Full name: Rudolf Karsch
Born: December 26, 1913 in Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Died: December 11, 1950 in Erfurt, ThÃ¼ringen, Germany
Affiliations: RC Wettina 06, Leipzig (GER)
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.
|1936 Summer||22||Berlin||Cycling||Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial||Germany||GER||3||Bronze|
|1936 Summer||22||Berlin||Cycling||Germany||Final Standings||3||1:13.2|