Great Olympians

Biographies - TAM

Sebastian Tamm

Olympic Competitor nr 6829

Walter Tammas

Olympic Competitor nr 4130

Antti Tamminen

Olympic Competitor nr 6497

Ryoko Tamura

competed in 2004 as

Ryoko Tani

B. 1975-09-06, Fukuoka, Japan
Judo (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Extra Lightweight (-48 kg) silver silver gold gold bronze 51480

A surprising sixteen-year old in 1992, she lost not a single bout after Barcelona, and then lost in Atlanta to the one and only competitor from North Korea. Again undefeated for four years, she finally managed her gold medal at Sydney before a crowd almost completely made up of Japanese. Her final fight lasted only 30 seconds, but that was broken by Tadahiro Nomura, who won the other final the same evening in only 12 seconds.
She is immensely popular in Japan. The most prestigious Judo tournament in the World was started just for her in her home town of Fukuoka.

Konstantinos Tamvakos

Olympic Competitor nr 2676

In Mallon's book on  the 1906 he is listed as Egyptian, but nothing remains to confirm this and his name is definitely Greek.

Written 2000-12-03 - last modified 2011-09-08

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