Full name: Rudolf Kleiner
Born: June 21, 1924 in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Died: September 9, 2012 in Binningen, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland
Affiliations: EC Basel, Basel (SUI)
Sport: Speed Skating
Hailing from Basel, Rudolf Kleiner never skated competitively outside of Switzerland. Despite this, he competed in the Olympics Games and European Championships. The 1948 Games, held in St. Moritz, were his first international tournament, and he placed in the back of the field in both the 500 and 1,500 m. He did somewhat better the following year, when he placed in the middle of the field in the European Championships, ranking 18th but failing to make the final distance. From 1948-50, Kleiner won three consecutive Swiss allround titles. He retired from speed skating in 1952.
Personal Bests\: 500 â 46.2 (1950); 1500 â 2:29.2 (1950); 5000 â 8:57.6 (1949).
|1948 Winter||23||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Switzerland||SUI||39|
|1948 Winter||23||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||Switzerland||SUI||42|
|1948 Winter||23||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Switzerland||Final Standings||39||47.8|
|1948 Winter||23||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Switzerland||Final Standings||42||2:33.0||31||1:09||1:51|