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George Van Meter

Full name: George Edward Van Meter
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: August 23, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: November 15, 2007 in Bakersfield, California, United States
Affiliations: St. Louis Cycling Club, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Biography

George Van Meter grew up in St. Louis where he started racing bicycles and competing in speed skating. In addition to his Olympic appearance, Van Meter competed for the United States at the 1959 Pan American Games, where he placed 14th in the road race, and fifth with the US team in the team road race. Van Meter served in the US Army, leaving with the rank of captain. After graduating from Vanderbilt, he entered law school, but while studying law, he sustained a closed head injury in a serious bike crash and was hospitalized for almost a year. However, he recovered well from his injuries and was able to graduate from law school, eventually practising law in Bakersfield, California for almost 35 years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA AC DNF
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Team United States USA AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling United States Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Cycling United States USA Final Standings AC DNF AC/DNF