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Leo Peelen

Full name: Leopoldus Eduardus Theoduris "Leo" Peelen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: July 16, 1968 in Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died: March 24, 2017 in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Track cyclist Leo Peelen specialized in endurance, and had won medals and titles at various junior levels before becoming a senior. He had failed to qualify directly for the Seoul points race - his best event - but was able to compete anyway due to being entered in the Dutch team pursuit squad. In that 1988 Olympic points race, he and [Dan Frost] lapped the field, setting them up for the podium, with Peelen taking the silver medal behind the Dane. In 1989, Peelen would win a second international medal, placing third in the points race at the World Championships. Retiring from the sport in 1991, he remained involved in cycling, as a mental coach and an official with the Dutch cycling federation. At age 48, he was suddenly found dead in the halls of the indoor track of Apeldoorn, shortly after participating in a track cycling clinic.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Netherlands NED 12 QR
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Cycling Men's Points Race Netherlands NED 2 Silver

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Cycling Netherlands NED Qualifying Round 12 4:25.67

Men's Points Race

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank LM PTS
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Cycling Netherlands Final Round 2 same lap 26
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Cycling Netherlands Round One Heat Two 4 QU same lap 13
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