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Rudolf Karsch

Full name: Rudolf Karsch
Gender: Male
Born: December 26, 1913 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Died: December 11, 1950 in Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Affiliations: RC Wettina 06, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


In 1934, track cyclist Rudolf Karsch became German tandem champion with [Ernst Ihbe]. At the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games Karsch won the bronze medal in the 1,000m time trial. Sadly, he retired from cycling in 1939 after a serious accident on the track. He started to make a comeback with the former GDR in 1950, but without success. Later that year he was found dead in his flat in Erfurt as a result of sluicing gas poisoning. The circumstances surrounding his death were never established.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Cycling Germany Final Standings 3 1:13.2
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