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Károly Wieland

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKároly•Wieland
Used nameKároly•Wieland
Born1 May 1934 in Soroksár (HUN)
Died30 May 2020 in Weinheim, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
AffiliationsCsepel SC, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


At the age of 16, Károly Wieland started his sporting career in the colours of Csepeli Vasas. He was one of the world’s leading canoeists in the 1950s and won C-2 medals at both World Championships and the Olympics.

Wieland won a gold medal with József Halmai in the 10,000 metres event of the 1954 World Championships, and then a bronze with Ferenc Mohácsi at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He finished 7th with István Gábriel at 10,000 at the 1958 World Championships in Prague.

Wieland obtained a degree in engineering from the Budapest University of Technology in 1960 and worked for the Csepel Factory in Budapest. He also spent time working in Egypt, Pakistan, and Cyprus before moving to Germany with his family in 1972, where he worked as an engineer-economist. He stayed in Weinheim after his retirement in 1999.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) HUN Károly Wieland
Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Ferenc Mohácsi 3 Bronze

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