Great Olympians

Biographies - DAV


Khristos Davaris

Olympic Competitor nr 3103


Ira Davenport

Olympic Competitor nr 5565


Willie Davenport

B. 1943-06-08, Troy, Ala., USA
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 bronze) & Bobsleigh
1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
110 m Hurdles SF:7th fourth bronze gold 19839
4-man Bob 12th 30
19869

He competed in four summer Olympics (he failed to make it to the final in 1964) and in the 1980 winter Olympics in a bobsleigh.
Inducted in 1982 in the USATF Hall of Fame.


Charlie Davey

Olympic Competitor nr 5727


James Davey

Olympic Competitor nr 4800


Dávid Mihály

Olympic Competitor nr 2812


Adolf Davids

Olympic Competitor nr 5448


Henry Davids

Olympic Competitor nr 4161


Øivin Davidsen

Olympic Competitor nr 6865


William Davidson

Olympic Competitor nr 4673


Arthur Davies

Olympic Competitor nr 3783


Charles Davies

Olympic Competitor nr 4386


Robert Davies

Olympic Competitor nr 5286


William Davies

Olympic Competitor nr 5371


Dwight Davis

Olympic Competitor nr 2013

He is the founder of the Davis Cup, the annual competition for men's national tennis teams.


Edgar Davis

Olympic Competitor nr 2243


Frank Davis

Olympic Competitor nr 4227


Vitaly Davydov

Ice Hockey (3 gold)
1964 1968 1972 HP
team gold gold gold 19200
19200

Member of the Soviet Ice Hockey team from 1964 to 1972, winning each time.


John Davies

Australia
Swimming (1 gold)
1948 1952 HP
200 m Breaststroke fourth gold 12000


Glenn Ashby Davis

B. 1934-09-12, Wellsburg, WVa, USA.
Track and Field (3 gold)
1956 1960 HP
400 m Hurdles gold gold 19200
4 x 400 m gold 1600
20800

Davis, a talented all-rounder at school, did not turn to the 400-metres hurdles until April 1956 but in two months he had cut the world record by 0.9 sec down to 49.5. His last race was the third stage for the American 4x400 metres relay team at Roma, which he ran in 45.4 seec - a vital contribution as his team set a world record of 3'02.2.
He later became a professional American footballer.


John Davis

B. 1921-01-12, USA; D. 1984-07-13
Weight-Lifting (2 gold)
1948 1952 HP
+ 82.5 kg gold 19200
+ 90 kg gold
19200

Heavyweight lifter who was the youngest lifter ever to win a world title, in 1938 (aged 17). He was then undefeated for 15 years.


Josh Davis

USA
Swimming (3 gold, 2 silver)
1996 2000 HP
200 m Free-style 7th fourth 2000
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay gold (silver) 1664
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay gold silver 2600
4 x 100 m Medley Relay (gold) 64
6328


Roderick Davis

B. 1955-08-27, USA; later moved to and represented New Zealand
Sailing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1984 1992 1996 HP
Soling gold 8000
Star silver fifth 7812.5
15812.5

Represented the USA in 1984, but New Zealand from 1992.


Shani Davis

B. 1982-08-13, USA
Speed Skating (2 gold, 2 silver)
2006 2010 HP
1000 m gold gold 12800
500 m dnf 0.00016
1500 m silver silver 8000
20800


Victor Davis

Canada
Swimming (1 gold, 3 silver)
1984 1988 HP
200 m Breaststroke gold - 6400
100 m Breaststroke silver fourth 5600
4 x 100 m Medley Relay silver silver 2000
14000


Will Davis

Olympic Competitor nr 1557


Percival Davson

Olympic Competitor nr 4071


Anastasia Davydova

B. 1983-02-02, Moscow, Russia
Synchronized Swimming (4 gold)
2004 2008 HP
Duet gold gold 16000
Team gold gold 6400
22400

Twice together with Anastasia Ermakova


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

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