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Carl Klose

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarl Otto•Klose
Used nameCarl•Klose
Born5 December 1891 in Cochecton, New York (USA)
Died15 January 1988 in Toms River, New Jersey (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsPennsylvania Barge Club, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Carl Klose began rowing in 1916 with the Penn Barge Club but was called away by World War I, during which time he served in the ambulance corps. He only returned to rowing three months before the Antwerp Olympics, but partnered the Federschmidt brothers, Erich and Franz, and Ken Myers to a silver medal in the four. Klose later worked as a traveling salesman. He registered for the draft for World War II, but did not see combat as he was then over 50-years-old.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Rowing USA Carl Klose
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver