Ge - Geb - Ged - Gei - Gel - Gen - Geo - Ger - Ges - Gey
B. 1974-10-9, Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Badminton (2 gold)
Winner of the Ladies' Doubles at Atlanta and Sydney, twice together with
Olympic Competitor nr 1318
B. 1973-04-18, Arssi, Ethiopia
Athletics (2 gold)
Boxing (1 gold)
|Light Flyweight (-48 kg)||rd1||gold||QF||QF||14155|
He was the only boxer who participated in 4 Olympics.
Olympic Competitor nr 1458
Olympic Competitor nr 1649
Olympic Competitor nr 1483
Olympic Competitor nr 1310
Olympic Competitor nr 20
Olympic Competitor nr 1100
B. 1923, India
Hockey (3 gold)
An outstanding full-back for India, Independent SC (Delhi). He was also a
remarkable scorer of penalties. At Melbourne, he deputised as captain in
the absense of Balbir Singh, and he scored six
goals including the decisive goal in the final against Pakistan.
In his autobiography, Balbir describes Gentle as "one who towered above the rest with his hard and yet clean tackling".
On retiring he proved an outstanding coach and prepared national teams in India, Malaya and Spain. He also became an international umpire.
B. 1880-03-12, Greece; D. 1958-01-23
Track and Field , Tug-of-War (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
|Tug of War||5th/6th||307.5|
|Discus Throw, freestyle||silver||comp.|
|Discus Throw, Greek style||silver||sixth||3480|
|Javelin Throw, freestyle||comp.||8.528|
Weight-lifting (1 gold, 2 silver)
|- 75 kg||silver||gold||silver||27000|
Rowing (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Cox of the Romanian eight that won gold at Atlanta, Sydney and Athina.
B. 1876-03-29, Tripoli, Peloponnesos, Greece; D. 1960-03-14
Fencing (2 gold, 1 silver)
|Sabre, individual, one hit||gold|
The Olympic Champion of 1896 and 1906 finished last in the first round in 1924.
Olympic Competitor nr 112
Olympic Competitor nr 195
B. 1910, Hungary
Competed under the name Gerei in 1936.
Fencing (7 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Member of the Hungarian sabre team that won gold at Los Angeles, Berlin,
London, Helsinki, Melbourne and Rome. When told in 1960 that he was to old
to compete for a place in the Hungarian team, he challenged the entire team
and defeated them all. At Rome, he missed the final by a single hit.
He was of course the oldest gold medallist at Roma.
His wife Erna Bogathy is part of three generations of medal winners. Her father Albert Bogen (1882-1961) was part of the Austrian Sabre team that won silver in 1912 (behind Hungary), she won bronze (under the name Erna Bogen) in foil in 1932, and their son Pal Gerevich (born during the Olympics in 1948) was part of the silver winning Hungarian Sabre team of '72 and '80.
This triple generation is not unique, but certainly rare. I have found two other occurences :
Olympic Competitor nr 1160
Olympic Competitor nr 1574
Bobsleigh (3 gold, 1 silver)
In 1976, he was partner to Meinhard Nehmer in
the 2-man crew, in 1980 they were in separate sleighs, and Nehmer finished
third, Germeshausen second. They were twice in the same 4-man crew.
B. 1882-11-17, France; D. 1958-08-06
Tennis (2 gold, 1 silver)
|Men's Singles, Covered Courts||R2||65.94|
|Men's Doubles, Covered Courts||gold||4800|
Olympic Competitor nr 414
B. 1960-06-06, Brestovitsa, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Canoeing (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
|K1 500 m||silver||gold||16250|
|K2 500 m||silver||3000|
|K4 500 m||bronze||1280|
Olympic Competitor nr 851
Written 2001-02-04 - last modified 2002-10-31
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