Great Olympians

Biographies - FU

Fu - Fuc - Ful - Fum - Fur

Fu Mingxia

B. 1978-08-16, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Diving (4 gold, 1 silver)
1992 1996 2000 HP
Springboard - gold gold 12800
Synchronized Springboard silver 3000
Platform gold gold - 12800

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.

Dr. Fuchs Jenö

B. 1882-10-29, Hungary; D. 1955-03-14
Fencing (4 gold)
1908 1912 HP
Sabre, individual gold gold 14000
Sabre, team gold gold 2800

He never won a national championship in Hungary, as he was not member of any team.
With thanks to Vasarhelyi Tamas.

Ruth Fuchs

B. 1946-12-14, Germany
Track and Field (2 gold)
1972 1976 HP
Javelin Throw gold gold 19200

She has admitted using steroids during her career, as part of the official East German sports programme.

Guido Fulst

Cycling - track (2 gold, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Team Pursuit gold 9th gold fourth 16380
Points Race 7th 9th - bronze 3400
Madison sixth fourth 1680



Olympic Competitor nr 1265

Eugen Fürstenberger

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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