Great Olympians

Biographies - ROM


François Rom

Olympic Competitor nr 4090


Nina Romachkova

see Nina Ponomareva


Nils Romander

Olympic Competitor nr 5304


Alexander Romankov

Belarus, Soviet Union
Fencing - Foil (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
1976 1980 1988 HP
Foil, individual silver bronze bronze 12540
Foil, Team fourth silver gold 3750
16290


Guido Romano

Olympic Competitor nr 3616


Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov

Olympic Competitor nr 6706


Georges Romas

Olympic Competitor nr 1325


Hinrich Romeike

Germany
Equestrianism - Eventing (2 gold)
2004 2008 HP
Individual fifth gold 9250
Team fourth gold 2000
11250


Rebecca Romero

Great Britain
Rowing and Cycling (1 gold, 1 silver)
2004 2008 HP
Quadruple Sculls silver 3000
Individual Pursuit gold 9600
Points Race 11th 96
12696


Gianni Romme

B. 1973-02-12, Lage Zwaluwe, the Netherlands
Speed Skating (2 gold, 1 silver)
1998 2002 HP
5000 m gold - 6400
10000 m gold silver 10400
16800

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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