Great Olympians

Biographies - DOR

Nikolaos Dorakis

Olympic Competitor nr 179

Luis Doreste Blanco

B. 1961-03-??, Spain
Sailing (2 gold)
1984 1988 1992 HP
470 gold 12000
Flying Dutchman 13th gold 12048

His older brother Jose Luis Doreste Blanco won gold in the Finn in 1988.
A third brother Gustavo Doreste Blanco came in 6th at the 1980 Moscow Games in the 470 class.

Gustave Doret

Olympic Competitor nr 4980

Michaela Dorfmeister

Alpine Skiing (2 gold, 1 silver)
1998 2002 2006 HP
Super-G silver sixth gold 13800
Downhill 18th 9th gold 6562.56
Giant Slalom fourth 1600
Combined fifth 1000

Christian d'Oriola

B. 1928-10-03, Perpignan, France
Fencing Men (4 gold, 2 silver)
1948 1952 1956 1960 HP
Foil, team gold gold silver fifth 6515.25
Foil, individual silver gold gold 8th 31980

Four times World Champion in foil (1947,49,53,54), he took also four team foil titles. He rebelled against the introduction of the electric foil, but took up competition again in 1958 and finished seventh at Roma.
He was awarded the Légion d'Honneur in 1971. He is a first cousin to Pierre d'Oriola.

Pierre Jonquères d’Oriola

B. 1920-02-01, Corneilla del Vercol, Pyr.Or., France
Equestrianism - Jumping (2 gold, 2 silver)
1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 HP
Individual gold sixth 18th gold 17th 25212.3
Team fifth 8th fifth silver silver 2820.4

The only rider to have won two individual Jumping titles, the first at Helsinki on Ali Baba, the second on Lutteur B at Tokyo.
He had ridden Ali Baba only three times before Helsinki.

Mikhail Dorizas

Olympic Competitor nr 2814

Clément Dorlia

Olympic Competitor nr 1467

Willy Dörr

Olympic Competitor nr 2815

Kurt Dörry

Olympic Competitor nr 1

Written 2000-12-25 - last modified 2011-08-15

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