Gab - Gac - Gaf - Gag - Gai - Gal - Gam - Gan - Gao - Gar - Gat - Gau - Gav - Gay - Gaz
B. 1904-05-22, Sestri Ponente, Genova, Italy; D. 1971-02-28
Weight-Lifting (1 gold, 1 silver)
|Featherweight (-60 kg)||gold||silver||22500|
|- 67.5 kg||fourth|
Olympic Competitor nr 736
Olympic Competitor nr 1058
Rowing (3 gold)
Member of the Romanian eight that won gold at Atlanta, Sydney and Athina.
B. 1975-05-24, Chicoutimi, Canada
Short Track (3 gold, 2 bronze)
|5000 m team||fourth||gold||gold||4375|
B. 1882-01-21, Sydney, Australia, living in California, USA in 1904, but
most likely still an Australian citizen at the time.
Swimming (3 silver, 1 bronze)
|220 yds Free-style||silver||3000|
|440 yds Free-style||silver||3000|
|880 yds Free-style||silver||3000|
|1 mile Free-style||bronze||1920|
Some sources list this swimmer also in the 50 yards, in fourth place, but that is a mistake. That swimmer is David Gaul.
Olympic Competitor nr 1611
B. 1939-06-29, Villafranca, Italy
Cycling (2 gold)
Short and immensely muscled, he was one of a school of Italian sprinters.
At twenty-one, he reached his peak at the Roma Olympics. As a professional,
he was only able to win one world title, on sprint in Liège in 1963.
He retired in 1971 and married an opera singer.
B. 1894-08-02, Rosario, santa Fe, Argentina, competed for Italy; D.
Weight-Lifting (1 gold, 2 silver)
|Middleweight (-75 kg)||gold||silver||silver||7th||27900|
Olympic Competitor nr 1362
Diving (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
Shooting (1 gold, 2 silver)
|Small-bore Rifle, Combined||gold||fourth||8000|
Olympic Competitor nr 1382
Olympic Competitor nr 54
Olympic Competitor nr 589
Rowing (1 gold, 2 bronze)
B. 1958-12-02, Brescia, Italy
Judo (1 gold, 1 silver)
Track and Field (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
In the final of the 10000 m at München, Gammoudi fell over the fallen Lasse Virén. Virén got up and won the race, Gammoudi had to abandon.
Olympic Competitor nr 822
Cycling - track (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Badminton (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Won the mixed doubles twice together with Zhang Jun, but with her new partner, she did not pass the first round in Beijing.
Diving (2 gold)
Wrestling, free-style (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Athletics (1 gold, 1 bronze)
|110 m Hurdles||QF||gold||bronze||13440.546|
Olympic Competitor nr 508
Olympic Competitor nr 271
Olympic Competitor nr 1612
Olympic Competitor nr 343
B.1875-06-24, Baltimore, MD, USA; D.1961-04-25
Track and Field (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
|Standing Triple Jump||bronze||3840|
When learning of a discus event at Athens, he had a replica made of the ancient
discus, which weighed 5kg. He was amazed to find the actual discus used weighed
At Paris, he threw the discus three times into the audience.
There is some discussion as to his place in the High Jump, but I am sticking with Mallon who has him equal second.
(*) He also helped the USA to second or third place in the tug-of-war in 1900, but this medal is disputed, as it appears that spectators helped the American team. Apparently the Americans only competed hors-concours against the winners, since they could not free themselves from the Discus competition, which was conducted at the same time.
The Hellene Olympic Federation has an excellent site on the Athina Olympics, which includes a picture of Robert Garrett.
Olympic Competitor nr 23
B. 1971-08-30, Cuba
Volleyball (3 gold)
Member of the Cuban Volleyball team that won gold at Barcelona, Atlanta and
She did not play in any game in Sydney.
Olympic Competitor nr 1063
Olympic Competitor nr 1420
B. 1886-09-27, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France; D. 1934-09-23
Fencing (4 gold, 2 silver)
Gaudin had an extraordinary fencing career from 1904 to 1929, with a first World Title in 1905. He was however not selected for the Olympic Games in 1908, and French fencers did not compete at Stockholm, so he had to wait until 1920 for an Olympic appearance. At Antwerpen, he won team silver, but was wounded by an American, so again he missed out on individual honours. At Paris, after winning the team title, at which he contributed 22 wins out of 22, with 110 hits against 21, he felt an acute pain in his left hand, and once more he had to retire. He finally won his individual Olympic titles at Amsterdam, at the age of fourty-two. He was declared 'Hors Classe' by the French Fencing Federation, an honour never before bestowed on any fencer.
B. 1904-09-28, Roma, Italy; D. 1948-01-06, Roma
Fencing (3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
This great fencer competed at four olympiads, from 1924 to 1936. He was also
individual world foil champion in 1929 and 1934.
In 1924 he only fenced in one quarter-final match
Olympic Competitor nr 471
Olympic Competitor nr 293
Olympic Competitor nr 344
Olympic Competitor nr 1654
B. 1965-04-13, Leningrad (now St.-Petersburg), Russia
Nordic Skiing (3 gold, 1 bronze)
|4 x 5 km||gold||gold||gold||9600|
|5 km, Classical style||11th||fourth||1664|
|Combined Pursuit 5km + 10km||fifth||7th||2640|
|Combined Pursuit 5km + 5km||fifth|
|15 km, Free-style||bronze||2400|
Winner of the Cross-Country Relay at Calgary, Lillehammer and Nagano. She had a three-year absense from the sport while having a daughter, and she missed out on a fourth gold when the Russian team was prevented from competing in Salt Lake City because of doping allegations.
B. 1976-10-06, Kaspiysk, Respublika Dagestan, Russia
Boxing (1 silver, 1 gold)
Olympic Competitor nr 1340
Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2002-10-31
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