Olympic Competitor nr 4090
see Nina Ponomareva
Olympic Competitor nr 5304
Belarus, Soviet Union
Fencing - Foil (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 3616
Olympic Competitor nr 6706
Olympic Competitor nr 1325
Equestrianism - Eventing (2 gold)
Rowing and Cycling (1 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1973-02-12, Lage Zwaluwe, the Netherlands
Speed Skating (2 gold, 1 silver)
Two skaters had already set world records when Romme hit the ice in the 5000m
at Nagano. He shaved another 6 second (off around 7 minutes) to win the gold.
In the 10000m as well, he set a new World record. Four years later, he had
bettered his time by another 12 seconds to 13:03, but he could not repeat
that time at Salt Lake City, even though he went faster than his gold medal
pace of Nagano. He lost to his countryman Jochem
Uytdehaage, who became the first man under 13 minutes.
His birthplace translates to "Low Swallow".
Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2011-08-13
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