Anton Gödrich

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAnton•Gödrich
Used nameAnton•Gödrich
Born25 September 1859 in Jerlochovice, Fulnek (CZE)
Died16 March 1942 in Fulnek (CZE)
AffiliationsAthens
NOC Germany

Biography

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.

Results

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

Errata

Name seen as August von Goedrich but website www.goedrich.com/gedenken2.html is confirmatory.