Loa - Loc - Log - Loh - Loi - Lom - Lon - Lop - Lor - Lot - Lou - Lov - Low
Swimming (2 gold, 1 silver)
|200 m Free-style||-||gold||6400|
|400 m Free-style||8th||gold||6656|
|200 m Butterfly||silver||19th||4001.6|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||-||9th||40|
|4 x 200 m Free-style Relay||11th||9th||56|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||-||14th||4|
B. 1984-08-03, New York, NY, USA
Swimming (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
|200 m Backstroke||gold||6400|
|200 m Individual Medley||silver||bronze||6560|
|400 m Individual Medley||bronze||2560|
|4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay||gold||gold||3200|
At Beijing, the bronze in the 200 m medley came barely half an hour after the gold at the backstroke.
Olympic Competitor nr 1461
Olympic Competitor nr 1684
Olympic Competitor nr 1562
Olympic Competitor nr 579
B. 1924-08-02, Barancha, Altai Kray, Russia, competed for the Soviet Union;
Weightlifting (1 gold, 1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 1622
Olympic Competitor nr 830
Olympic Competitor nr 1559
B. 1958-10-31, Annecy, France
Cycling (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
Even though she was almost 42 when she won her fourth Olympic medal, her
Olympic career spanned only 16 years, because women's cycling was only admitted
in Los Angeles, when Jeannie Longo, aged 26, was already a star of the sport.
Although she was the favourite, a technical failure 800 meters from the finish
line prevented her from sprinting for a first medal. She would have to wait
another 12 years to finally win gold in the sport she helped to create.
She competed at age 46 in Athina - and age 50 at Beijing!
Swimming (1 gold)
|200 m Backstroke||11th||gold||sixth||7104|
|100 m Backstroke||23rd||fourth||fourth||3200.256|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||12th||10th||-||35|
B. 1982-08-20, Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (1 gold)
B. 1978-11-09, New York City, NY, USA
Taekwondo (2 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1390
Olympic Competitor nr 1637
Olympic Competitor nr 809
Olympic Competitor nr 1499
Olympic Competitor nr 1501
B. 1960-01-29, USA
Diving (4 gold, 1 silver)
As a child, he suffered from dyslexia, stuttering and racial abuse for his
darker skin (his natural father was Samoan).
He won a silver at Montreal and then had to miss out at Moskva. His double at Barcelona was his fifth in world competition.
In the qualifying round for the springboard at Barcelona, he hit the back of his head against the board. This was particularly awful for Louganis, as he already knew he was infected with the HIV virus. He knew the water would not pose a threat to the other competitors, but only found out later that the doctor who treated him was not wearing surgical gloves. Luckily; the qualifying marks did not count in the final reckoning. Despite the obviously bad mark on that jump, he was back in half an hour for his next one. He scraped through to the final, which he won.
He was World Champion at Springboard in 1982 and '86, at Highboard in '78, '82 and '86.
Figure Skating (2 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 189
B. 1902-10-02, Kortesjärvi, Finland; D. 1984-01-10
Track & Field (1 gold)
|3000 m Steeple||gold||9600|
Olympic Competitor nr 157
B. 1964-04-23, China
Gymnastics (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1473
Olympic Competitor nr 1685
Olympic Competitor nr 245
Athletics (2 gold)
|4x400 m Relay||fifth||250|
last modified 2002-10-28
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