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Werner Potzernheim

Full name: Werner Potzernheim
Gender: Male
Born: March 8, 1927 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: April 22, 2014 in Hemmingen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Cyclist Werner Potzernheim won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympic Games at Helsinki in the sprint, after which he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. One year later he also won the sprint bronze medal at the World Championships in Zürich. In the 1950s and 1960s he was seen as Germany’s best sprinter, winning 5 amateur and 10 professional German Championships. Potzernheim was educated as a machine fitter and then joined the military in World War II. After he retired in 1965 he first owned a petrol station but then went into the cycling industry, also working as a trainer. He died at the age of 87 after a long illness.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Cycling Men's Sprint Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Cycling Germany Final Round Match 1/2 3
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Cycling Germany Semi-Finals Repêchage 1 QU/=OR 11.6
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Cycling Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Cycling Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU/OR 11.6
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Cycling Germany Round One Repêchage Heat One 1 QU/=OR 11.7
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Cycling Germany Round One Heat One 2
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