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Bert Bouffler

Full name: Herbert Clifford "Bert" Bouffler
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: February 16, 1881 in Hackney, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic C. C., Westminster (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

One of the tallest men in amateur cycling at the turn of the 20th century, Bert Bouffler originally rode for Shaftesbury CC and first attracted attention in 1903 when he twice beat the reigning NCU quarter-mile champion, Alfred Ingram, over five-miles. A year after first coming to prominence, Bouffler took part in the World Championships at Crystal Palace, before a move to the Polytechnic CC in 1905. He was originally selected as a reserve for the 1906 Athens Olympics, but was called up when Albert Wills was no longer eligible to race as an amateur. Despite not being on top form, Bouffler still managed to win a silver medal behind the Italian [Francesco Verri] in the 1000 metres sprint. Joy of an Olympic medal was tinged with sadness, however, because his only child, aged six months, was taken ill, and died on 27 April 1906 while Bouffler was in Athens.

Despite returning from Athens in poor health, Bouffler still took part in the Inter-Polytechnic Championships at Maida Vale and won the one lap and five-mile race - just two of many Inter-Poly races he won over the years. Bouffler also won the Southern Counties one-mile championship at Herne Hill in 1906, and in 1908, when he made his second Olympic appearance, he won the coveted 25-mile Lightning Cup at Crystal Palace. In 1910 he became landlord of the Mortimer Arms in Hackney.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial Great Britain GBR 8T
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h3 r2/3
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Men's 20 kilometres Great Britain GBR AC h1 r1/2
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's 20 kilometres Great Britain GBR 4 h3 r1/2

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 2
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:28 2/5

Men's 333⅓ metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 8T 24 1/5

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three 3
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:40 3/5

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 25 Athina Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat One AC
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Three 4
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