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Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men

Date7 – 8 August 1936
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympia-Radstadion, Berlin
Participants22 from 11 countries

Eleven tandems came to the mark, racing in five first round heats. The winners of those heats joined three repêchage winners in the quarter-finals. All matches were a single race until the medal rounds, which were best two of three. The semi-finals saw the German team of Ernst Ihbe and Carl Lorenz face the French team of Pierre Georget and Georges Maton, and the Dutch team of Bernhard Leene and Henk Ooms racing the Italians, Carlo Legutti and Bruno Loatti. The first semi was close, with Germany defeating the French by just over a wheel, but in the second semi, the Netherlands easily defeated Italy. The final saw Germany, clearly the best team in the event, win the gold medal in two straight races, both by fairly comfortable margins. France defeated Italy for the bronze medal. For the Netherlands, Bernhard Leene was competing in his third straight Olympics on the tandem, having won gold in 1928 with Daan van Dijk, and placing fourth in 1932. Bronze medalist Pierre Georget also won a silver in the kilometer time trial and in 1936 and 1937 would place second at the World Championships in the match sprint.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1GermanyGERGold
Ernst IhbeCarl Lorenz
2NetherlandsNEDSilver
Bernard LeeneHenk Ooms
3FranceFRABronze
Pierre GeorgetGeorges Maton
4ItalyITA
Carlo LeguttiBruno Loatti
=5BelgiumBEL
Frans CoolsRoger Pirotte
=5DenmarkDEN
Heino DissingBjørn Stiler
=5Great BritainGBR
Ernest ChambersJack Sibbit
=5United StatesUSA
Buster LoganAl Sellinger
=9AustriaAUT
Ferry DusikaAlfred Mohr
=9SwitzerlandSUI
Karl BurkhartFritz Ganz
11HungaryHUN
Miklós NémethFerenc Pelvássy

Round One (7 August 1936 — 18:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1BelgiumBEL11.4Q
Frans CoolsRoger Pirotte
2DenmarkDENat 1 wheel
Heino DissingBjørn Stiler

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1FranceFRA11.0QOR
Pierre GeorgetGeorges Maton
2AustriaAUTat 13 metres
Ferry DusikaAlfred Mohr

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1NetherlandsNED11.2Q
Bernard LeeneHenk Ooms
2SwitzerlandSUIat 1½ lengths
Karl BurkhartFritz Ganz

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1ItalyITA11.6Q
Carlo LeguttiBruno Loatti
2Great BritainGBRat ¾ length
Ernest ChambersJack Sibbit

Heat Five

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1GermanyGER11.6Q
Ernst IhbeCarl Lorenz
2United StatesUSAat 1 length
Buster LoganAl Sellinger
3HungaryHUNat 1 length
Miklós NémethFerenc Pelvássy

Round One Repêchage (7 August 1936)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1DenmarkDEN11.4Q
Heino DissingBjørn Stiler
2AustriaAUTat 30 metres
Ferry DusikaAlfred Mohr

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1United StatesUSAQ
Buster LoganAl Sellinger
2SwitzerlandSUIat 1 length
Karl BurkhartFritz Ganz

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1Great BritainGBRQwalkover
Ernest ChambersJack Sibbit

Quarter-Finals (8 August 1936 — 16:00)

Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1FranceFRA11.0Q
Pierre GeorgetGeorges Maton
2BelgiumBELat 40 metres
Frans CoolsRoger Pirotte

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1GermanyGER11.8Q
Ernst IhbeCarl Lorenz
2DenmarkDENat ½ length
Heino DissingBjørn Stiler

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1NetherlandsNED11.2Q
Bernard LeeneHenk Ooms
2Great BritainGBRat 1 length
Ernest ChambersJack Sibbit

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1ItalyITA11.0Q=OR
Carlo LeguttiBruno Loatti
2United StatesUSAat ¾ length
Buster LoganAl Sellinger

Semi-Finals (8 August 1936)

Winner of each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1GermanyGER11.0Q=OR
Ernst IhbeCarl Lorenz
2FranceFRAat ½ length
Pierre GeorgetGeorges Maton

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTimeMargin
1NetherlandsNED11.4Q
Bernard LeeneHenk Ooms
2ItalyITAat 1¼ lengths
Carlo LeguttiBruno Loatti

Final Round (8 August 1936)

Match 1/2

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces WonMargin
1GermanyGER2
Ernst IhbeCarl Lorenz
2NetherlandsNED0
Bernard LeeneHenk Ooms

Match 3/4

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces WonMargin
1FranceFRA2
Pierre GeorgetGeorges Maton
2ItalyITA0
Carlo LeguttiBruno Loatti