Michel Scheuer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMichel•Scheuer
Used nameMichel•Scheuer
Born20 May 1927 in Rodange (LUX)
Died31 March 2015 in Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsKC Kaiserswerth, Düsseldorf (GER) / Bertasee Duisburg, Duisburg (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

In addition to his three Olympic medals Michel Scheuer won two World Championship gold medals in the 1958 K4 1000 m and K4 10000 m (both with Gustav Schmidt, Theo Kleine, and the non-Olympian Georg Lietz), adding to his silver medal he won together with Gustav Schmidt at the 1954 Worlds in the K2 1000 m. He also won two European titles and was a 32-time German champion in various classes. His greatest and later best-known moment came in 1956 at the Melbourne Olympics when he earned the first German gold medal after World War II together with Meinrad Miltenberger in the K2 over 1,000 metres. After his active career Scheuer worked as a coach for both the youth and seniors. For his sporting achievements he was awarded with the Silver Laurel Leaf by the German president, and the Golden Badge of Honor by the German Canoe Federation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) GER FRG Michel Scheuer
Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1956 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) GER FRG Michel Scheuer
Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Meinrad Miltenberger 1 Gold
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) GER FRG Michel Scheuer
Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Special Notes