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Henri Mayer

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameGeorg Karl Heinrich "Henri"•Mayer
Used nameHenri•Mayer
Born16 January 1878 in Hannover, Niedersachsen (GER)
Died13 April 1955 in Wunstorf, Niedersachsen (GER)
Measurements178 cm / 79 kg
NOC Germany


Henri Mayer had a very long career as a professional, racing from around 1900 to at least 1924, when he finished third at the German professional sprint championship. Mayer’s major title was the 1904 Grand Prix de Paris. He also won the Grand Prix d’Angers in the sprint in 1904 and 1907, and won the Grand Prix de l’UVF in 1905. He had three podium finishes at the World Championships, placing third in 1904-05 and second in 1907.

Mayer competed at the 1900 Paris Olympics, reaching the fourth round in the professional sprint, losing out in the heats of the professional tandem sprint alongside Italian Umberto Ferrari, and participating in the professional team race and the points race.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GER Henri Mayer
Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2 h3 r4/7
Tandem Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Umberto Ferrari 3 h9 r1/3
Team Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Germany 2 h1 r1/2
Points Race, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC