Émile Demangel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameÉmile Joseph•Demangel
Used nameÉmile•Demangel
Born20 June 1882 in La Chapelle-aux-Bois, Vosges (FRA)
Died11 October 1968 in Xertigny, Vosges (FRA)
Measurements173 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsCyclo-Club de Paris, Paris (FRA) / ASPTT Paris, Paris (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Émile Demangel competed at both the 1906 and 1908 Olympic Games as a cyclist. After the London Olympics, he won the 1908 Amateur World Championship in the sprint and also won the Grand Prix de Paris that year. It was quite a year for him, as on 24 August he also broke the world record for the paced 500 metre time trial, recording 34 2/5. Demangel’s tombstone in Xertigny, where he lived his later years and died, is decorated with the Olympic Rings, and a street in Xertigny is named for him.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Émile Demangel
Sprint, Men (Intercalated) 2 h1 r3/4
333⅓ metres Time Trial, Men (Intercalated) 4
5,000 metres, Men (Intercalated) 4
1908 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Émile Demangel
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 h3 r2/3
Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards, Men (Olympic) France 5
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r1/2

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1908 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRA Émile Demangel