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Anton Gödrich

Full name: Anton Gödrich
Gender: Male
Born: September 25, 1859 in Jerlochovice, Fulnek, Moravskoslezský kraj, Czech Republic
Died: March 16, 1942 in Fulnek, Moravskoslezský kraj, Czech Republic
Affiliations: Athens
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Anton Gödrich, also known as August Edler von Goedrich, was a Fulnek (nowadays Czechoslovakia), a compatriot and citizen of the former Austria-Hungary monarchy, but was of German nationality. He participated in the first modern Olympic Games at Athens in 1896, where his nationality confused all contemporary authors, who always listed him as representing Germany. In the individual road cycling race Gödrich placed second.

When the 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin, Gödrich was invited by the Organizing Committee as a guest of honor. His mode of transportation was unusual, as he rode the entire 550 km from Fulnek to Berlin on bicycle, despite being 76-years-old at the time.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 36 Athina Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1896 Summer 36 Athina Cycling Germany Final Standings 2 3-31:14
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