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Michel Scheuer

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 3
TypeCompeted 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(s) Germany
Ethnic nationFRG

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 Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Germany    
1956 Summer Olympics Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) Kayak Singles, 10,000 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Germany    
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Meinrad Miltenberger 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1956 Summer Olympics 1 December 1956 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Final Round 3:49.6 1

Special Notes

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Created: Martin Kellner at October 29, 2012 17:35, Last edited: Martin Kellner at April 05, 2015 12:46