Great Olympians

Biographies - SCH


Schaan

Olympic Competitor nr 1070


Walter Schachlitz

Olympic Competitor nr 6221

As the losing finalist, Austria was allowed to lay both Sweden and Belgium for a medal, but lost both those matches.


Julius Schaefer

Olympic Competitor nr 1951


William Schaefer

Olympic Competitor nr 2301


Karl Schäfer

B. 1909-05-17, Wien, Austria
Figure Skating (2 gold) & Swimming
1928 1932 1936 HP
Individual fourth gold gold 32400
200 m Breaststroke SF:4 492
32892

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.


Josef Schäffer

Olympic Competitor nr 6287


Erich Schärer

Switzerland
Bobsleigh (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
two-man bronze gold 11200
four-man silver silver 6000
17200

With partner Josef Benz.


Johanna Schaller-Klier

B. 1952-09-13 in Artern, Thüringen, Germany, represented the German DR
Athletics (1 gold, 1 silver)
1976 1980 HP
100 m Hurdles gold silver 15600
15600


Friedrich Scharrer

Olympic Competitor nr 6164


Frans-Albert Schartau

Olympic Competitor nr 3348


Dietmar Schauerhammer

Germany
Bobsleigh (2 gold, 1 silver)
1984 1988 HP
two-man gold 8000
four-man gold silver 7800
15800


Robert Schauffler

Olympic Competitor nr 2600


Otto Scheff

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, Niederösterreich, Austria
Swimming & Waterpolo (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1906 1908 1912 HP
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
5840 3366 10206
Waterpolo fourth 800
11006

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.

Olympic Competitor nr 2790

As the losing finalist, Austria was allowed to lay both Sweden and Belgium for a medal, but lost both those matches.


Theodor Scheidl

Olympic Competitor nr 2905


Robert Scheidt

B. 1973-04-15, São Paulo, Brazil
Sailing (2 gold, 2 silver)
1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Laser gold silver gold 37800
Star silver 7500
45300


Bedrich Schejbal

Olympic Competitor nr 4092


Frank Schell

Olympic Competitor nr 1923


Norbert Schemansky

B. 1924-05-30, USA
Weight-Lifting (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1948 1952 1960 1964 HP
-90 kg gold 29100
+82.5 kg silver
+ 90 kg bronze bronze
29100


Fred Schenck

Olympic Competitor nr 6523


Adrianus "Ad" Schenk

B. 1944-09-16, Anna Paulowna, the Netherlands
Speed Skating (3 gold, 1 silver)
1964 1968 1972 HP
1500 m 13th silver gold 10425.6
5000 m - - gold 6400
10000 m - - gold 6400
500 m - 13th 34th 25.6
23251.2

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.


Schenker Zoltán

Olympic Competitor nr 5433

He was born in Cluj, present-day Romania, but he represented Hungary after 1924 as well.


Scherb

Olympic Competitor nr 1103


Gerard Scheurleer

Olympic Competitor nr 2492


William Schick

Olympic Competitor nr 2878


Frank Schicke

Olympic Competitor nr 1754


Thad Schideler

Olympic Competitor nr 2122


Oscar Schiele

Olympic Competitor nr 2791


Maurice Schillès

France
Cycling - Track (1 gold, 1 silver)
1908 HP
Tandem gold 6000
5000 m silver 3000
Sprint (1000 m) finalist 1200
Team Pursuit fifth 562.5
Sprint (660 yds) competed 0
10762.5

Olympic Competitor nr 3462


Adolf Schirmer

Olympic Competitor nr 2432


Øistein Schirmer

Olympic Competitor nr 6308


Theodor Schjøth

Olympic Competitor nr 6868


Evelin Schlaak

competed in 1980 as

Evelin Jahl

B. 1956-03-28, Germany
Track and Field (2 gold)
1976 1980 HP
Discus Throw gold gold 19200
19200


Ferdinand Schlatter

Olympic Competitor nr 385


Charles Schlee

B. 1873-07-21, Copenhagen, Denmark, moved to the USA; D. 1947-01-05, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Olympic Competitor nr 1937


Schlosser Imre

Olympic Competitor nr 5255


Adolf Schmal

B. 1872-08-18, Dortmund, Germany, but competed for Austria; D. 1919-08-28
Cycling & Fencing (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1896 HP
Time Trial, 333m bronze 2560
10000 m bronze 2560
100 km 7th-9th 272
12 hours gold 6400
Sabre fourth 2400
14192

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


Adolf Schmal, Jr.

B. 1885-01-12, Brno, now in the Czech Republic, competed for Austria

Olympic Competitor nr 5050

from Moravia, not Bohemia, but now in the Czech Republic as well


Manfred Schmid

Austria
Luge (1 gold, 1 silver)
1964 1968 1972 1976 HP
Singles 9th gold 7th fifth 14925
Doubles - silver 7th fifth 7425
22350


Eugen Schmidt

Olympic Competitor nr 16


Thomas Schmidt

Germany
Canoeing - slalom (1 gold)
2000 2004 HP
K1 gold fifth 11100
11100


August Schmierer

Olympic Competitor nr 1674


Fred Schmind

Olympic Competitor nr 1728


Johan Schmitt

Olympic Competitor nr 3926


Julian Schmitz

B. 1881-09-15, New Jersey, United States

Olympic Competitor nr 1723


Émile Schmoll

Olympic Competitor nr 3829


Alfred Schneidau

Olympic Competitor nr 1393


Fritz Schneider

Olympic Competitor nr 1316


Petra Schneider

Germany
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
1980 HP
400 m Individual Medley gold 9600
400 m Free-style silver 4000
13600


