|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Carl-Friedrich•Freiherr von Langen-Parow|
|Used name||Carl-Friedrich•Freiherr von Langen|
|Born||25 July 1887 in Klein Belitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)|
|Died||2 August 1934 in Potsdam, Brandenburg (GER)|
German rider Carl-Friedrich Freiherr von Langen finished 28th on Falkner in the individual jumping event at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, and in the team event Germany finished seventh. Von Langen earned two gold medals at the Games, however, winning the individual and team dressage titles aboard Draufgänger. These two golds made him the most successful German athlete at the Amsterdam Games..
During World War I von Langen was an army captain, but was wounded and later briefly confined to a wheelchair due to paralysis. Later, however, he became the chief cavalry commander and colonel of the SA and SS. He lost many of his possessions after being declared bankrupt in 1930 and four years later whilst taking part in a three-day-event he crashed and as a result died soon afterwards. The Nazis used him as a heroic propaganda figure, and his life was told in the book … rides for Germany, which was made into a film in 1941.
According to him, the Baron-von-Langen Street in Warendorf, where the German Equestrian Federation (FN) has its headquarters, was named after him. The German Post Office published a stamp in his honor before the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1928 Summer Olympics||Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian)||GER||Carl-Friedrich Freiherr von Langen|
|Individual, Men (Olympic)||Falkner||28|
|Team, Men (Olympic)||Falkner / Germany||7|
|Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian)||GER||Carl-Friedrich Freiherr von Langen|
|Individual, Men (Olympic)||Draufgänger||1||Gold|
|Team, Men (Olympic)||Draufgänger / Germany||1||Gold|