Fu - Fuc - Ful - Fum - Fur
B. 1978-08-16, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Diving (4 gold, 1 silver)
She was the youngest ever World Diving Champion (aged 12) and Olympic Champion
(not yet aged 14). This prompted the international federation to announce
a minimum age of 14 for competitive diving. She announced her retirement
after Atlanta, aged barely 18, but did continue to compete until Sydney
World Champion at highboard in 1991 and '94.
B. 1882-10-29, Hungary; D. 1955-03-14
Fencing (4 gold)
He never won a national championship in Hungary, as he was not member of
With thanks to Vasarhelyi Tamas.
B. 1946-12-14, Germany
Track and Field (2 gold)
She has admitted using steroids during her career, as part of the official
East German sports programme.
Cycling - track (2 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1265
From Gebweiler/Guebwiller in the (French) Alsace, which was German between 1870 and 1918. His family has most likely remained in that village throughout, so according to the nephew-rule, I count him as French.
Olympic Competitor nr 1099
Written 2001-05-25 - last modified 2002-10-28
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