Great Olympians

Biographies - MET


Joseph-Auguste Métais

Olympic Competitor nr 355


Vasilios Metalos

Olympic Competitor nr 2082


Anastasios Metaxas

B. 1862-02-27, Greece; D. 1937
Shooting (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1896 1906 1908 1912 HP
Military Rifle fourth 1600
Free Rifle fourth 26th 1600.048
Free Rifle, team fourth 300
Military Revolver 8th 192
Military Revolver, Gras Model 13th 19.2
Free Pistol, 25m 10th 75
Free Pistol, 50m 21st 0.48
Duelling Pistol, au visé 15th 7.5
Dueling Pistol 35th 0.001
Clay Pigeon, single trap dnf fourth fourth 3530
Clay Pigeon, double trap silver 3000
3200 3624.228 1500.001 2000 10324.229

Olympic Competitor nr 65


Ralph Metcalfe

USA
Athletics (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1932 1936 HP
100 m silver silver 8000
200 m bronze 2560
4 x 100 m Relay gold 1600
12160

At Los Angeles, in the 100 m, there was no way to distinguish between the top 2. Nowadays, both runners would have received a gold medal, but back then the judges had to make a decision. It went against Metcalfe. Then in the 200 m, Metcalfe's block were inexplicably set a few meters too far back. After the race, when the error was seen, Metcalfe was offered a re-run. But since Americans had won all three medals, Metcalfe declined. After all, he was young and would get a new chance at Berlin. There he came up against Jesse Owens however, and so Metcalfe would never win an individual gold medal.


Caren Metschuck

Germany
Swimming (3 gold, 1 silver)
1980 HP
100 m Butterfly gold 6400
100 m Free-style silver 4000
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay gold 1600
4 x 100 m Medley Relay gold 1600
13600


Lothar Metz

Germany
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1960 1964 1968 HP
-79 kg silver 24300
-87 kg bronze gold
24300


Written 2000-11-30 - last modified 2011-08-13

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