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Daniel Morelon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDaniel Yves•Morelon
Used nameDaniel•Morelon
Born24 July 1944 in Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain (FRA)
Measurements181 cm / 79 kg
NOC France

Biography

Between 1966 and 1975, Daniel Morelon won a record nine world amateur sprint titles and three Olympic gold medals. He won the Olympic match sprint in 1968 and 1972, becoming the first of only two men to claim a repeat victory in the event. In 1968 he also won the Olympic tandem match sprint partnered by Pierre Trentin, and together they also won the world title in 1966. Morelon won a total of 14 French titles and set a world indoor record for 500 metres in 1976. He was almost exclusively a track sprinter and only turned professional briefly, after having become the French sprint cycling coach.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Daniel Morelon
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Pierre Trentin 9
1968 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Daniel Morelon
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Pierre Trentin 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Daniel Morelon
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Pierre Trentin 4
1976 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) FRA Daniel Morelon
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1976 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRA Daniel Morelon

Special Notes