Olympic Competitor nr 6161
Olympic Competitor nr 3113
Olympic Competitor nr 3604
B. 1968-10-29, Norway
Speed Skating (4 gold, 1 silver)
When he won his three gold medals in 1994, at home in Norway, he did so with
three new world records, thereby almost equalling Eric
Heiden's feat of Lake Placid. His record on the 10000 metres of 13.30.55
was an improvement of nearly 13 seconds over his own best of three years
before. The time was three minutes less than that with which
Hjalmar Andersen had won the 10000 metres in
his triple in Oslo. Andersen presented the gold medal. It was also announced
that Koss would get a statue at Hamar, next to that of Andersen.
He also won three overall world titles (1990, '91 and '94).
He was seen smiling at Nagano, were he was commentating, when Gianni Romme skated another 15 seconds off his world record.
He was elected in 1998 into the IOC Athletes Commission.
B. 1965-03-25, Bulgaria
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
World Champion in 1987.
Shooting, Trap (1 gold)
B. 1979-11-23, Zagreb, Croatia
Alpine Skiing (3 silver)
B. 1982-01-05, Zagreb, Croatia
Alpine Skiing (4 gold, 2 silver)
Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2011-08-13
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