Saa - Sab - Sac - Sad - Sae - Sai - Sal - Sam - San - Sar - Sat - Sau - Sav - Saw - Say
B. 1884-07-13, Finland; D. 1951-06-30
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 silver)
|Light Heavyweight (-93 kg)||silver||4000|
|Heavyweight (+82.5 kg)||gold||9600|
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1891-07-21, Finland; D. 1969-10-12
Athletics (1 gold, 1 silver)
|Javelin Throw, two-handed||gold||6400|
Dressage (2 silver)
Ridden by Bertil Sandström to two silver medals.
From Moskva, Russia
Fencing (3 gold)
Member of the Soviet Foil team that won gold at Roma, Mexico, München.
She was not on the team in 1964, when the Soviets won only the silver.
B. 1987-05-27, Czech Republic
Speed Skating (2 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 368
Olympic Competitor nr 310
Athletics (1 gold, 1 silver)
Swimming (3 gold)
|200 m Free-style||gold||6400|
|400 m Free-style||gold||6400|
|4 x 200 m Free-style Relay||gold||1600|
Taekwondo (2 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1538
B. 1935-11-17, Kitzbühel, Austria
Alpine Skiing (3 gold)
His feat of winning all three medals has since been equalled by
Jean-Claude Killy, but he did it with substantial
margins, notably a 6.2 sec lead in the giant slalom.
He was World Champion at Downhill, Giant Slalom, and Combined in 1958
B. 1902-03-15, Stockholm, Sweden
Equestrianism - Dressage (4 gold)
|Three-day Event, individual||25th||-||-||-||-||0.125|
|Three-day Event, team||dnf||-||-||-||-||4|
He already competed at Berlin in the Swedish three-day event team, but his
successes would come in the dressage. Sweden did finish first in the Team
dressage at London as well, but the team were later disqualified. The third
rider, Gehnäll Persson, was not an officer, but had been promoted to
that rank especially for the Games. Because they had failed to change his
outfit, this ruse was found out and the Swedish team was disqualified more
than a year after the games. Subsequently, the rule was scrapped.
In 1956 he took the Olympic oath for the participants for the Equestrian events which were held separately at Stockholm because of Australian quarantaine laws.
He was the oldest gold medallist during the 1956 Olympics.
Olympic Competitor nr 592
B. 1961-01-02, Japan
Judo (2 gold)
|+ 95 kg||gold||gold||16000|
B. 1974-05-26, Jigalevsk, Samara region, Russia
Boxing (2 gold, 1 bronze)
|Welterweight, -67 kg||gold||gold||bronze||33480|
Dressage (2 gold, 1 silver)
Twice ridden by Anky van Grunsven
B. 1960-05-21, from Leningrad (now St-Petersburg), Russia
Swimming (4 gold)
|400 m Free-style||19th||gold||-||6401.6|
|1500 m Free-style||fifth||gold||gold||20700|
|4 x 200 m Free-style relay||-||gold||-||1600|
The first man to go under 15 minutes for the 1500 metres, he lead the world
for years and would undoubtedly have three titles but for the Soviet boycott
of the Los Angeles Games.
World Champion at 400 and 1500 m in 1978 and '82.
Olympic Competitor nr 797
B. 1962, Estonia
Cycling (2 gold)
In 1988, she competed still under the Soviet Flag, but in 1992, newly independent
Estonia did not have the same means. She was able to borrow some tyres from
the Australian team so she could compete, with success.
Olympic Competitor nr 570
Olympic Competitor nr 1114
Olympic Competitor nr 369
competed in 2008 as
B. 1978-07-09, Russia
Athletics (1 gold)
|3000 m Steeple||gold||9600|
B. 1971-12-18, Barcelona, Spain
Tennis (2 silver, 2 bronze)
Winner at Roland Garros in 1989 and '94, and Flushing Meadow in '94.
