Pra - Pre - Pri - Pro
Olympic Competitor nr 1126
Olympic Competitor nr 1087
Olympic Competitor nr 1643
competed after 1948 as
B. 1912, Austria
B. 1939-03-10, Kharkov, Ukraine
Track and Field (2 gold)
|4 x 100 m||fourth||-||400|
|80 m Hurdles||gold||fourth||12000|
Her Pentathlon victory brought her her eight world record in the event. In
her strongest event, the hurdles, she also set six world records. There was
no Pentathlon yet in Roma.
B. 1937-05-10, Kharkov, Ukraine
Track and Field (3 gold, 1 silver)
She broke a World record at Shot or Discus twelve times and won three European
Olympic Competitor nr 647
Olympic Competitor nr 1422
Olympic Competitor nr 756
Olympic Competitor nr 766
Olympic Competitor nr 1174
B.1878, Szczuczyn in Poland (then part of the Russian Empire); the family
came to the USA in 1884; D. 1925-03-10
Track and Field (4 gold, 1 silver)
In June of 1900, he had set a world record of 7.50 m for the Long Jump. In
the qualification at Paris, he led the competition with 7.17, but the final
was scheduled for Sunday. This was contrary to the beliefs of many American
participants, who did not compete on Sunday. His Syracuse teammates prevented
Prinstein from competing on the Sunday, even though Myer himself was jewish.
Al Kraenzlein, or
his teammates had no qualms and won the final with 7.18 m. On monday, Prinstein
was so insensed over his countryman's 'betrayal' that he hit him with his
fist. He was awarded a silver medal in the long jump at Paris nevertheless.
He consoled himself by winning the triple jump, ahead of the winner in 1896,
At St.Louis, he won long and triple jump on the same day, although the absence of the Long Jump World record holder, Irishman Peter O'Connor was regrettable. (O'Connor's jump would be the World record for 20 years, and the Irish record for almost 89 !)
Prinstein also won the long jump at the interim games of Athens in 1906, ahead of O'Connor.
His death was not in 1928, as mentioned in most sources, but in 1925, the grandson of his younger sister told me.
Olympic Competitor nr 838
B. 1875-06-23, Calcutta, India
Track and Field (2 silver)
|60 m||3rd in SF||820|
|110 m Hurdles||fifth||1000|
|200 m Hurdles||silver||4000|
He represented the English AAA, but was born in India. Later he would emigrate to the USA and become a silent film star.
Olympic Competitor nr 776
Athletics (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|4 x 100 m||silver||fourth||1400|
|400 m hurdles||gold||9600|
Olympic Competitor nr 1186
B. 1964-06-22, Innsbrück, Austria
Luge (2 silver, 1 bronze)
In 1987 and 1996 he was world champion, but he never won Olympic gold.
competed in 2006 as
Bobsledding (1 silver, 1 gold)
B. 1953-03-27, Kleinarl, Salzburg, Austria
Alpine Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver)
Ice Hockey (2 gold)
Olympic Competitor nr 640
competed in 1972 as
B. 1948-11-26, from Sebastopol, Ukraine
Swimming (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
|100 m Breaststroke||silver||silver||10000|
|200 m Breaststroke||gold||bronze||bronze||16400|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||-||-||fourth||400|
B. 1932-07-16, Leningrad (now St-Petersburg), Russia
Figure Skating (2 gold)
Together with his wife Lyudmilla Belousova, he
won gold at Innsbrück and Grenoble. They began skating as a pair in
1957, and were married the same year. They were European and World Champions
four times, from 1965 to 1968. They turned professional in 1969 and won a
lucrative competition in Tokyo in 1973.
Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2002-10-30
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