Werner POTZERNHEIM

Germany GER

Track Cycling

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Helsinki 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1927
Olympic Results

Biography

Werner POTZERNHEIM

Cyclist Werner Potzernheim won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympic Games at Helsinki in the sprint, after which he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf. One year later he also won the sprint bronze medal at the World Championships in Zürich. In the 1950s and 1960s he was seen as Germany’s best sprinter, winning 5 amateur and 10 professional German Championships. Potzernheim was educated as a machine fitter and then joined the military in World War II. After he retired in 1965 he first owned a petrol station but then went into the cycling industry, also working as a trainer. He died at the age of 87 after a long illness.

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Helsinki 1952

B
Sprint
Sprint Cycling