Great Olympians

Biographies - TAY

Albert Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 3397

Alfred Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 5584

Angelo Taylor

B. 1978-12-29, Albany, GA, USA
Athletics (2 gold)
2000 2004 2008 HP
400 m Hurdles gold 13th gold 28857.6

Anthony Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 3638

Frank Morgan Taylor

B. 1903, USA; D. 1975
Track and Field (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1924 1928 1932 HP
400 m Hurdles gold bronze bronze 21600

At Paris, he stayed 1.4 sec below the world record, set by Frank Loomis at Antwerpen. This was not recognized as a World record though, as he had tripped one hurdle, which was not allowed in a record at that time. The second in the race was disqualified, so the man finishing third, Erik Vilen of Finland, was credited with the new World Record. The same would happen in 1932, when the silver medallist, Glen Hardin, was also proclaimed World Record holder.

Frederick Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 1632

Geoffrey Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 4601

Henry Taylor

B. 1885-03-17, Great Britain; D. 1951-02-28
Swimming (4 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
1906 1908 1912 1920 bonus HP
400 m Free-style silver gold SF:5th SF:4th 8258
1500 m Free-style gold SF:5th ht:dnf 9730.432
1 mile Free-style gold
4x250 m Free-style Relay bronze 740 3700
4x200 m Free-style Relay gold bronze bronze
8280 10800 900 968.432 740 21688.432

The complete 1500 m race at London was a mile long. Taylor was passed on the final lap by Thomas Battersby, who swam a new British mile best, which could not be recognised because it was swum in a 100 m pool (109.3yds), whereas records had to be swum in a 110 yds pool.

Olympic Competitor nr 2794

Homer Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2215

Howard Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 477

John Baxter Taylor, Jr.

Olympic Competitor nr 4377

John Robert Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 3990

Louise Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2226

Mabel Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2227

Ralph Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2216

Tom Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2355

Artur Taymazov

B. 1979-07-20, Vladikavkaz, then Soviet Union, North Ossetia, Russian Federation, competing for Uzbekistan
Wrestling, Freestyle (2 gold, 1 silver)
2000 2004 2008 HP
-130 kg silver 37800
-120 kg gold gold

His brother, Tymur Taimazov, competed for Ukraine as a weightlifter.

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

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