Great Olympians

Biographies - TUR


Niels Turin-Nielsen

Olympic Competitor nr 3558


Lyudmila Turishcheva

B. 1952-10-07, from Rostov, Ukraine
Gymnastics (4 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
1968 1972 1976 HP
Individual Combined 24th gold bronze 8960.16
Team gold gold gold 9600
Floor Exercises - silver silver 2000
Vaults - bronze silver 1640
Beam - fifth fourth 650
Asymetrical Parallel Bars - fourth - 400
23250.16

Member of the Soviet gymnastics team from '68 to '76, winning gold each time.
At München despite the popular appeal of Olga Korbut, she impressed the more discerning experts with her combination of flawless technique and precise timing. She won the overall title but failed to win any individual apparatus. In the 1973 European championships however, she emulated Latynina and Caslavska by capturing every apparatus gold medal.
She is married to Valeri Borsov.


Bertrand Turnbull

Olympic Competitor nr 4951


Philip Turnbull

Olympic Competitor nr 4952


Sandy Turnbull

Olympic Competitor nr 4795


Arthur Turner

Olympic Competitor nr 1604


Cathy Turner

B. 1962-04-10, Rochester, NY, USA
Shorttrack (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1992 1994 1998 HP
500 m gold gold - 10800
3000 m team silver bronze fifth 1480
1000 m 8th - 192
12472


Douglas Turner

Olympic Competitor nr 2016


Yosiyuki Turuta

spells his name also as

Yosiyuki Tsuruta

B. 1903-10-01, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
Swimming (2 gold)
1928 1932 HP
200 m Breaststroke gold gold 19200
19200

The only swimmer to have successfully defended a breaststroke title.


Written 2002-08-23 - last modified 2011-08-25

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