Great Olympians

Biographies - RIT


Major Josiah George Ritchie

B. 1870-10-18, Great Britain; D. 1955-02-28
Tennis (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1908 HP
Men's Singles gold 6000
Men's Singles, covered courts bronze 1950
Men's Doubles silver 2250
Men's Doubles, covered courts fourth 900
11100

Olympic Competitor nr 3151


Vilho Eino ("Ville") Ritola

B. 1896, Finland; D. 1982
Track and Field (5 gold, 3 silver)
1924 1928 HP
5000 m silver gold 10400
10000 m gold silver 10400
3000 m Steeple-Chase gold dnf 9840
3000 m Team gold 1600
Cross-Country silver 5000
Cross-Country, Team gold 1600
38840


Rintje Ritsma

B. 1970-04-13, Lemmer, the Netherlands
Speed Skating (2 silver, 4 bronze)
1992 1994 1998 2006 HP
500 m 27th - - - 0.03
1000 m 12th - - - 30
1500 m fourth silver bronze - 6760
5000 m - bronze silver - 5920
10000 m - 7th bronze - 2860
Team Pursuit (bronze) 64
15634

He tried in vain to qualify for the Dutch teams in 2002 and 2006, but when 5 riders were needed for the new event, the team pursuit, he did land one of those places. His friends tried to win him a gold medal, but a fall in the semi-finals meant he would only receive a bronze. Still, a sixth medal.


Max Ritter

Olympic Competitor nr 3984


P. Ritter

Olympic Competitor nr 1784


Wilhelm Ritzenhoff

Olympic Competitor nr 2876


Written 2001-02-15 - last modified 2011-08-14

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