Olympic Competitor nr 1620
B. 1972-11-28, Greece
Athletics (2 silver)
B. 1931-06-09, Budapest, Hungary
Gymnastics (5 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
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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.
Ice Hockey (3 gold, 1 silver)
Member of the Canadian Ice Hockey team that won gold in Salt Lake City, Torino and Vancouver, with silver in Nagano.
Olympic Competitor nr 6621
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Speed Skating (2 gold)
Olympic Competitor nr 194
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Olympic Competitor nr 4630
B. 1889-10-04, USA; D. 1960-06-26
Rowing (3 golds)
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.
B. 1972-01-07, Ararat, Australia
Cycling - track (1 silver, 2 bronze)
Written 2002-07-24 - last modified 2011-08-12
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