathlon

Biography

Austrian Karl Leban participated in 1936 both at the Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen as a speed skater and the Summer Games in Berlin as a modern pentathlete, placing 26th in Berlin, and 6th in the 500 and 12th in the 1500 metres at Garmisch. The same year he also participated in the Speed Skating World Championships and placed 36th, also finishing 4th and 12th at the 1932 and 1937 European Championships. Domestically Leban won several Austrian athletics titles as follows\: 1930 – 5K, 1932 – 4x1,500, 1934 – 5K, and 1937 – 1,500 m and 4x1,500. After the German Anschluss he claimed three third places at the German 1940 Speed Skating Championships.

In 1941 Leban was killed in action during World War II when his plane crashed down near Zagnitkiv at the Russian front. He was buried in the cemetery at Kamenka near Zagnitkiv.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 44.3 (1937); 1500 – 2:21.5 (1933); 5000 – 8:43.2 (1933); 10000 – 18:45.2 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Austria AUT 26
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Austria AUT 6T
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Austria AUT 12T

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 6T 44.8

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O P T W T PTS TH
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Austria Final Standings 26 117.0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Austria Riding 37 55.5 11:57.0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Austria Fencing 39 8 9 12.5
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Austria Shooting 18 183 20
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Austria Swimming 22 5:30.2
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Austria Running 1 13:17.4

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Austria Final Standings 12T 2:24.3 30.0 1:06.0 1:44.0
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