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Adolf Schmal

Full name: Adolf Schmal
Nickname(s): Filius, Schmal-Filius
Gender: Male
Born: September 18, 1872 in Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 28, 1919 in Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Affiliations: A.t.R.V., Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Fencing, Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Adolf Schmal won a single Olympic title in Athens, but he could have won two, had it not been for the Greek king. In the sabre-fencing event, he had two of his four bouts when the Greek Royal family entered, causing the competition to be re-started. Schmal then only managed to win once more, finishing in fourth place. He made up in the cycling events, winning the 12-hour track race, which did not include the strong French riders. He placed third in two other races as well. Schmal worked as a sports journalist for the rest of his life, and had in fact been one of the reports for the Austrian Centralblatt für Radsport und Athletik during the Athens Games, together with compatriot Paul Neumann. He often wrote under the pseudonym of Schmal-Filius or simply Filius.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1896 Summer 23 Athina Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Austria AUT 4
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Men's 10,000 metres Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Austria AUT AC DNF
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Men's 12-Hours Race Austria AUT 1 Gold

Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T TBT
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Austria Final Standings 3 26 26 3/5

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Austria Final Standings 3

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Austria Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 12-Hours Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1896 Summer 23 Athina Cycling Austria Final Standings 1 295.300 km.
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