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Karl Köther

Full name: Karl Köther, Sr.
Gender: Male
Born: May 27, 1905 in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Died: January 27, 1986 in Seelze, Niedersachsen, Germany
Affiliations: RV Zugvogel, Hannover (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Father of Karl Köther.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

German cyclist Karl Köther, whose son [Karl] participated in the 1972 Olympics in München, claimed the bronze medal, together with his team-mate [Hans Bernhardt], in the tandem sprint at Amsterdam in 1928. In 1926 and 1927 Köther sr. became German champion over one and ten kilometres. As an amateur he won more than 400 races before he turned professional in 1933. In 1936 he retired from racing but became the director of the Hannover Six Days race and was manager of the Hannover-Wülfel velodrome.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Germany GER Final Standings 3
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Germany GER Final Round Match 3/4 1 12.2
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 at one length
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Cycling Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU 12.4
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