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Karl Neumer

Full name: Karl Neumer
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1887 in Reinhardtsgrimma, Sachsen, Germany
Died: May 16, 1984 in Pirna, Sachsen, Germany
Affiliations: RV Wanderlust 1888, Dresden (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Cyclist Karl Neumer finished the 5000 m track race at the 1908 London Olympics with an unknown result. He won a bronze medal in the men’s sprint, and alongside [Hermann Martens], [Max Götze] and [Richard Katzer] won a silver medal in team pursuit. Neumer competed for RV Wanderlust 1888 Dresden. In 1907 he was German champion in the 1000 metre time trial. His 1908 bicycle was one of the first exhibits at the newly opened Leipzig Sports Museum in 1977.

Neumer later started a professional cycling career, but with little success. He then opened a vegetable shop in Dresden, which was completely destroyed in a bombing raid in 1945. Neumer died in 1984, at 97-years-old, at the time the oldest living German Olympic medalist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Men's Sprint Germany GER 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Men's Sprint Germany GER 2 h1 r2/3
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards Germany GER 2 Silver
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres Germany GER 2 h5 r1/2

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany Final Round Match 1/2 3 at 1 length
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany Semi-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 1:05.6
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany Round One Heat Eleven 1 QU 54.2
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 2 by inches
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 1:33.2

Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany GER Final Round Match 1/2 2 2:28.6
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2:31.8
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany GER Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:25.4

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1908 Summer 21 London Cycling Germany Round One Heat Five 2 at 1 length
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