Schmal, Adolf : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Schmal, Adolf

Felix Adolf Schmal

Sport:
cycling, fencing

Country Represented:
Austria

Years Competed:
1896

Medals Received:
gold, bronze

Olympic Info:
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

Origin:
Austria


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References:
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)


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