Great Olympians

Biographies - KEL

Raul Kelecom

Olympic Competitor nr 1620

Anastasia Kelesidou

B. 1972-11-28, Greece
Athletics (2 silver)
2000 2004 HP
Discus Throw silver silver 12000

Keleti Ágnes

B. 1931-06-09, Budapest, Hungary
Gymnastics (5 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
1952 1956 HP
Individual Combined sixth silver 4640
Team silver silver 2000
Team with Hand Apparatus bronze gold 2240
Floor Exercises gold gold 3200
Asymetrical Parallel Bars bronze gold 2240
Beam fourth gold 2000
Vaults - 23rd 0.064

She would have been able to compete in 1940, but war prevented this, and 1944. Then she qualified for London 1948 but injured herself just before the Games. Still she competed in two Olympics.
Only a weakness on the vault prevented her from winning more honours. In particular, a lapse on the vault made her lose the Overall title at Melbourne to Larissa Latynina.
She was one of several Hungarians who chose not to return to Hungary after the 1956 Games and during the 1960's was the coach of the Israeli team.

Rebecca "Becky" Kellar

Ice Hockey (3 gold, 1 silver)
1998 2002 2006 2010 HP
team silver gold gold gold 23200

Member of the Canadian Ice Hockey team that won gold in Salt Lake City, Torino and Vancouver, with silver in Nagano.

Tim Kellaway

Olympic Competitor nr 6621

Emil Kellenberger

Olympic Competitor nr 1246

Erhard Keller

Speed Skating (2 gold)
1968 1972 HP
500 m gold gold 12800

Kellner Gyula

Olympic Competitor nr 194

Hanny Kellner

Olympic Competitor nr 6407

Josefa Kellner

Olympic Competitor nr 6147

Paul Kellner

Olympic Competitor nr 6211

Dan Kelly

Olympic Competitor nr 4425

Fred Kelly

Olympic Competitor nr 6422

Frederick Kelly

Olympic Competitor nr 4630

John Brenden Kelly, Sr.

B. 1889-10-04, USA; D. 1960-06-26
Rowing (3 golds)
1920 1924 HP
Double Sculls gold gold 16000
Single Sculls gold 9600

The father of Grace, later Princess of Monaco, and John Kelly, Jun., bronze winner in the skiff in 1956.
The only man to have won two rowing titles on the same day, 1920-08-29 at Antwerp, the single and double sculls (together with Paul Costello).
Also in 1920, Kelly was the centre of controversy at Henley regatta, when he was refused to participate. Officially he was excluded because he was a member of the Vesper boat club of Philadelphia, who had previously (in 1905) infringed on amateur status. But it was also said that he was not considered an amateur because in the opinion of the Henley organizers, no manual labourer (he was a bricklayer) could be considered an amateur. His son did win at Henley in 1947 and 1949.

Shane Kelly

B. 1972-01-07, Ararat, Australia
Cycling - track (1 silver, 2 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Time Trial silver 20th bronze fourth 13465.65
Keirin bronze fourth 4160
Olympic Sprint fourth (fourth) 1630.5

Written 2002-07-24 - last modified 2011-08-12

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