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Siegfried Köhler

Full name: Siegfried Köhler
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: October 6, 1935 in Forst, Lausitz, Brandenburg, Germany
Affiliations: SC Einheit Berlin, Ost Berlin (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The German cycling team pursuit team consisting of Siegfried Köhler, [Manfred Gieseler], [Werner Malitz] and [Rolf Nitzsche] lost its first round match against Great Britain by a wide margin at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956. The lap scorer miscounted the laps and sounded the bell a lap too late, so no finishing sprint times could be measured. The team consisted of three East German riders, including Köhler, and Manfred Gieseler from West Germany. Four years later Köhler was a member of the mixed German pursuit team that won the silver medal in Roma, this time with [Peter Gröning], [Manfred Klieme] and [Bernd Barleben], a pure East German team. The same year Köhler claimed the bronze medal at the track Worlds in Leipzig in the single pursuit.

Köhler was one of the most successful East German riders in the 1950s and 1960s. He earned the national title in single pursuit from 1956-59, and became six-time national Madison champion. He also earned five more titles with the team pursuit and several other national merits. After his active times he became a cycling coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Germany GER 2 h3 r1/4
1960 Summer 24 Roma Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Cycling Germany GER Round One Heat Three 2 4:59.4
1960 Summer 24 Roma Cycling Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 2 4:35.78
1960 Summer 24 Roma Cycling Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 4:33.46
1960 Summer 24 Roma Cycling Germany GER Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU/OR 4:29.32
1960 Summer 24 Roma Cycling Germany GER Round One Heat Seven 2 QU 4:40.33
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