Fra - Fre - Fri - Fro - Fry
His name is also spelled Runganadhan.
from Madras, India
Hockey (3 gold)
Goalkeeper of the Indian hockey team that won gold at London, Melbourne and
Helsinki. He did not play in the finals in '48 or '56.
Balbir Singh considers him in his autobiography
as India's best-ever goalkeeper.
B. 1900-10-07, Romans-sur-Isère, Drôme, France; D. 1949-02-16
Weightlifting (1 gold)
|Middleweight (-75 kg)||sixth||gold||fourth||16200|
Olympic Competitor nr 646
Olympic Competitor nr 98
B. Zakynthos, Greece, but was living in Cyprus in 1896.
Shooting (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 182
Olympic Competitor nr 1553
Olympic Competitor nr 1550
B. 1937-09-04, Balmain, NSW, Australia
Swimming (4 gold, 4 silver)
|100 m Free-style||gold||gold||gold||38400|
|400 m Free-style||silver||fifth||fourth||7260|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||gold||silver||silver||4500|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||silver||9th||1040|
One of only two swimmers to have won an Olympic title in the same event in
Although she had the advantage of a lean, boylike figure, not everything in Miss Fraser's physical make-up was in her favour when, aged fourteen, she first came to the attention of her coach Harry Gallagher. Throughout her swimming life she suffered from bronchial asthma.
Miss' Fraser's name appears on the world record list thirty-nine times. She beat a twenty-year-old world record when she returned 1:04.5 sec for the 100 metres freestyle in February 1956. Her progress after that was remarkable and eight years later she brought the time down to 58.9 sec, which stood for eight years. She was an all-rounder of considerable ability and won Australian titles in butterfly and individual medley.
In all three of her Olympics she reached the final in the 400 metres freestyle, her best placing being second in 1956 (fourth in '64, fifth in '60). She also won one relay gold and three silvers.
Olympic Competitor nr 1610
Olympic Competitor nr 542
Cycling (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|1 km Time Trial||silver||gold||bronze||24300|
B. 1881-02-02, USA; D. 1963-02-11
Shooting (3 gold)
|Military Pistol||sixth ?||640|
|Military Pistol, team||gold||1600|
|Free Pistol, team||gold||1600|
Track and Field (4 silver)
Even stranger than the fact that he won silver in every event that he ever entered was the fact that it was behind 4 different gold medallists (Christie, Marsh, Bailey and Johnson)
B. 1919-11-21, Nyköping, Sweden, D. 2006-07-05
Canoeing (6 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|K1 - 1000 m||gold||gold||gold||bronze||43520|
|K1 - 10000 m||gold||silver||gold||25200|
|K2 - 1000 m||gold||4800|
|K1 - 4x500 m||SF:3||68|
Besides his Olympic achievements he also won seven gold medals in World Canoeing
Championships, over 500, 1000 and 10000 meters. Seventeen years old when
he began canoeing, his best competition years were stunted because of World
No other canoeist has struck such fear into his opponents and none has been at the top so long. He had the remarkable capacity, rare in canoeing, of being able to attack at any point in the race, and his acceleration was phenomenal. Although in nineteen years there were defeats, he always sought an opportunity to meet the conqueror and none of these return matches was lost.
Member of Nyköpings Kanotklubbs, who claim to be the most successfull sporting club in Olympic history.
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
With thanks to Stepas Misiunas from Kaunas for pointing me to his third medal.
My source mysteriously lacks the 1960 lightweight !!
Olympic Competitor nr 1278
Gymnastics (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Swimming (2 gold, 1 silver)
|200 m Free-style||gold||6400|
|400 m Free-style||silver||4000|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||(gold)||64|
competed in 2010 as
Speed Skating (3 gold, 2 bronze)
B. 1901-09-16, Italy; D. 1968-07-07
Track and Field (3 gold, 1 bronze)
|3000 m Walk||gold||6400|
|10 km Walk||gold||gold||24000|
|50 km Walk||bronze||5760|
Winner of all Walking gold medals in 1920 and 1924, who returned in 1932
to take bronze. Walking was not included at Amsterdam.
B. 1893-01-27, Finland; D. 1933-10-19
Greco-Roman Wrestling (2 gold)
|Featherweight (-60 kg)||gold||19200|
|Lightweight (-67.5 kg)||gold|
Olympic Competitor nr 1644
Olympic Competitor nr 1254
Written 2000-11-30 - last modified 2002-10-28
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