Full name: Adolphe Christiano Klingelhoeffer
Born: May 2, 1880 in Paris, Paris, France
Died: December 19, 1956 in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Affiliations: Racing Club de France, Paris (FRA)
The son of a Brazilian diplomat who was vice-consul at the Brazilian embassy in France, Adolphe Klingelhoeffer was born and raised in Paris. He won six French national hurdles titles between 1899 and 1904 (4 at 110 m hurdles and 2 at 400 m hurdles), set two French records in 110 m hurdles (1903 in 16.8 and 1904 in 16.6), and set some of the world's fastest times for the 400 m hurdles during 1901 and 1902.
He competed in three events at the Paris Olympics but failed to reach a final although he did finish third in the final of the (unofficial) 110 m hurdles handicap race. Klingelhoeffer was also a fine rugby player and won a French championship title with Racing Club de France in 1902.
He made his career in the financial world and was at one time a high-ranking official of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. Although he has always been listed as French, research by the French athletics historian Alain Bouille has revealed that he was a Brazilian national at the time of the 1900 Games and maintained this citizenship until at least the 1940's.
Personal Bests\: 60 â unknown; 200 â unknown; 110H â 16.6 (1904).
|1900 Summer||20||Paris||Athletics||Men's 60 metres||Brazil||BRA||AC h1 r1/2|
|1900 Summer||20||Paris||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Brazil||BRA||3 h1 r1/2|
|1900 Summer||20||Paris||Athletics||Men's 110 metres Hurdles||Brazil||BRA||AC h2 r1/3|
|1900 Summer||20||Paris||Athletics||Brazil||Round One||Heat One||AC|
|1900 Summer||20||Paris||Athletics||Brazil||Round One||Heat One||3||poor 3rd|
|1900 Summer||20||Paris||Athletics||Brazil||Round One||Heat Two||AC||DNF|