B. 1978-02-05, Oviedo, Spain
Cycling - Road (1 gold)
Nordic Combined (1 gold)
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
|400 m Free-style||bronze||2560|
|400 m Individual Medley||fourth||silver||5600|
|800 m Free-style||bronze||2560|
|200 m Butterfly||sixth||fourth||2240|
|4x200 m Free-style Relay||gold||1600|
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|200 m Butterfly||gold||6400|
|100 m Butterfly||sixth||640|
|200 m Individual Medley||silver||4000|
|400 m Individual Medley||bronze||2560|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||(qual)||64|
Olympic Competitor nr 1047
B. 1865-12-22, USA; D. 1945-08-09
Golf, Tennis, Jeu de Paume (1 gold)
|Tennis, Men's Singles||1st round||65.94|
|Tennis, Men's Doubles||qrt final||430.5|
|Tennis, Mixed Doubles||qrt final||430.5|
|Jeu de Paume - Singles||R1||121.5|
He never won a single tennis match in Paris, nor his single match in the Jeu de Paume in London.
Olympic Competitor nr 758
B. 1887-11-25, Sweden; D. 1964-12-01
Equestrianism, Dressage (3 silver)
The individual silvers at Antwerpen and Paris were on Sabel.
B. 1945-10-03, Sukhumi, Abkhaz Aut.Rep., Georgia
Track and Field (3 gold, 1 silver)
Initially a long-jumper, he switched to the triple jump in 1967 and in 1968
won the Olympic gold medal with an extraordinary world record of 17.39m.
(the world record from Józef Szmidt dating
from 1960 was bettered five times in Mexico City, twice by Saneev)
He won the European title in 1969 and though he lost it to Jörg Drehmel (GDR) in 1971, he retained his Olympic title in 1972. Later that year he regained the world record he had lost to Pedro Perez with an effort of 17.44m. In 1975, a new World record (17.89 m) was set by the Brazilian de Oliveira (at the Montreal Olympic stadium) and nobody believed Saneev could claim a third title, but he did. He added a silver in 1980.
He had high-jumped 1.90m when aged seventeen.
Alpine Skiing (1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 188
Olympic Competitor nr 370
Olympic Competitor nr 730
B. 1975-01-06, Salvador, Brazil
Beach Volleyball (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
In Athina and Beijing together with Emanuel Rego
Olympic Competitor nr 1541
Rowing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1029
Olympic Competitor nr 1259
Free-style Skiing - Moguls (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1129
Olympic Competitor nr 1552
Olympic Competitor nr 1494
Olympic Competitor nr 743
B. 1974-03-15, Voronejz, Russia
Diving (2 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze)
B. 1907-09-28, Finland
Gymnastics (2 gold, 1 silver, 6 bronze)
|Pommeled Horse||bronze||7th||36th||gold (*)||8th||3005|
|Horizontal Bar||13th||silver (°)||fifth||29th||fourth||1822.044|
(*) On the Pommeled Horse in 1948, three finns (Heikki Savolainen,
Veikko Huhtanen and Paavo
Aaltonen) shared the gold medal.
(°) On the Bar in 1932, Savolainen was equal on points with countryman Einari Teräsvirta, but the Finnish team decided to give Savolainen the silver medal. Teräsvirta had also equal points on the vaults (for third place), but there a play-off decided in favour of the American Edward Carmichael.
Heikki Savolainen performed the oath for competitors at the Olympic Games of 1952 at Helsinki. At those games, he became (at 44) the oldest medal winner in gymnastics.
Together with Harri Kirvesniemi, Alexei Nemov, Merlene Ottey and Franziska van Almsick he's the record holder of bronze medals (SIX)
Judo (3 bronze)
|Extra Lightweight (-48 kg)||bronze||bronze||7th||10673.85|
|Half Lightweight (-52 kg)||bronze|
B. 1967-04-22, San Vicente, Guantanamo, Cuba
Boxing (3 gold)
Winner of the Heavyweight boxing title at Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
He was already world champion in 1986, so the Cuban boycott of the Seoul games probably cost him a fourth gold medal.
He lost only one fight in 15 years, the World Championship final in 1990. Apart from that and missing the Seoul games, his only other loss was in the final of the 1999 World Championships, which he did not fight because of a Cuban protest. He convincingly beat the 1999 World Champion in the quarter final at Sydney.
Despite those 3 misses, with 6 World and 3 Olympic titles, he is the best amateur boxer of all time.
Olympic Competitor nr 1040
B. 1975-03-11, Khavasyurt, then Soviet Union, Dagestan, Russian Federation
Wrestling, Freestyle (2 gold)
Winner of Freestyle gold at Atlanta, Athina and Beijing.
Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2002-10-29
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