Olympic Competitor nr 1829
Olympic Competitor nr 3118
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|400 m Free-style||gold||8th||6656|
|800 m Free-style||silver||4000|
|100 m Backstroke||bronze||7th||2960|
|200 m Backstroke||15th||10|
B 1984-03-09, USA
Alpine Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 512
Olympic Competitor nr 6474
Olympic Competitor nr 6475
B. 1919-04-07, Renate Veduggio (Milano)
Fencing (6 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze)
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
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.
Olympic Competitor nr 4167
Olympic Competitor nr 2797
Olympic Competitor nr 2723
Olympic Competitor nr 2414
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.
B. 1938-08-19, Belokorovichi, near Zhitomir, Ukraine
Sailing (3 gold, 1 silver)
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.
Olympic Competitor nr 5553
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
|100 m Butterfly||gold||9600|
|100 m Free-Style||sixth||640|
|4 x 100 m Free-Style Relay||silver||1000|
Olympic Competitor nr 5700
Olympic Competitor nr 3668
B. 1880-03-03, Pancevo, Serbia, represented Hungary both in 1912 and 1932
Olympic Competitor nr 6791
Olympic Competitor nr 5841
Olympic Competitor nr 4313
B. 1932-04-25, Romania, D. 1998-01-09
Track and Field (1 gold, 2 bronze)
She is the record female athletics participant. Her ninth place at München was with a further throw than her gold medal performance at Mexico.
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
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.
Olympic Competitor nr 3119
Olympic Competitor nr 123
Olympic Competitor nr 400
B. 1937-11-20, Pello, Lappland, Finland
Nordic Skiing (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
|4 x 10 km||gold||silver||bronze||-||4050|
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.
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.
Olympic Competitor nr 1856
(*) team roster not certainly known)
Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2011-08-13
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