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

Guido Romano

Olympic Competitor nr 3616

Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov

Olympic Competitor nr 6706

Georges Romas

Olympic Competitor nr 1325

Hinrich Romeike

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

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

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

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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