Great Olympians

Biographies - DAN


Comte Geoffroy d'Andigné

Olympic Competitor nr 596


Ludvik Danek

B. 1937-01-06, Czech Republic
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1964 1968 1972 HP
Discus Throw silver bronze gold 24300
24300

When Ludvik Danek broke Al Oerter's world record by a metre and a half, just before the Tokyo Games, no one doubted this would only but spur the already double champion to even greater heights. It did. Before Mexico, Danek lost the world record to Jay Silvester, who was then favourite. Both lost to the reemerging Al Oerter however. At München, Danek finally secured the top spot on the podium.


Dáner Béla

Olympic Competitor nr 2383


Dáni Nándor

Olympic Competitor nr 22


Vladimir Danich

Olympic Competitor nr 6690


Ellie Daniel

USA
Swimming (1 silver, 2 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
200 m Butterfly bronze bronze 5120
100 m Butterfly silver sixth 4640
4 x 100 m Medley Relay - gold 1600
11360


Leaf Daniell

Olympic Competitor nr 4070


Charles M. "Charlie" Daniels

B. 1884-07-12, USA; D. 1973-08-09
Swimming (5 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1904 1906 1908 HP
50 yds Free-style bronze 1920
100 yds Free-style silver 12600
100 m Free-style gold gold
220 yds Free-style gold 4800
440 yds Free-style gold 4800
4 x 50 yds Free-style Relay gold 1200
4x250 m Free-style Relay fourth 780
4x200 m Free-style Relay bronze
15720 5100 5280 26100

A colourful personality inside the sport and out, he set seven world records between 1907 and 1911.
Perhaps his greatest contribution to the sport was the way he influenced swimmers with his use of the crawl.
He is listed in some sources as coming fourth in the 100 yds back-stroke in 1904, but that is a mistake.

Olympic Competitor nr 2127


Gösta Danielson

Olympic Competitor nr 4331


Fritz Danild

Olympic Competitor nr 6670


Olga Danilova

B. 1970-06-10, Bugulma, Russia
Nordic Skiing (3 gold, 2 silver)
1992 1998 2002 HP
5 km, classical style sixth fifth 6028
10 km, classical style silver
combined pursuit 5km + 10km 11th silver 10448
combined pursuit 5km + 5km gold
15 km, classical style - gold 6400
30 km, free-style 20th disq. 0.75
4 x 5 km - gold dns 1600
24476.75


Erich Dannenberg

Olympic Competitor nr 2802


Fritz Danner

Olympic Competitor nr 1124


Gabriele D'Annunzio

Olympic Competitor nr 4984


Written 2001-01-29 - last modified 2011-08-19

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