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Carl-Friedrich Freiherr von Langen

Full name: Carl-Friedrich Freiherr von Langen-Parow
Gender: Male
Born: July 25, 1887 in Klein Belitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Died: August 2, 1934 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Equestrianism

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

German rider Carl-Friedrich Freiherr von Langen finished 28th on [Falkner] in the individual jumping event at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, and in the team event Germany finished seventh. Von Langen earned two gold medals at the Games, however, winning the individual and team dressage titles aboard [Draufgänger]. These two golds made him the most successful German athlete at the Amsterdam Games..

During World War I von Langen was an army captain, but was wounded and later briefly confined to a wheelchair due to paralysis. Later, however, he became the chief cavalry commander and colonel of the SA and SS. He lost many of his possessions after being declared bankrupt in 1930 and four years later whilst taking part in a three-day-event he crashed and as a result died soon afterwards. The Nazis used him as a heroic propaganda figure, and his life was told in the book ... rides for Germany, which was made into a film in 1941.

According to him, the Baron-von-Langen Street in Warendorf, where the German Equestrian Federation (FN) has its headquarters, was named after him. The German Post Office published a stamp in his honor before the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Men's Dressage, Individual Germany GER 1 Gold
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Men's Dressage, Team Germany GER 1 Gold
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Individual Germany GER 28
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Men's Jumping, Team Germany GER 7

Men's Dressage, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank AP TP PTS
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany Draufgänger Final Standings 1 237.42 1,187.1
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany Draufgänger Judges' Scores Judge #1 7 224.7
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany Draufgänger Judges' Scores Judge #2 1 282.5
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany Draufgänger Judges' Scores Judge #3 5 237.5
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany Draufgänger Judges' Scores Judge #4 6 211.0
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany Draufgänger Judges' Scores Judge #5 3 231.4

Men's Dressage, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank PTS
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany GER Draufgänger Final Standings 1 237.42

Men's Jumping, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Horse Phase Unit Rank F T
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany Falkner Final Standings 28 8.00 1:42

Men's Jumping, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Horse Phase Unit Rank F
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Equestrianism Germany GER Falkner Final Standings 7 8.00
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