Great Olympians

Biographies - GRI

Oksana Grichuk

Figure Skating - Ice dance (2 gold)
1992 1994 1998 HP
Ice Dance fourth gold gold 15500

Twice winner of the Ice dancing together with Evgeny Platov.

Her fan website calls her by the nickname Pacha.

John Grieb

B. 1879-11-13, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Olympic Competitor nr 1781

Arthur Griez von Ronse

Olympic Competitor nr 6413

Tom Griffin

Olympic Competitor nr 4803

Florence Griffith

competed from 1988 as

Florence Griffith-Joyner

B. 1959-12-21 Los Angeles, CA; D. 1998-09-21, Mission Viejo, CA, USA
Track & Field (3 gold, 2 silver)
1984 1988 HP
100 m - gold 6400
200 m silver gold 10400
4 x 100 m - gold 1600
4 x 400 m - silver 1000

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.

Arthur Griffiths

Olympic Competitor nr 5737

David Griffiths

Olympic Competitor nr 5413

Georgios Grigoriou

Olympic Competitor nr 192

Jan Grijseels

Olympic Competitor nr 5498


Olympic Competitor nr 1106

Wilhelm Grimmelmann

Olympic Competitor nr 6329

Fred Grinham

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

Sergey Grinkov

Soviet Union
Figure Skating (2 gold)
1988 1994 HP
Pairs gold gold 14000

Together with Yekaterina Gordeyeva.

Leonid Grinyov

Olympic Competitor nr 5779

Ragnar Gripe

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.

Alphonse Grisel

Olympic Competitor nr 3

Alexei Grishin

B. 1979-07-18, Belarus
Freestyle Skiing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2002 2006 2010 HP
Aerials bronze fourth gold 19800

Yevgeni Grishin

B. 1931-03-23, Tula, Russia
Speed Skating (4 gold, 1 silver)
1956 1960 1964 1968 HP
500 m gold gold silver fourth 27600
1500 m gold gold 11th - 12864

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.

Eugène Grisot

Olympic Competitor nr 4004

Written 2002-09-08 - last modified 2011-08-12

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