Full name: Karl Bechler
Born: February 15, 1886 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Died: March 29, 1945 in Gdańsk, Pomorskie, Poland
Affiliations: Akademischer Sportclub, Kaliningrad (RUS)
Karl Bechler, a doctor of philosophy, was a secondary and senior teacher at the Royal Catholic Gymnasium in Konitz / Prussia. He was twice wounded in World War I and was awarded the "Eiserne Kreuz" (Iron Cross). He set his only world record in 1908 in the indoor 60 metres, recording 7.2 seconds. In London 1908 he was eliminated in the heats over 100 metres and took part in the javelin throw. In 1909 and 1910 he won the Baltic Championships in the long jump. He died from shrapnel bullet in the last days of World War II in the basement apartment of a house in Gdańsk.
Personal Bests\: 100 – 11.1 (1913); JT – 49.90 (1913).
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