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Richard Remer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRichard Frederick•Remer
Used nameRichard•Remer
Born21 June 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died18 July 1973 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsAmerican Walkers' Association
NOC United States


Richard Remer failed to place in the 3,000m walk at the Olympic Trials, but in Antwerp he proved to be the best of the Americans by taking the bronze medal. Between 1916 and 1921 he won three AAU outdoor championships and was once the indoor champion as well as setting numerous American records. Remer was educated in the New York public school system and later worked for Manufacturer’s Trust.

Personal Bests: 3K Walk – 13:22.2e (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Richard Remer
3,000 metres Walk, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
10 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) DNS