Alvin Christian Kraenzlein (* 12. December 1876 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; † 6. January 1928 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania) was an US-American athlete. He was a first sportsman in the history of the olympic plays, which four gold medals in single competitions win could.
Kraenzlein studied Wisconsin later at the University OF and (until 1901) at the University OF Pennsylvania dental medicine. Its first Leichtathletiktitel won it 1897, as it with the AAU - championships running on 220 yards for itself to decide knew.
In the following years Kraenzlein won numerous further national titles, among them five AAU championships in the hurdle run and Weitsprung as well as eight IC4A - titles in the Sprint, in the hurdle run and in the Weitsprung. Kraenzlein was well-known for its exzellente hurdle technology. It had overflowed forward first, that ran in the today usual style, the hurdle with a straight foot too.
In the year 1900 Kraenzlein prepared in England for the olympic plays. There he became British master over 120 yards hurdles and in the Weitsprung. With the olympic plays in Paris it won the competitions over 60 meters, 110 meters of hurdles, 200 meters of hurdles and the Weitsprung. Its victory was remarkable in the Weitsprung. Its sharpest competitor Meyer Prinstein obtained a width of 7.175 meters in the qualification, did not begin however to the final match not, since this was delivered on one Sunday. Kraenzlein over-bid the achievement of Prinstein in the final then around a centimeter.
Im Jahr darauf zog sich Kraenzlein vom aktiven Leistungssport zurück, um sich auf den Abschluss seines Studiums zu konzentrieren. At this time it held six world records. After he had worked some years as a dentist, he was active up to its end of life as athlete IC coaches, and. A. 1910 to 1913 as runner coaches at the University OF Michigan. Starting from autumn 1913 it held first in Germany athlete IC training courses for sport teachers, to 13. October in Berlin. The courses served the preparation for 1916 in Berlin planned olympic plays. To the refusal of the plays because of the First World War Alvin Kraenzlein returned to the USA, served in the army and became Assistenztrainer at the University OF Pennsylvania. To 6. January 1928 it died at the age of 51 years at a heart illness.
1900: Alvin Kraenzlein | 1904: Archie cock
1896: Thomas Pelham Curtis | 1900: Alvin Kraenzlein | 1904: Frederick school | 1908: Forrest Smithson | 1912: Frederick Kelly | 1920: Earl Thomson | 1924: Daniel Kinsey | 1928: Sidney Atkinson | 1932: George Saling | 1936: Forrest Towns | 1948: William Porter | 1952: Harrison Dillard | 1956: Lee Calhoun | 1960: Lee Calhoun | 1964: Hayes Jones | 1968: Willie Dave haven | 1972: Rodney Milburn | 1976: Guy Drut | 1980: Thomas whispers | 1984: Roger Kingdom | 1988: Roger Kingdom | 1992: Mark of McKoy | 1996: All Johnson | 2000: Anier García | 2004: Liu Xiang
1896: Ellery Clark | 1900: Alvin Kraenzlein & Raymond Ewry (from the conditions) | 1904: Meyer Prinstein & Raymond Ewry (from the conditions) | 1908: Francis Irons & Raymond Ewry (from the conditions) | 1912: Albert Gutterson & Konstantin Tsiklitiras (from the conditions) | 1920: William Pettersson | 1924: William DeHart Hubbard | 1928: Edward Hamm | 1932: Edward Gordon | 1936: Jesse Owens | 1948: Willie Steele | 1952: Jerome Biffle | 1956: Gregory Bell | 1960: Ralph bad clay/tone | 1964: Lynn Davies | 1968: Bob Beamon | 1972: Randy Williams | 1976: Arnie Robinson | 1980: Lutz Dombrowski | 1984: Carl Lewis | 1988: Carl Lewis | 1992: Carl Lewis | 1996: Carl Lewis | 2000: Iván Pedroso | 2004: Dwight Phillips
|NAME||Kraenzlein, Alvin Christian|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||US-American athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||12. December 1876|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|DYING DATE||6. January 1928|
|DYING PLACE||Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania|