Great Olympians

Biographies - GRO


Oswald Groenings

Olympic Competitor nr 4323


Patrick Grogan

Olympic Competitor nr 1813


Herman Groman

Olympic Competitor nr 1992


Axel Grönberg

Sweden
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (2 gold)
1948 1952 HP
-79 kg gold gold 19200
19200

He also came second in the 1953 World Championships, and won one European gold and two bronze. He also finished third in two European free-style championships.


Gustaf Grönberger

Olympic Competitor nr 3071


Kelpo Gröndahl

B. 1920-03-28, Pori, Länsi-Suomen, Finland; D. 1994-08-02
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 silver)
1948 1952 HP
Light-Heavyweight silver gold 15600
15600


Sverre Grøner

Olympic Competitor nr 3937


Torsten Grönfors

Olympic Competitor nr 5005

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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.


Åke Grönhagen

Olympic Competitor nr 5835


Harald Grönningen

B. 1934-10-09, Lensvik, Norway
Nordic Skiing (2 gold, 3 silver)
1960 1964 1968 HP
15 km - silver gold 10400
30 km - silver 13th 4025.6
4 x 10 km silver fourth gold 3750
50 km 14th sixth - 656
18831.6

He was among the leading cross-country skiers for twenty years, and won the 15 km at Holmenkollen in 1960 and '61.


Ragnar Grönvall

Olympic Competitor nr 5451


William Groseclose

Olympic Competitor nr 2247


Karl Groß

Olympic Competitor nr 5793


Michael Groß

B. 1964-06-17, Germany
Swimming (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1984 1988 HP
100 m Butterfly gold fifth 7400
200 m Butterfly silver gold 10400
200 m Free-style gold fifth 7400
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay fourth sixth 560
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay silver bronze 1640
4 x 100 m Medley Relay fourth fourth 800
28200

Nick-named 'the albatros' because of his enourmous 'wing'-span.
World Champion at 200 m free-style and 200 m butterfly in 1982 and '86,


Ricco Groß

B. 1970-08-22, Schlema, Germany
Biathlon (4 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
1992 1994 1998 2002 2006 HP
4 x 7.5 km gold gold gold silver gold 13200
10 km silver silver 17th fourth 7th 8254.4
10 km + 12.5 km Pursuit bronze 12th 1950
20 km - - sixth fourth 11th 2304
25708.4

Member of the German Biathlon Relay team that won gold at Albertville, Lillehammer, Nagano and Torino.


Otto Gross

Olympic Competitor nr 6206


Theodore Gross

Olympic Competitor nr 1707


Grossard

Olympic Competitor nr 263


William Grosvenor

Olympic Competitor nr 5067


Harold Grote

Olympic Competitor nr 3932


Johan Grøttumsbråten

B. 1899-02-24, Sørkedalen, Oslo, Norway
Nordic Skiing (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1924 1928 1932 HP
Individual Nordic Combined bronze gold gold 34560
18 km silver gold sixth 13800
50 km bronze - - 2560
50920

For fifteen years he was among the best combined Nordic skiers in the world. He won the Holmenkollen combined five times, and was twice World Champion in the combined (1926 and '31) and once in the 18 km (1926).


Demetrios Grous

Olympic Competitor nr 2654


Kristina Groves

B.1976-12-04, Canada
Speed Skating
2002 2006 2010 HP
1500 m 20th silver silver 8001
3000 m 8th 8th bronze 3072
1000 m fifth fourth 2600
Team Pursuit silver fifth 1250
14923


Maria Grozdeva

Bulgaria
Shooting (2 gold, 3 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Sport Pistol 18th 21st gold gold fifth 20704.8
Air Pistol bronze bronze 38th bronze 11th 8518.4
29223.2


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

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