Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
|200 m Individual Medley||-||gold||6400|
|400 m Individual Medley||-||gold||6400|
|200 m Breaststroke||silver||-||5000|
Rowing (3 silver)
B. 1930-11-11, Russia, Soviet-Union
Nordic Skiing (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
|3 x 5 km||silver||-||gold||bronze||40|
At Squaw Valley, she did not from part of the relay squad, as she was only the fourth best skier in the world, behind three other soviets. Despite having gained the first four places in the individual, the Soviet squad (without Kolchina) gained only silver, although they protested for hindering by the Swedes in the first leg.
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (2 gold)
B. 1981-10-12, Olawa, Poland
Weightlifting (2 silver)
B. 1889-12-09, Kuopio, Finland; D. 1966-11-11, Helsinki
Track and Field (4 gold, 1 silver)
|3000 m Team||r2||325|
The first outstanding Finnish runner, he set a world record of 14.36.6 in
winning the 5000 metres at Stockholm, which was only beaten ten years later
by Paavo Nurmi. He won 5 races in a few days
but Finland failed to qualify for the team 3000 m final, or he would undoubtedly
have won that one too. On the victory podium, he said, 'I would almost rather
not have won, than see that flag up there', pointing at the tsarist Russian
flag. Finland was still part of Russia at the time.
After the war, he returned to Antwerpen to win the Marathon. He is one of those athletes who were severely restricted in their medal chances because of the Wars.
Olympic Competitor nr 5808
Olympic Competitor nr 6990
When awarding the numbers, I thought this athlete was the same Tatu as Hannes' brother, so I did not give him a number. He should have received nr 6032, but he gets 6990.
Olympic Competitor nr 5886
This Tatu Kolehmainen is the brother of Hannes, the wrestler with the same name is not related.
Olympic Competitor nr 101
Olympic Competitor 3373
Olympic Competitor nr 3254
Olympic Competitor nr 2901
Olympic Competitor nr 5683
Olympic Competitor nr 6694
B. 1969-09-22, Moskva, Russia
Fencing - Epee (1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)
Russia did not field a team in Sydney.
Olympic Competitor nr 4875
Olympic Competitor nr 2838
Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2011-08-13
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