Figure Skating - Ice dance (2 gold)
Twice winner of the Ice dancing together with Evgeny Platov.
Her fan website calls her by the
B. 1879-11-13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Olympic Competitor nr 1781
Olympic Competitor nr 6413
Olympic Competitor nr 4803
competed from 1988 as
B. 1959-12-21 Los Angeles, CA; D. 1998-09-21, Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Track & Field (3 gold, 2 silver)
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In 1987, after a brief retirement, she started a program of weight-lifting,
under the eyes of her coach and husband, Al Joyner, brother of
Jackie Joyner. This helped her to three gold
medals and two world records that stood until her death. She died, aged just
39, of a heart and brain seizure.
Her remarkable success and her death sparked rumours of drug use. No tests ever revealed banned substances, but her retirement in 1989, shortly before the introduction of mandatory random drug testing, fueled further speculation.
Olympic Competitor nr 5737
Olympic Competitor nr 5413
Olympic Competitor nr 192
Olympic Competitor nr 5498
Olympic Competitor nr 1106
Olympic Competitor nr 6329
B. 1881-11-22, St. Pancras, Greater London, Great Britain, became a US citizen in 1900; D. 1972-03, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Olympic Competitor nr 1944
Figure Skating (2 gold)
Together with Yekaterina Gordeyeva.
Olympic Competitor nr 5779
Olympic Competitor nr 6951
There are six sailors mentioned for the KSSS 1912 yaght, but the crews had to be limited to five, so two of these sailors sailed just one race, not both, but it is unknown who.
Olympic Competitor nr 3
B. 1979-07-18, Belarus
Freestyle Skiing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1931-03-23, Tula, Russia
Speed Skating (4 gold, 1 silver)
The best sprinter in the 1950's and early 1960's. He held the 500 and 1500
metres world records from 1955 to 1958. In 1952 he was also in the soviet
cycling team. (not in the Olympics, though). The gold at the 1500 m in
Squaw Valley was shared with Roald Aas.
Olympic Competitor nr 4004
Written 2002-09-08 - last modified 2011-08-12
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