Peter Smessaert

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert Peter•Smessaert
Used namePeter•Smessaert
Born20 July 1908 in ? (BEL)
Died22 November 2000 in Baldwin, Georgia (USA)
AffiliationsBelgian-American Athletic Club
NOC United States


Peter Smessaert was born in Belgium but emigrated to the United States as a youth. Smessaert was runner-up in the 1928 US Championship road race. After the 1928 Olympics, where he represented the Belgium-American Athletic Club, he and his family settled in Georgia, where Smessaert became a top trap shooter. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Amateur Trap Shooters Association, McHenry Gun Club, and the Professional Bike Riders Association. Smessaert worked for many years as a stationary engineer, retiring in 1973


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Cycling Road (Cycling) USA Peter Smessaert
Road Race, Individual, Men (Olympic) 62
Road Race, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 15