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Philip Freylinck

Full name: Philipus Thomas "Philip" Freylinck
Gender: Male
Born: April 9, 1886 in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died: December 15, 1908 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Cycling

Biography

The highlight of Philip Freylinck’s brief cycling career was the 1908 Summer Olympics, where he represented South Africa (then the Cape Colony) in four events – the 660 yard and 1000 metre sprints, the 2000 metre tandem sprint (with [Floris Venter]) and the 5000 metres – and was eliminated in the opening round every time. He committed suicide shortly after his appearance at the Games – according to a notice printed in The African World on January 9, 1909, “He was sitting on the side of his bed by his wife, in their house, when suddenly he pulled revolver from his pocket, and, placing it to his ear, fired, shattering the side of his head. He died two hours later.”

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling Men's Sprint South Africa RSA 3 h16 r1/3
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling Men's Sprint South Africa RSA 2 h8 r1/3
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres South Africa RSA 2 h5 r1/3
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres South Africa RSA 3 h3 r1/2

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling South Africa Round One Heat Sixteen 3
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling South Africa Round One Heat Eight 2 at 2 lengths

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling South Africa RSA Round One Heat Five 2 at 1 length

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 22 London Cycling South Africa Round One Heat Three 3
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