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Joe Kopsky

Full name: Joseph George "Joe" Kopsky
Gender: Male
Born: November 4, 1882 in New York, New York, United States
Died: January 30, 1974 in Miami, Florida, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


After competing in the 1912 road race, Joe Kopsky of Jersey City, one of the founders of the Century Road Club of America, often told friends that the roads in Stockholm were so rough that he had torn up his tires and finished the race on his wooden rims. Earlier that year, on 5 May 1912, he set an American record for 150 miles in 8-26.27. Kopsky later rode as a professional in six-day races, competing from 1913-23, in Chicago, New York, Boston, and Kansas City, competing in 35 six-days, and racing until he was 49. After retiring from racing, Kopsky owned and operated a bicycle shop and helped engineer racing equipment. He started the North Hudson Wheelmen and the Belleville Bicycle Club, training many local riders in Northern Jersey. After World War II, Kopsky retired to Miami, living there until his death. His daughter, Doris, was a pioneer of American women's cycling, winnig the first US Women's Championship in 1937, when she was only 15, and winning New Jersey titles in 1937-39.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual United States USA 20
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Team United States USA 3 Bronze non-scoring

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Cycling United States Final Standings 20 11-27:06.0

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1912 Summer 29 Stockholm Cycling United States USA Final Standings 3 non-scoring 11-27:06.0
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