Dia - Dib - Dic - Did - Die - Dij - Dil - Dim - Din - Dir - Dis - Dit - Div - Dix - Diz
Olympic Competitor nr 63
B. 1972-05-20, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Shooting, Clay Pigeon (2 gold)
B. 1954-07-24, Romania
Canoeing - Kayak (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
|K1, 500 m||gold||bronze||fourth||13200|
|K1, 1000 m||bronze||-||7th||2960|
|K4, 1000 m||-||silver||-||2000|
B. 1985-06-01, Ethiopia
Athletics (2 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1947-10-06, Solbad Hall, Austria, Italian
Diving (3 gold, 2 silver)
In his childhood his parents, both Italians moved from Austria to Bozen (Bolzano)
in Italy. When he won his 1964 silver medal, the inhabitants of Bozen built
an indoor diving tank for him. He went on to win the diving from the 10-meter
highboard at Mexico City, München and Montreal He also won silver on
the 3-meter plank in '68 and was fourth in '72.
In 1976, he won before Greg Louganis, who would otherwise (or without the boycott) have three tower golds ('84, '88)
B. 1956-03-15, Italy
Rowing (2 gold, 1 silver)
Faithful cox to the Abbagnale brothers.
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
|400 m Free-style||gold||6400|
|1500 m Free-style||silver||4000|
Nordic Skiiing (2 gold)
|Pursuit 15 km + 15 km||fourth||fourth||3200|
|15 km, classical style||35th||10th||100.0001|
|30 km classical style||8th||256|
|50 km freestyle||11th||64|
|50 km freestyle, mass-start||gold||6400|
|50 km classical, mass-start||11th||64|
|4 x 10 km||silver||gold||9th||2640|
competed in 1988 as
B. 1963-01-31, Paluzza, Italy
Nordic Skiing (2 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)
|5 km, classical style||24th||18th||12th||silver||21st||3033.36|
|Combined Pursuit (5 km + 10 km)||10th||silver||23rd||3075.26|
|15 km, classical style||-||-|
|30 km, classical style||gold|
|15 km, free-style||gold||5280|
|30 km, free-style||sixth||-|
|4 x 5 km||9th||-||bronze||bronze||bronze||1640|
She was elected in 1998 into the IOC Athletes Commission.
B. 1914-06-26, Port Arthur, Tex, USA; D. 1956-09-27
Track and Field (2 gold, 1 silver)
|80 m Hurdles||gold||9600|
Before Los Angeles, she came to the US national championships and entered
no fewer than eight events, all to be performed within three hours. All alone,
she won the team competition ahead of a team comprising 22 members.
At Los Angeles, she was only allowed to enter three events, and she almost won all three. In the high jump, she cleared the same height (a world record) as fellow American Jean Shiley, but was classed second because of an 'illegal' jumping style (although she did get a share of the world record and a silver medal). Afterwards the two athletes decided to saw both medals in half and join the two halves.
She is the only athlete ever to win medals in a running, a jumping and a throwing event, and still she was enraged that she could only enter three events.
She later became famous under her married name Zaharias as a golfer and won seventeen international titles between 1934 and 1950.
Her nickname "Babe" was given to her at age 14, after Babe Ruth, because she also excelled at Baseball!
The "O" in her name should be an "E", since she is of Norwegian descent. She kept the change after the mistake was made in highschool.
B. 1963-11-02, Germany
Swimming (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
|100 m Free-style||bronze||2560|
|200 m Free-style||silver||4000|
|400 m Free-style||gold||6400|
|800 m Free-style||silver||4000|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||gold||1600|
B. 1933-10-14, Germany; D. 1992-06-03
Wrestling (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
The only modern wrestler to succesfully compete both in Greco-Roman and Free
(see Kalle Anttila, Ivar Johansson, Kristjan Palusalu, Carl Westergren, Rudolf Svensson, Hamit Kaplan)
Figure Skating (1 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1923-07-08, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Track and Field (4 gold)
|110 m Hurdles||-||gold||9600|
|4 x 100 m||gold||gold||3200|
Inspired by the sight of the victory celebration for Jesse Owens following
the Berlin Olympics, Dillard became a specialist high hurdler and, between
May 1947 and June 1948, had eighty-two sprint and hurdles races without a
defeat. In the 1948 US Olympic trials, he fell in the hurdles and failed
to finish, but he did qualify as third string in the 100 metres flat. In
an extraoridnary upset he won the final in London in 10.3 seconds, equalling
Owens' Olympic record - particularly fitting since Owens had presented him
with his 1936 Olympic shoes. In 1952, Dillard returned to his main event
to win the high hurdles.
Olympic Competitor nr 532
B. 1873-02-14, Nîmes, France; D. 1944-08-04
Fencing (2 gold, 1 silver)
|Sabre, individual, one hit||comp.||2.025|
Olympic Competitor nr 248
B. 1971-10-13, Chimarra, Albania, as Pirro Ohima, emigrated to Greece in
Weightlifting (3 gold, 1 bronze)
In five years he transformed himself from an unloved Albanian immigrant to
a Greek national hero by winning two Olympic gold medals.
He had crossed the Greek border on the pretext that he needed an operation, but stayed in Greece.
After his win at Atlanta, he announced he would win again in Sydney and in Athina in 2004.
Considering the ease of his victory in Sydney, his aim of four consecutive golds seemed not so far-fetched, but he won only bronze in his adopted country.
The Hellene Olympic Federation has an excellent site on its performance at Atlanta, which includes a picture of Piros Dimas.
Olympic Competitor nr 522
B. 1923-03-04, Italy
Equestrianism - Jumping (2 silver, 4 bronze)
|Three-day Event, individual||-||sixth||-||-||-||-||-||-||800|
|Three-day Event, team||-||dnf(19th)||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.4|
He competed in 8 Olympic Games (1948-76), a record he shares with his brother Raimondo d'Inzeo, Hubert Raudaschl (AUT, Sailing), Durward Knowles and Paul Elvstrøm.
B. 1925-02-02, Italy
Equestrianism - Jumping (1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)
|Three-day Event, individual||30th||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.125|
|Three-day Event, team||dnf(14th)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||4|
He competed in 8 Olympic Games (1948-76)
B. 1914-09-14, Italy
Fencing (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
B. 1970-11-15, Bad Tölz, Germany
Biathlon (2 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
|7.5 km + 10 km Pursuit||9th||10th||195|
|12.5 km Mass Start||bronze||2560|
|4 x 7.5 km||silver||silver||gold||gold||-||7050|
She did not qualify to skate in the German team that won silver in Torino, but she won a silver on the last event in Torino, winning her medals in five Olympiads.
B. 1957-08-07, Russia, Soviet Union
Gymnastics (3 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)
Joint record holder, with Shirley Babashoff,
of the highest number of silver medals (SIX).
B. 1972-04-16, Neustrelitz, then GDR, Germany
Canoeing - Canadian (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Figure Skating (1 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1873-02-07, Great Britain; D. 1939-04-29
Tennis (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|Men's Singles, covered courts||silver||5000|
|Men's Doubles, covered courts||bronze||1920|
|Mixed Doubles, covered courts||gold||4800|
Olympic Competitor nr 339
Written 2001-02-07 - last modified 2002-10-28
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