Ludwig Vesely

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLudwig•Vesely
Used nameLudwig•Vesely
Born20 August 1903
Died31 July 1986
AffiliationsWAC, Wien (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

Austrian athlete Ludwig Vesely (sometimes written as Wessely) was the Austrian flagbearer at the 1928 Olympics Opening Ceremony. He then came in seventh in the decathlon and was eliminated in the heats of the 110 metres hurdles. In 1932 he developed pleuritis and could not compete at the Olympics. Vesely won 21 Austrian titles in the 4×400 relay (1930-31), 110 metre hurdles (1924, 1927-1929), 400 metre hurdles (1925), long jump (1927-31), shot put (1928), javelin throw (1930), and decathlon (1924-26, 1928-29, 1931, 1933). In 1930 he won the decathlon at the German Martial Games.

Vesely was the first world class Austrian decathlete. In 1930 he was third ranked on the worldlist, and he ranked in the top 10 in 1925 (6), 1928 (9), 1929 (7) and 1931 (10). His Austrian decathlon record, set in 1931, stood until 1958.

Personal Bests: 110H – 15.2 (1928/1931); Dec – 7681,81 (1931).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics AUT Ludwig Vesely
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h2 r1/3
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) 7

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1928 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony AUT Ludwig Vesely

Errata

Sometimes also shown as "Wessely".