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Erwin von Sigel

Full name: Erwin Fritz Karl August von Sigel
Gender: Male
Born: August 14, 1884 in Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Died: January 2, 1967 in South Haven, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Sportclub Preußen Berlin
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Middle- and long-distance runner Erwin von Sigel was considered for the 1908 London Olympics but could not travel there for unknown reasons. He then reached the final of the 1,500 at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games, and was also eliminated in the first round of the 3K team race. In his youth von Sigel was a hockey (field) player and outdoor gymnast, before he changed to athletics in 1905. In 1907, 1909 and 1912 he was German Champion in the 1,500. In 1912, he was the first German to better nine minutes (8:59.6) for 3,000 metres. After World War II he emigrated to the United States, where he died in 1967. By profession he was a businessman.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 4:05.3 (1912); 3000 – 8:59.6 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER AC
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team Germany GER 2 h2 r1/2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Germany Final AC
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Germany Round One Heat Six 1 QU 4:09.3

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Final Standings 2 h2 r1/2
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 2 12 1 9:06.8
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