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.
Olympic Competitor nr 6924
Olympic Competitor nr 4762
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 6609
Olympic Competitor nr 6844
Olympic Competitor nr 98
B. Zakynthos, Greece, but was living in Cyprus in 1896.
Shooting (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 180
Olympic Competitor nr 4238
Olympic Competitor nr 2097
Olympic Competitor nr 2946
Olympic Competitor nr 2389
Olympic Competitor nr 6452
Olympic Competitor nr 6369
Olympic Competitor nr 1553
B. 1892-07-27, Brno, Czech Republic, but competed for Austria
Olympic Competitor nr 6387
Brno is part of Moravia, not Bohemia, and this is why this athlete competed for Austria. I classify him under the Czech nationality nevertheless.
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 2181
Olympic Competitor nr 4892
Olympic Competitor nr 2341
Olympic Competitor nr 6773
Olympic Competitor nr 1610
Written 2000-11-30 - last modified 2011-08-14
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