Great Olympians

Biographies - ROS


Arthur Rose

Olympic Competitor nr 4480


Chuck Rose

Olympic Competitor nr 2084


Iain Murray Rose

B. 1939-01-06, Nairn, Scotland, emigrated to Australia as a baby
Swimming (4 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
400 m Free-style gold gold 12800
1500 m Free-style gold silver 10400
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay gold bronze 2240
25440

He broke a world record on 15 occasions, his first and last at 880 yards freestyle. When he retained the 400 m title at Roma, he had twice beaten Tsuyoshi Yamanaka of Japan by exactly the same margin, 3.1 sec.
He lived on a diet which excluded meat, fish, poultry, refined flour and sugar.


Joseph-Marie Rosé

Olympic Competitor nr 549


Ralph Waldo Rose

B. 1884-03-17, Louisville, Ky, USA; D. 1913-10-16
Track & Field, Tug-of-War (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1904 1908 1912 b HP
Shot Put gold gold silver 9200 27600
Shot Put, two-handed gold 6400
Discus Throw silver 11th 4564
Hammer Throw bronze 8th 3264
56-lb Weight Throw sixth 480
15060 7200 10848 9200 42308
Tug of War fifth 375
15060 7575 10848 9200 42683

Literally a giant of the early Olympics, at 1.96 m and 107 kg.
The silver in the discus in 1904 was after an equal throw of 39.28m with Martin Sheridan. An extra throw decided between them.
At Stockholm, he was reported to eat two pounds of steak and six raw eggs in their shells, for breakfast.

Olympic Competitor nr 1976


Ernst Rosell

Olympic Competitor nr 3225

He probably had a bad first day at the Clay shooting, since he competed in the Free Rifle instead on the next day - he was not listed on the among the original entrants there.


Joseph Rosemeyer

Olympic Competitor nr 105


Sven Rosén

Olympic Competitor nr 3873


Pierre Rosenbaum

Olympic Competitor nr 641


Hedwiga Rosenbaumova

Olympic Competitor nr 768


Frantz Rosenberg

Olympic Competitor nr 5385


Grete Rosenberg

Olympic Competitor nr 6202


James Rosenberger

Olympic Competitor nr 6512


Carl Rosenblad

Olympic Competitor nr 6659


Fredrik Rosencrantz

Olympic Competitor nr 6800


Heidemarie Rosendahl

Germany
Track & Field (2 gold, 1 silver)
1972 HP
4 x 100 m gold 1600
Long Jump gold 9600
Pentathlon silver 6000
17200


Einar Rosengren

Olympic Competitor nr 3028


Art Rosenkampff

B. 1884-11-03, New York, New York, United States; D. 1952-11-06

Olympic Competitor nr 1767


Gustaf Rosenquist

Olympic Competitor nr 3874


Edil Albert Rosenqvist

B. 1892-12-11, Finland; D. 1973-09-14
Wrestling (2 silver)
Greco-Roman 1920 1924 1928 HP
Light heavyweight (-82.5 kg) silver 12000
Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) silver
Free-style
Light heavyweight (-87 kg) R1 780
12780


Ernst Rosenqvist

Olympic Competitor nr 5140


Harry Rosenswärd

Olympic Competitor nr 6936


Anatoli Roshchin

From Leningrad (now St-Petersburg), Russia
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (1 gold, 2 silver)
1964 1968 1972 HP
+97 kg silver silver 27000
+100 kg gold
27000


B. Rosier

Olympic Competitor nr 1338


Richard Rösler

Olympic Competitor nr 3778


Massimiliano Rosolino

Italy
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
400 m Free-style sixth silver fifth 13th 6232.16
200 m Free-style sixth bronze 28th 3200.026
200 m Individual Medley gold 11th 6464
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay fifth 250
4x200 m Free-style Relay sixth fourth bronze fourth 1760
17906.186


Claude Ross

Olympic Competitor nr 6513


George Ross

Olympic Competitor nr 3677


Norman DeMille Ross

B. 1896-05-02, USA; D. 1953-06-19
Swimming & Waterpolo (3 gold)
1920 HP
100 m Free-style fifth 1000
400 m Free-style gold 6400
1500 m Free-style gold 6400
4x200 m Free-style Relay gold 1600
Swimming 15400
Waterpolo fourth 800
16200


W.J. Ross

Olympic Competitor nr 1819


Antonio Rossi

Italy
Canoeing (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
K1, 500 m - gold - 6400
K2, 500 m bronze - 7th 2220
K2, 1000 m - gold gold silver 9600
18220


E. Rossi

Olympic Competitor nr 2751


Venceslao Rossi

Olympic Competitor nr 2431


Mikhail Rossidis

Olympic Competitor nr 3125


Jules Rossignol

Olympic Competitor nr 366


Galliano Rossini

Italy
Shooting (1 gold, 1 silver)
1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 HP
Clay-Pigeon, Trap 7th gold silver fourth 13th 23298
23298

Rossini was a far relative, not of the composer Rossini, but of the composer Giacomo Puccini.


Paul Rosso

Olympic Competitor nr 1542


P. Rossolin

Olympic Competitor nr 465


Harry Ross-Soden

Olympic Competitor nr 6776


Richard Röstel

Olympic Competitor nr 128


William Rostend

Olympic Competitor nr 4988

Only part of his name is legible on the only document (hand-written) that exists showing the participants. I have added four letters that seem to fit. Nationality unknown.


Rostin

Olympic Competitor nr 1131


Rosty Pál

Olympic Competitor nr 6541


Ture Rosvall

Olympic Competitor nr 6725


Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2011-08-13

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