Karl Neumer

Karl Neumer (23 February 1887 – 16 May 1984) was a German track cyclist. At the 1908 Olympics he won a bronze medal in the individual sprint and a silver in the team pursuit. He also competed in the 5000 metres race, but was eliminated in the first round.[1]

Karl Neumer
Karl Neumer 1909.jpg
Neumer in 1909
Personal information
Born23 February 1887
Reinhardtsgrimma, Germany
Died16 May 1984 (aged 97)
Pirna, Germany
SportTrack cycling
ClubRV Wanderlust 1888, Dresden

Neumer held the national sprint title in 1907–1910.[2] In 1912 he raced professionally, but with little success. He then ran a vegetable shop in Dresden, which was destroyed by bombing in 1945. His 1908 bicycle was one of the first exhibits at the Leipzig Sports Museum. Before his death in 1984, Neumer was the oldest living German Olympic medalist.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Karl Neumer Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  2. ^ Karl Neumer. radsportseiten.net