Great Olympians

Biographies - KAR


Nikolaos Karagiannis

Olympic Competitor nr 2708


G. Karagiannopoulos

Olympic Competitor nr 61


Tilemakhos Karakalos

Olympic Competitor nr 114


Karakatsanis

Olympic Competitor nr 210


Konstantinos Karakatsanis

Olympic Competitor nr 55


Antonios Karangonidis

Olympic Competitor nr 2449


Pavlos Karangonidis

Olympic Competitor nr 2709


Pantelis Karasevdas

Olympic Competitor nr 62


Anastasios Karatzas

Olympic Competitor nr 2563


Alexander Karelin

B. 1968, Novosibirsk, Russia
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (3 gold, 1 silver)
1988 1992 1996 2000 HP
-130 kg gold gold gold silver 69600
69600

Dubbed 'the World's Meanest Man', but a student of literature, poetry, opera and ballet.
When he perfected the reverse body lift, common among lighter wrestlers, but never before seen in the heaviest category, he became unbeatable.
In 1999, he also won his twelfth World Championship (1988-1999)
When he was finally beaten in the final in Sydney, some commentators criticized his opponent's tactics, but he himself was gratious in defeat.


Regina Kari

Olympic Competitor nr 6200


Jouko Karjalainen

Finland
Nordic Combined (2 silver)
1980 1984 HP
Individual silver silver 12000
12000


David Karlsson

Olympic Competitor nr 6165


Karl Karlsson

Olympic Competitor nr 5587


Werner Karlsson

Olympic Competitor nr 5692


Károly Jenö

Olympic Competitor nr 5249


Menelaos Karotzieris

Olympic Competitor nr 2980


Kárpáti György

B. 1945-06-23, Hungary
Waterpolo (3 gold, 1 bronze)
1952 1956 1960 1964 HP
Waterpolo gold gold bronze gold 21760
21760

Member of the Hungarian Waterpolo team from 1952 (aged just 17) to '64.


Kárpáti Károly

B. 1906-07-02, Eger, Hungary; D. 1996-09-23
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 silver)
1928 1932 1936 HP
Greco-Roman, -62 kg fourth 1950
Free-style, -66 kg silver gold 15600
17550


Kárpáti Ödön

Olympic Competitor nr 6620


Kárpáti Rudolf

B. 1920-07-17, Budapest, Hungary
Fencing (6 gold)
1948 1952 1956 1960 HP
Sabre, individual - - gold gold 16000
Sabre, team gold gold gold gold 12800
28800

Sabre champion of Hungary in 1948 and 1955, he won two individual world titles, in 1954 and 1959, and was also a member of the World Champion sabre team of 1953,'54,'55,'57 and '58.


Pertti Karppinen

Finland
Rowing (3 gold)
1976 1980 1984 HP
Single Sculls gold gold gold 57600
57600

Winner of the skiff at Montreal, Moskva, Los Angeles.


Nikolaos Karsouvas

Olympic Competitor nr 2655


George Karstens

Olympic Competitor nr 1889


Georg Karth

Olympic Competitor nr 3597


Filippos Karvelas

Olympic Competitor nr 121


Konstantinos Karvelas

Olympic Competitor nr 3111


Nikolaos Karydias

Olympic Competitor nr 2489


Written 2001-10-04 - last modified 2011-08-13

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