Vreni Schneider

B. 1964-11-26, Elm, cant. Glarus, Switzerland
Alpine Skiing (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1988 1992 1994 HP
Slalom gold 7th gold 11500
Giant Slalom gold dnf bronze 8320
Combined dnf - silver 3000
Downhill - - 33rd -
22820

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 professional.
World Cup Overall winner three times ('89, '94 and '95)


Heinrich Schneidereit

Olympic Competitor nr 2926


Adolf Schnitt

Olympic Competitor nr 5075


Richard Schoemaker

Olympic Competitor nr 4032


Otto Schoenfeld

Olympic Competitor nr 737


Robert Schöffthaler

Olympic Competitor nr 2863


Sydney Schofield

Olympic Competitor nr 3929


Lou Scholes

Olympic Competitor nr 4606


Donald Arthur Schollander

B. 1946-04-30, Charlotte, N.C., USA
Swimming (5 gold, 1 silver)
1964 1968 HP
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
21728

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.


Jackson Volney Scholz

B. 1897-03-15, USA; D. 1986-10-26
Athletics (Track & Field) (2 gold, 1 silver)
1920 1924 1928 HP
100 m fourth silver 5600
200 m gold fourth 8000
4x100 m Relay gold 1600
15200


Heinrich Schomburgk

Olympic Competitor nr 3181


John Schommer

Olympic Competitor nr 1876

(*) team rosters not certainly known


Emil Schön

Olympic Competitor nr 2517

(*) the team rosters in the semifinals are unknown


Alfons Schöne

Olympic Competitor nr 712


Edi Schönecker

Olympic Competitor nr 4291


Ernst Schrader

B. 1875-03-17, Germany, moved to the USA; D. 1981-01 Berwyn, Illinois, United States


Heinrich Schrader

Olympic Competitor nr 6443


Rudolf Schrader

Olympic Competitor nr 1759


Willard Schrader

B. 1883-02-17; D. 1967-01

Olympic Competitor nr 1782


Frank Schreiner

Olympic Competitor nr 2141


George Schroeder

Olympic Competitor nr 1778


Frank Schryver

Olympic Competitor nr 5908


Beatrix "Trixi" Schuba

Austria
Figure Skating (1 gold)
1968 1972 HP
Ladies' Singles fifth gold 11100
11100


Louis Schubart

Olympic Competitor nr 4766


Schubert Ernö

Olympic Competitor nr 824


Gustav Schuft

Olympic Competitor nr 129


Franz Schuh

Olympic Competitor nr 5923


Carl Schuhmann

B. 1869-05-12, Berlin, Germany; D. 1946-03-24
Gymnastics & Wrestling (4 gold)
1896 HP
Long Jump 5th/9th 736.8
Triple Jump fifth 1500
Shot Put 5th/7th 1020
Total Athletics 3257 3257
Parallel Bars, Team gold 1600
Horizontal Bar, Team gold 1600
Horse Vault gold 1600
Pommelled Horse 3rd/15th 132.1
Rings fifth 250
Horizontal Bar 3rd/15th 132.1
Parallel Bars fifth 250
Total Gymnastics 5564 5564
Weightlifting, Two Hands fourth 1600
total Weightlifting 1600 1600
Wrestling, Greco-Roman gold 9600
total Wrestling 9600 9600
20021 20021

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


Fred Schule

Olympic Competitor nr 2112


Jurgen Schult

B. 1960-03-11, Germany
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
1988 1992 1996 HP
Discus Throw gold silver sixth 20700
20700


Aleksandr Schultz

Olympic Competitor nr 6531


Ernst Schultz

Olympic Competitor nr 834


Hans Schultz

Olympic Competitor nr 3268


Erich Schultze

Olympic Competitor nr 6338


Paul Schulze

Olympic Competitor nr 3495


Jochen Schümann

B. 1954-06-08, Berlin, Germany
Sailing (3 gold, 1 silver)
1976 1980 1988 1992 1996 2000 HP
Finn gold fifth 22200
Soling gold fourth gold silver 27600
49800

In the Soling he sailed three times (1988-96) together with Thomas Flach and Bernd Jäkel.


Margit Schumann

Germany
Luge (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Singles bronze gold sixth 18000
18000


Ralf Schumann

B. 1962-06-10, Meissen, Germany
Shooting (3 gold, 2 silver)
1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Rapid-Fire Pistol silver gold gold fifth gold silver 84600
84600

The Olympic Champion of Barcelona and Atlanta failed in Sydney but won a third gold at Athina.


Robert Schurrer

Olympic Competitor nr 5495


Philip Schuster

B. 1883-01-24, Wisconsin, United States; D. 1926-10-31

Olympic Competitor nr 1745


Carl Schutte

Olympic Competitor nr 5717


Johannes Schutte

Olympic Competitor nr 2074


Oscar Schwab

B  1882-06-24, Paris, Paris, France, probably of Swiss nationality; D. 1955-08

Olympic Competitor nr 1938


Guy Schwan

Olympic Competitor nr 4222


Charles Schwartz

Olympic Competitor nr 1774


Sam Schwartz

Olympic Competitor nr 5956


Alfred Schwarz

Olympic Competitor nr 6567


Friedrich Schwarz

Olympic Competitor nr 6251

(*) the team rosters in the semifinals are unknown


Karl Schwarz

Olympic Competitor nr 2433


Marquard Schwarz

Olympic Competitor nr 2168


Richard Schwarz

Olympic Competitor nr 5500


Alfred Schwarzmann

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).
(132.6 HP)


Einar Schwarz-Nielsen

Olympic Competitor nr 4182


Emil Schwegler

B. 1879-04-22, Switzerland , but lived in St. Louis, USA by 1904; D. 1968-05, Janesville, Wisconsin, United States

Olympic Competitor nr 1712


Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2011-08-13

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