Sca - Sce - Sch - Scr
B. 1893-05-30, Italy; D. 1951-10-11
Rowing (1 gold, 1 silver)
Twice with Ercole Olgeni.
B. 1974-10-06, Dobele, then Soviet Union, Latvia
Weightlifting (1 silver, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 1070
B. 1909-05-17, Wien, Austria
Figure Skating (2 gold) & Swimming
|200 m Breaststroke||SF:4||492|
A brilliant figure skater who ended the supremacy of
Gillis Grafström by beating him into second
place at Lake Placid. He had the generosity of declaring, 'Yes, I beat him,
but he's still the world's greatest skater.'
He was known as 'the man who never fell'.
He also competed in the Amsterdam summer games as a swimmer.
Bobsleigh (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
With partner Josef Benz.
B. 1952-09-13 in Artern, Thüringen, Germany, represented the German
Athletics (1 gold, 1 silver)
|100 m Hurdles||gold||silver||15600|
Bobsleigh (2 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1889-12-12, Berlin, Germany, living in 1906 in a part of the Austro-Hungarian
Empire that is now in Poland; D. 1956-10-26, Maria Enzersdorf,
Swimming & Waterpolo (1 gold, 2 bronze)
|100 m Free-style||SF:4||246|
|400 m Free-style||gold||bronze||6720|
|1500 m Free-style||fourth||3120|
|1 mile Free-style||bronze|
|4x250 m Free-style Relay||sixth||120|
He was born Otto Scheff-Sochaczewski, and lived in what is now Poland, but he changed his name to the more German-like Otto Scheff, and represented Austria in the pre-war Olympics.
B. 1973-04-15, São Paulo, Brazil
Sailing (2 gold, 2 silver)
B. 1924-05-30, USA
Weight-Lifting (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
|+ 90 kg||bronze||bronze|
B. 1944-09-16, Anna Paulowna, the Netherlands
Speed Skating (3 gold, 1 silver)
He was unbeaten from 1970 to 1972 when he turned professional. He fell in
the 500 metres at Sapporo, a distance he might also have won.
Olympic Competitor nr 1103
Cycling - Track (1 gold, 1 silver)
|Sprint (1000 m)||finalist||1200|
|Sprint (660 yds)||competed||0|
competed in 1980 as
B. 1956-03-28, Germany
Track and Field (2 gold)
Olympic Competitor nr 385
B. 1872-08-18, Dortmund, Germany, but competed for Austria; D. 1919-08-28
Cycling & Fencing (1 gold, 2 bronze)
|Time Trial, 333m||bronze||2560|
He was better known as a fencer, and he was leading the Sabre competition
with two wins, when the Greek Royal Family entered the stadium. The officials
ordered the competition to restart, so that the King could watch the entire
tournament. Schmal lost to both opponents he had earlier defeated.
He would bounce back by winning three "medals" two days later, in cycling.
It is not known when he stopped in the 100 km race.
His son competed at shooting in Stockholm.
Olympic Competitor nr 106
Luge (1 gold, 1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 15
Canoeing - slalom (1 gold)
Olympic Competitor nr 1674
Olympic Competitor nr 1393
Olympic Competitor nr 1316
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
|400 m Individual Medley||gold||9600|
|400 m Free-style||silver||4000|
B. 1964-11-26, Elm, cant. Glarus, Switzerland
Alpine Skiing (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
The French called her 'la Légende', to the Germans she was 'wunderbar',
to the Italians 'Vreni, vidi, vici' said it all. She was overall World Cup
victor three times (89, 94, 95), with six titles in slalom and five in giant
slalom. In 1988-89, she won all seven slaloms and a total 14 World cup races.
She also won four world championships, at Giant Slalom (87, 89) and Slalom
(91,94). She would have won more Olympic honours but for her status as a
World Cup Overall winner three times ('89, '94 and '95)
Olympic Competitor nr 737
B. 1946-04-30, Charlotte, N.C., USA
Swimming (5 gold, 1 silver)
|100 m Free-style||gold||-||6400|
|200 m Free-style||silver||4000|
|400 m Free-style||gold||-||6400|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||gold||qual.||1664|
|4 x 200 m Free-style Relay||gold||gold||3200|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||-||qual.||64|
Though he never set a world record at 100 m (he did so 13 times at higher
distances - 9 times at 200 metres), and claimed he was not a sprinter, he
won the Tokyo 100 meters gold medal after a magnificent race.
B. 1897-03-15, USA; D. 1986-10-26
Athletics (Track & Field) (2 gold, 1 silver)
|4x100 m Relay||gold||1600|
Olympic Competitor nr 712
Figure Skating (1 gold)
Olympic Competitor nr 824
Olympic Competitor nr 122
B. 1869-05-12, Berlin, Germany; D. 1946-03-24
Gymnastics & Wrestling (4 gold)
|Parallel Bars, Team||gold||1600|
|Horizontal Bar, Team||gold||1600|
|Weightlifting, Two Hands||fourth||1600|
In the wrestling, this Berlin goldsmith was by far the smallest and lightest
competitor, yet he triumphed.
In the individual gymnastics events, the results after second have mostly not survived.
Apart from weight-lifting and gymnastics, he also competed in the Athletics competitions at Athina. Some sources have him as sixth in the Long jump, but there is too much conflicting evidence to be certain of any place beyond 4th. The same is true of the Triple Jump, but he claims he was fifth in that.
One of 3 Olympians to have competed in four sports.
Olympic Competitor nr 9
B. 1960-03-11, Germany
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 834
B. 1954-06-08, Berlin, Germany
Sailing (3 gold, 1 silver)
In the Soling he sailed three times (1988-96) together with
Thomas Flach and Bernd
Luge (1 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1962-06-10, Meissen, Germany
Shooting (3 gold, 2 silver)
The Olympic Champion of Barcelona and Atlanta failed in Sydney but won a third gold at Athina.
B. 1912-03-23, Fürth, Germany
Gymnastics (3 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
The individual champion at Berlin had to wait 16 years to be able to participate
again (Germany had not been invited to London).
Olympic Competitor nr 803
Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2002-10-29
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