Adolf SCHMAL

Austria AUT

Track Cycling

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 B
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Athens 1896
  • Year of Birth
    1872
Olympic Results

Biography

Adolf SCHMAL

Adolf Schmal won a single Olympic title in Athens, but he could have won two, had it not been for the Greek king. In the sabre-fencing event, he had two of his four bouts when the Greek Royal family entered, causing the competition to be re-started. Schmal then only managed to win once more, finishing in fourth place. He made up in the cycling events, winning the 12-hour track race, which did not include the strong French riders. He placed third in two other races as well. Schmal worked as a sports journalist for the rest of his life, and had in fact been one of the reporters for the Austrian Centralblatt für Radsport und Athletik during the Athens Games, together with compatriot Paul Neumann. He often wrote under the pseudonym of Schmal-Filius or simply Filius.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Athens 1896

B
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Cycling Track
#DNF
100 kilometres
100 kilometres Cycling Track
G
12-Hours Race
12-Hours Race Cycling Track
B
333⅓ metres Time Trial
333⅓ metres Time Trial Cycling Track
#4
Sabre, Individual
Sabre, Individual Fencing

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