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Daniel Morelon

Full name: Daniel Yves Morelon
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: July 24, 1944 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Between 1966 and 1975, Daniel Morelon won a record nine world amateur sprint titles and three Olympic gold medals. He won the Olympic match sprint in 1968 and 1972, becoming the first of only two men to claim a repeat victory in the event. In 1968 he also won the Olympic tandem match sprint partnered by Pierre Trentin, and together they also won the world title in 1966. Morelon won a total of 14 French titles and set a world indoor record for 500 metres in 1976. He was almost exclusively a track sprinter and only turned professional briefly, after having become the French sprint cycling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres France FRA 9
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres France FRA 1 Gold
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA 1 Gold
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres France FRA 4
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank RW T
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France Final Round Match 3/4 1 2
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 1
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France Round Two Heat Two 1 QU 11.93
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France Round One Heat Two 1 QU 12.84
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France Eighth-Finals Heat One 1 QU 11.00
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France Round Two Heat One 1 QU 10.94
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France Round One Heat One 1 QU 11.24
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France Final Round Match 1/2 1 QU 2
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France Eighth-Finals Heat One 1 QU 11.51
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France Round Two Heat One 1 QU 12.26
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France Round One Heat One 1 QU 11.71
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Cycling France Final Round Match 1/2 2 1
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Cycling France Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Cycling France Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Cycling France Eighth-Finals Heat One 1 QU 11.29
1976 Summer 31 Montréal Cycling France Round One Heat One 1 QU 11.46

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T RW
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France FRA Round One Repêchage Heat One 1 QU 13.49
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France FRA Round One Repêchage Final Heat 3
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling France FRA Round One Heat Five 2
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France FRA Final Round Match 1/2 1 2
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France FRA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France FRA Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Cycling France FRA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10.39
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France FRA Final Round Match 3/4 2 0
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France FRA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 0
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France FRA Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 2
1972 Summer 28 München Cycling France FRA Round One Heat Three 1 QU 10.42