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Thaddäus Robl

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
SexMale
Full nameThaddäus•Robl
Used nameThaddäus•Robl
Nick/petnamesTaddy
Born22 October 1876 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
Died18 June 1910 in Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie (POL)
NOC Germany

Biography

Thaddäus Robl specialized in the motor-paced event, winning the World Championship in 1901 and 1902 and placing second in 1903. He was a five-time champion in the European Championships, winning in 1901-04 and 1907, placing second in 1905, and third in 1906 and 1909. Later in his career Robl also won the German professional motor-paced title in 1908. Earlier in his career he had placed second at the 1898 Bol d’Or and third in that event in 1900.

At the 1900 Paris Summer Olympics Robl participated in four professional events – 24-hours-race (second), 100 miles (unknown result), 100 km (fourth), and 50 km (winner). He was killed in June 1910 when he was riding in a biplane that crashed near Szczecin (Stettin), Poland.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GER Thaddäus Robl
50 kilometres, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 1
100 kilometres, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 4
100 miles, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC
24-Hours Race, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2

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