Felix Adolf Schmal
At the 1896 Athens Olympics, the first modern Olympic Games, Schmal competed in both fencing and cycling for Austria. In the cycling competition, he won three medals: the gold medal in the 12-Hours Track event (183.5 miles), and the bronze medals in the one-lap race and 10,000-meter race. Schmal abdicated his place in the 100-km track race. He also finished fourth in the individual sabre competition, winning one of four bouts.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. Sept. 18, 1872 - d. Aug. 28, 1919
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)
The Olympic Games: Athens 1896-Sydney 2000, (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1999)