|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Born||25 September 1859 in Jerlochovice, Fulnek (CZE)|
|Died||16 March 1942 in Fulnek (CZE)|
Anton Gödrich, also known as August Edler von Goedrich, was a Fulnek (nowadays Czechoslovakia), a compatriot and citizen of the former Austria-Hungary monarchy, but was of German nationality. He participated in the first modern Olympic Games at Athens in 1896, where his nationality confused all contemporary authors, who always listed him as representing Germany. In the individual road cycling race Gödrich placed second.
When the 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin, Gödrich was invited by the Organizing Committee as a guest of honor. His mode of transportation was unusual, as he rode the entire 550 km from Fulnek to Berlin on bicycle, despite being 76-years-old at the time.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1896 Summer Olympics||Cycling Road (Cycling)||GER||Anton Gödrich|
|Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic)||2||Silver|
Name seen as August von Goedrich but website www.goedrich.com/gedenken2.html is confirmatory.