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Carl Galle

Full name: Carl Galle
Gender: Male
Height: 5-0.5 (154 cm)
Weight: 99 lbs (45 kg)
Born: October 5, 1872 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: April 18, 1963 in Pankow, Berlin, Germany
Affiliations: BFC Germania 1888, Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics


Carl Galle was active from 1894-99 as a football player for BFV 88 Germania Berlin and was nominated for the first Olympic Games in Athens for the football tournament. As the football tournament never occurred, he started in Athens in the 1,500 metres and finished fourth in an estimated 4:33.0. He also wanted to participate in the marathon, but withdrew on the advice of the German physician.

Galle was later active as a cricket and tennis player. From 1902 he lived on the Azores where he worked as a telegraph technician supervising the German transatlantic cable. In 1960 he was invited by the East German NOC to visit the Rome Olympics. He was by then the oldest living German who took part in the 1896 Olympics.

Personal Best\: 1500 – unknown.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 23 Athina Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Germany GER 4

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 23 Athina Athletics Germany Final Standings 4
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