Ted - Tel - Ter - Tet - Tew - Tex
B. 1948-03-15, Gegmoubani, Kakheti, Georgia, represented the Soviet Union
Wrestling, Freestyle (2 gold)
He beat the brothers John and Benjamin Peterson in successive Olympic finals.
Olympic Competitor nr 419
Olympic Competitor nr 1176
Olympic Competitor nr 1583
Olympic Competitor nr 1395
Olympic Competitor nr 1502
B. 1987-01-27, Belmont, VT, USA
Snowboarding (1 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1876-03-21, Ashley, Pa., USA; D. 1968-04-25, Tunkhannock, Pa.
Track and Field (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
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|400 m Hurdles||gold||6400|
He brought the ability of a top-class sprinter to the rather underdeveloped
400-metres hurdles, previously tought of as a European speciality.
After graduating from University in 1899 as a dentist, he returned to Pennsylvania and would never have been heard of again, but for a piece of coincidence. The US Olympic coach visited Tunckhannock in search of early american glassware, of which the Tewksburies had a large collection.
He was unable to find a hurdles stretch near his home town so he trained in the cemetary, hurdling over gravestones.
He would practice dentistry until 1946 and visited the Roma Olympics as a tourist, aged 84.
Olympic Competitor nr 814
B. 1968-09-11, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, represented the
German DR in 1988
Boxing (1 gold, 1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 314
Olympic Competitor nr 315
Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2002-10-31
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