Reichel competed in the 400 metres. In the preliminary round, he was placed third and did not advance to the finals.
Reichel also competed in the 110 metres hurdles. Sources differ as to whether Reichel was placed second or third in his preliminary heat, with most claiming that he passed Alojz Sokol after the Hungarian hit the final hurdle. Reichel did not compete in the finals, as he was busy assisting Albin Lermusiaux in the marathon at the time when the finals were held.