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Leonard Harvey Nitz

Full name: Leonard Harvey Nitz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 20, 1956 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: 7-Eleven, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Leonard Harvey Nitz was primarily a track pursuiter who competed at three Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in individual pursuit and silver in team pursuit at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Internationally he won gold medals in team pursuit at the 1983 and 1987 Pan American Games, adding a bronze in 1987 in the kilometre time trial on the track. He won two World Championship medals, both in the points race, silver in 1981 and bronze in 1986.

Domestically Nitz was a five-time US Champion in individual pursuit, winning in 1976 and 1980-83. He also won six US titles in team pursuit, in 1980-84 and 1986. Nitz added two other national track titles in the kilometre time trial in 1982 and 1984. He continued to compete in masters events into the late 1990s. Nitz settled near Sacramento, California, working as a part-time carpenter, cycling coach, and stock market investor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 19 QR
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 10
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 9

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 19 Montréal Cycling United States Qualifying Round Heat Nine 2 5:01.54
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States Final Round Match 3/4 1 4:44.03
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States Semi-Finals Heat One AC overtaken
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:43.98
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 4:44.97
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 4:46.99
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States Qualifying Round Heat Nine 1 QU 4:46.99

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 4:29.85
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU no time
1984 Summer 27 Los Angeles Cycling United States USA Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:25.15
1988 Summer 31 Seoul Cycling United States USA Qualifying Round 9 4:22.96
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