Olympic Competitor nr 5179
B. 1887-07-24, Mechelen, Belgium, competed for the Netherlands; D.
Cycling - track (1 silver, 1 bronze)
|1000m Time Trial||silver||6000|
|Sprint (1000 m)||heat:2nd||0.582|
|Sprint (660 yds)||heat:2nd||0.510|
A nobleman, his family did not approve of his cycling, so at the start of his career he raced as "Ulysses". He remained an amateur and won a silver at Amsterdam aged 40. He also raced in the team pursuit in the quarter-final at Amsterdam, helping his team to qualify for the semis and the eventual silver medal.
Olympic Competitor nr 3492
Olympic Competitor nr 4065
B. 1887-02-07 Valmiera, Latvia, represented Russia
Olympic Competitor nr 5710
Olympic Competitor nr 3238
B. 1939-05-09, USA
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
The man who broke Jesse Owens' world record and
lost it to Bob Beamon at Mexico.
Inducted in 1974 in the USATF Hall of Fame.
Olympic Competitor nr 5032
Olympic Competitor nr 3152
Written 2000-12-02 - last modified 2011-08-12
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