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Arie van Vliet

Died when: 85 years 113 days
Star Sign: Pisces

 

Arie van Vliet Arie Gerrit van Vliet (18 March 1916 – 9 July 2001) was a Dutch sprint cyclist. Between 1934 and 1957, he won 13 medals at world championships, including four gold medals, and set several world records in sprint events, despite the interruption by World War II. He also won a gold medal in 1000 m time trial and a silver medal in the individual sprint at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. His Olympic sprint race was obstructed by the winner, German cyclist Toni Merkens, who was however not disqualified, but merely fined for 100 German marks.
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