Full name: Siegfried KÃ¶hler
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)
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
The German cycling team pursuit team consisting of Siegfried KÃ¶hler, [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 KÃ¶hler, and Manfred Gieseler from West Germany. Four years later KÃ¶hler was a member of the mixed German pursuit team that won the silver medal in Roma, this time with [Peter GrÃ¶ning], [Manfred Klieme] and [Bernd Barleben], a pure East German team. The same year KÃ¶hler claimed the bronze medal at the track Worlds in Leipzig in the single pursuit.
KÃ¶hler 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.
|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|
|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|