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Axel Schandorff

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAxel Carl•Schandorff
Used nameAxel•Schandorff
Born3 March 1925 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
Died27 January 2016
AffiliationsDBC, København (DEN)
NOC Denmark


Axel Schandorff became interested in competitive cycling while working as a bike messenger in his youth. In addition to his 1948 Olympic sprint bronze, Schandorff won sprint silvers at the 1946 and 1948 World Amateur Championships. Schandorff was also Danish amateur sprint champion from 1946-49 and won the København Grand Prix (amateur) in 1948. Schandorff turned professional in 1950 and won Danish professional sprint titles from 1950-54. He was later president of the Danish Professional Cycling Union and also acted as a track manager at Ordrup cycling track, one of the oldest cycling facilities in Denmark, opened in 1888. Outside of sports, Schandorff, who trained as a goldsmith, ran his own goldsmith shop in København.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) DEN Axel Schandorff
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1,000 metres Time Trial, Men (Olympic) 5