Full name: Anton GÃ¶drich
Born: September 25, 1859 in Jerlochovice, Fulnek, MoravskoslezskÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Died: March 16, 1942 in Fulnek, MoravskoslezskÃ½ kraj, Czech Republic
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Anton GÃ¶drich, 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 GÃ¶drich placed second.
When the 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin, GÃ¶drich 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.
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