Olympic Competitor nr 179
B. 1961-03-??, Spain
Sailing (2 gold)
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.
Olympic Competitor nr 4980
Alpine Skiing (2 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1928-10-03, Perpignan, France
Fencing Men (4 gold, 2 silver)
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.
B. 1920-02-01, Corneilla del Vercol, Pyr.Or., France
Equestrianism - Jumping (2 gold, 2 silver)
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.
Olympic Competitor nr 2814
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Olympic Competitor nr 1
Written 2000-12-25 - last modified 2011-08-15
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