Charles Winckler

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameCharles Gustav Wilhelm•Winckler
Used nameCharles•Winckler
Born9 April 1867 in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden (DEN)
Died17 December 1932 in Frederiksberg, Hovedstaden (DEN)
AffiliationsHandelsstandens AK, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Charles Winckler competed in athletics at the 1900 Paris Olympics, in the shot put and discus throw, and was also a member of the combined Danish/Swedish tug-of-war team that won the gold medal in 1900. Winckler was mainly known as a weight thrower in athletics. He was Danish shot put champion from 1901-03 and discus throw champion in 1902. He was Danish record holder in the discus from 1897-1907, and in the shot put from 1896-1903. Winckler also was entered at the 1896 Olympics, in freestyle swimming events, but did not appear in Athina. He was a member of the Handelsstandens Athletklub.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) DEN Charles Winckler
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
1,200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
Athletics DEN Charles Winckler
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
1900 Summer Olympics Athletics DEN Charles Winckler
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 10
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) =8
Tug-Of-War DEN Charles Winckler
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Mixed team 1 Gold