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Don Nelsen

Full name: Donald Robert "Don" Nelsen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 4, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: St. Louis Cycling Club, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Grandson of Chester Nelsen, Sr.; Son of Chester Nelsen, Jr..


Don Nelsen came from a well-known US cycling family. His father, [Chester Nelsen, Jr.] competed in the road race at the 1948 Olympics, while his grandfather, [Chester Nelsen, Sr.], competed on the road at the 1928 Olympics. The Nelsens are the only three-generation US Olympic cycling family. Don Nelsen raced out of the St. Louis Cycling Club. He broke family tradition by racing on the track in Tokyo, in the team pursuit.



Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 1 h6 r1/4

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Summer 20 Tokyo Cycling United States USA Round One Heat Six 1 5:01.41
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