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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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1964 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing France    
  Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men Olympic Pierre Trentin 9
1968 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing France    
  Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men Olympic Pierre Trentin 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing France    
  Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men Olympic Pierre Trentin 4
1976 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) Sprint, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing France    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1968 Summer Olympics 20 October 1968 Cycling Track (Cycling) Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men Quarter-Finals, Heat Two 2 1
1968 Summer Olympics 21 October 1968 Cycling Track (Cycling) Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men Final Round, Match 1/2 2 1

Other participations

Games Role Details
1976 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing France    

Special Notes