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Ernie Riedel

Full name: Ernest W. "Ernie" Riedel
Gender: Male
Born: July 13, 1901 in New York, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1983 in Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Pendleton Canoe Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Ernie Riedel is probably the greatest kayaker the United States has yet produced. But canoeing did not become an Olympic sport until 1936 and when the war intervened in 1940 and 1944, Riedel missed what might have been his best Olympic years. Still, his bronze medal is the only medal won by an American in kayak events. Riedel’s canoeing victories are too numerous to fully enumerate. Briefly he won 33 national championships, mostly in kayak, although he occasionally raced in the Canadian events. In a yearly international race held against Canada, Riedel won 18 times between 1923 and 1947. Although by then he was 47 years old, he also raced in the 1948 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres United States USA 4
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 5 h1r1/2
1948 Summer 47 London Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres United States USA 12

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Canoeing United States Final Round 4 4:38.1
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Canoeing United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 4:40.8

Men's Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Canoeing United States Final Standings 3 47:23.9
1948 Summer 47 London Canoeing United States Final Standings 12 56:34.5

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T
1936 Summer 35 Berlin Canoeing United States USA Burr Folks Round One Heat One 1936-08-08 4:24.9