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Maurice Schillès

Full name: Maurice Auguste Schillès
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: February 25, 1888 in Puteaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Died: December 20, 1957 in Paris, Paris, France
Affiliations: CASG Paris, Paris (FRA)
Country: FRA France
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

After performing well in the Southern Counties Cycle Union meeting and the NCU Championships in in 1908, Frenchman Maurice Schillès stayed on in England to prepare for the Olympic Games. The plan worked, as he won the gold medal in the tandem, and silver in the 5000 metres. The following year he finished third in the sprint at the World Championships.

A mechanic, and builder of lightweight bikes, he started racing in 1905, and in 1907 won the first of many Paris Championships. Despite a long career that saw him racing beyond his 40th birthday, Schillès won only one National title, in 1923, but kept trying to add to that total up to his final attempt in 1928, when he finished third. Schillès competed at two other World Championships, in 1924 and 1925, finishing third and second, respectively in the sprint. An all-round sportsman, Schillès was also a good swimmer, boxer and runner.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA AC h5 r1/3
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling Men's Sprint France FRA AC r2/2 DQ
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres France FRA 1 Gold
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards France FRA 5
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres France FRA 2 Silver

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France Round One Heat Five AC
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France Final Round Match 1/2 AC
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:38.8
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:38.4

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France FRA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 2:46.2
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France FRA Round One Heat Five 1 QU 3:11.4

Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France FRA Round One Heat Four 2 2:32.0

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France Final Round Match 1/2 2 by inches
1908 Summer 20 London Cycling France Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 7:55.4
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