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Axel Schandorff

Full name: Axel Carl Schandorff
Gender: Male
Born: March 3, 1925 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: January 27, 2016
Affiliations: DBC, København (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Axel Schandorff became interested in competitive cycling while working as a bike messenger in his youth. In addition to his 1948 Olympic sprint bronze, Schandorff won sprint silvers at the 1946 and 1948 World Amateur Championships. Schandorff was also Danish amateur sprint champion from 1946-49 and won the København Grand Prix (amateur) in 1948. Schandorff turned professional in 1950 and won Danish professional sprint titles from 1950-54. He was later president of the Danish Professional Cycling Union and also acted as a track manager at Ordrup cycling track, one of the oldest cycling facilities in Denmark, opened in 1888. Outside of sports, Schandorff, who trained as a goldsmith, ran his own goldsmith shop in København.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Men's Sprint Denmark DEN 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Denmark DEN 5

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank RW T
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Denmark Final Round Match 3/4 1 2
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Denmark Semi-Finals Heat One 2 0
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Denmark Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Denmark Round Two Heat Four 1 QU 12.5
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Denmark Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 12.5

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 23 London Cycling Denmark Final Standings 5 1:15.5
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