B. 1936-12-12, Timisoara, Romania
Track and Field (2 gold)
The first woman jumper to clear 6 feet (1.83 m). Using the outmoded 'scissors'
style, she also won two European titles (58 and 62) and bettered the world
record 14 times, bringing it to 1.91 m in 1961, a record that would stand
for more than ten years. She married her coach Ion Söter.
B. 1939-08-16, Kodoros, Hungary
Modern Pentathlon (3 gold, 2 silver)
Probably the greatest all-rounder in the history of modern pentathlon. He
first competed in the Roma Olympics, finishing fourth, only 15 pts behind
the silver medal position. In spite of being the reigning World Champion,
he was not in the Hungarian team at Tokyo, because of a problem with his
state's authorities. He was individual World Champion in 1963, 65, 66, 67
He has 11 children.
Olympic Competitor nr 6021
Olympic Competitor nr 4594
B. 1971-06-12, La Roche sur Yon, France
Cycling (3 gold)
|500 m Time Trial||gold||9600|
She won 6 consecutive world sprint titles (including 2 at the Olympics) between
1995 and 2000.
She was named after Felice Gimondi and so really had to take up cycling.
B. 1904-03-07, Lunner, Hadeland, Norway; D. 6/6/1969, Trondheim
Speed Skating (4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
In his first years, his best distances were the 5000 and 10000 metres. Later
he was also an excellent sprinter. He also won the World Championship four
times, the European Championship four times and set world records at 1500,
5000 (3 times) and 10000 metres.
Olympic Competitor nr 2494
He was from Cairo, so I continue to list him as Egyptian
Olympic Competitor nr 3237
Olympic Competitor nr 1088
Olympic Competitor nr 2649
B. 1938-06-??, Germany
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 bronze)
|80 m Hurdles||gold||fifth||18675|
|100 m Hurdles||bronze|
written 2002-10-27 - last modified 2011-08-13
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