Great Olympians

Biographies - MAN

Man Afraid Soap

Olympic Competitor nr 1829

Khristos Manarolakis

Olympic Competitor nr 3118

Laure Manaudou

Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
2004 2008 HP
400 m Free-style gold 8th 6656
800 m Free-style silver 4000
100 m Backstroke bronze 7th 2960
200 m Backstroke 15th 10

Julia Mancuso

B 1984-03-09, USA
Alpine Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver)
2006 2010 HP
Downhill 7th silver 4400
Super-G 11th 9th 224
Giant Slalom gold 8th 6656
Combined 9th silver 4160

Hermann Mandl

Olympic Competitor nr 512

Giovanni Mangiante

Olympic Competitor nr 6474

Renzo Mangiante

Olympic Competitor nr 6475

Edoardo Mangiarotti

B. 1919-04-07, Renate Veduggio (Milano)
Fencing (6 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze)
1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 HP
Epée, team gold silver gold gold gold 14800
Epée, individual - bronze gold bronze - 18000
Foil, team - silver silver gold silver 5750
Foil, individual - - silver rd1:5th - 5002.8

The passion which some Italians show towards fencing is shown through Mangiarotti; his father Giuseppe, having already one son (Dario, individual silver and team gold in '52 and team silver in 1948 ) who showed the skills which were to make him a World Champion, changed Edoardo to a left-handed fencer in order that he would be the best-ever left-handed fencer. The ploy worked. Edoardo began winning world titles in Paris in 1937 and, in spite of the interruption of World War II, was still in winning teams until the Games of 1960. His main weapon was the Epee, but he also competed in the foil.
Mangiarotti (whose speciality was Epee) and Gerevich (Sabre) competed against each other in the Foil in '52. Italy beat Hungary 13:3, but I have not been able to find out the individual result against each other.
He was the youngest male winner at Berlin.

Giuseppe Mangiarotti

Olympic Competitor nr 4167

Panagiotis Manginas

Olympic Competitor nr 2797

Anastasios Maniatis

Olympic Competitor nr 2723

Carl Manicus-Hansen

Olympic Competitor nr 2414

Tamara Manina

Russia, Soviet Union
Gymnastics (2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)

This contemporary of Larissa Latynina and Polina Astakhova was also in the Soviet teams of Melbourne and Tokyo, but she missed Roma.
(76 HP)

Valentyn Mankyn

B. 1938-08-19, Belokorovichi, near Zhitomir, Ukraine
Sailing (3 gold, 1 silver)
1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
Finn gold 19200
Tempest gold silver 26000
Star gold 16000

A military man and one of the best sailors in the Finn and Tempest classes in the 60's and 70's. The oldest gold medallist in 1980.

Percy Mann

Olympic Competitor nr 5553

Shelley Mann

Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
1956 HP
100 m Butterfly gold 9600
100 m Free-Style sixth 640
4 x 100 m Free-Style Relay silver 1000

Otto Männel

Olympic Competitor nr 5700

W. Manning

Olympic Competitor nr 3668

Manno Miltiades

B. 1880-03-03, Pancevo, Serbia, represented Hungary both in 1912 and 1932

Olympic Competitor nr 6791

Karl Mannström

Olympic Competitor nr 5841

Larry Manogue

Olympic Competitor nr 4313

Lia Manoliu

B. 1932-04-25, Romania, D. 1998-01-09
Track and Field (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 HP
Discus Throw sixth 9th bronze bronze gold 9th 23400

She is the record female athletics participant. Her ninth place at München was with a further throw than her gold medal performance at Mexico.

Petros Manos

Olympic Competitor nr 6213

(*) the semifinal rosters are not known, and there were 5 known competitors in the qualifying round, so it is quite possible Manos competed in only some of the semifinal matches

Gustaf Månsson

Olympic Competitor nr 6962

There are six sailors mentioned for the KSSS 1912 yaght, but the crews had to be limited to five, so two of these sailors sailed just one race, not both, but it is unknown who.

M. Mantakas

Olympic Competitor nr 3119

Fritz Manteuffel

Olympic Competitor nr 123

Edouard Mantois

Olympic Competitor nr 400

Eero Antero Mäntyranta

B. 1937-11-20, Pello, Lappland, Finland
Nordic Skiing (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
1960 1964 1968 1972 HP
15 km sixth gold silver - 13800
30 km - gold bronze 19th 8961.6
4 x 10 km gold silver bronze - 4050
50 km - 9th 15th dnf 170

The outstanding Nordic skier of the 1960's still took part at Sapporo and placed nineteenth in the 30 km. He also won two World Championships at 30 km, and the Holmenkollen 15 km in 62,64 and 68.

Richard Manuel

Olympic Competitor nr 6219

As the losing finalist, Austria was allowed to lay both Sweden and Belgium for a medal, but lost both those matches.

Albert Manweiler

Olympic Competitor nr 1856

(*) team roster not certainly known)

Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2011-08-13

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