Oscar Goerke

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOscar A.•Goerke, Jr.
Used nameOscar•Goerke
Born10 January 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died12 December 1934 in Maplewood, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsNational Athletic Club, Brooklyn
NOC United States


Brooklyn’s Oscar Goerke competed in all seven cycling events at the 1904 Olympics, but his only medal came in the two-mile race where he trailed Burton Downing. In that race, Goerke led at the start of the bell lap, but was no match for Downing’s finishing sprint. Goerke raced for the National Athletic Club in Brooklyn and was best known for his indoor racing ability.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) USA Oscar Goerke
¼ mile, Men (Olympic) 4
⅓ mile, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r2/3
½ mile, Men (Olympic) 3 h2 r1/3
1 mile, Men (Olympic) 4
2 miles, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
5 miles, Men (Olympic) DNF
25 miles, Men (Olympic) DNF
½ mile, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC
1 mile, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
5 miles, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1