Great Olympians

Biographies - TE

Ted - Tel - Ter - Tet - Tew - Tex

Levan Tediashvili

B. 1948-03-15, Gegmoubani, Kakheti, Georgia, represented the Soviet Union
Wrestling, Freestyle (2 gold)
1972 1976 HP
Middleweight gold 19200
Light-heavyweight gold

He beat the brothers John and Benjamin Peterson in successive Olympic finals.

Léon Tellier

Olympic Competitor nr 419


Olympic Competitor nr 1176

Maurice Terrier

Olympic Competitor nr 1583

Henry Terry

Olympic Competitor nr 1395

Johannes Terwogt

Olympic Competitor nr 1502

Hannah Teter

B. 1987-01-27, Belmont, VT, USA
Snowboarding (1 gold, 1 silver)
2006 2010 HP
Half-Pipe gold silver 15600

John Walter Beardsley Tewksbury

B. 1876-03-21, Ashley, Pa., USA; D. 1968-04-25, Tunkhannock, Pa.
Track and Field (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1900 HP
60 m silver 4000
100 m silver 4000
200 m gold 6400
200 m Hurdles bronze 2560
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

Andreas Tews

B. 1968-09-11, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, represented the German DR in 1988
Boxing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1988 1992 HP
Flyweight silver 15600
Featherweight gold


Olympic Competitor nr 314


Olympic Competitor nr 315

Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2002-10-31

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