Web - Wec - Wed - Weg - Weh - Wei - Wel - Wen - Wer - Wes
B. 1874-04-25, Great Britain; D. 1937-02-24
Athletics (3 silver)
|3500 m Walk||silver||3000|
|10 km Walk||silver||6000|
|10 mile Walk||silver||3000|
Olympic Competitor nr 652
Diving (2 gold)
B. 1970, Germany
Gymnastics (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
B. 1882-07-26, Finland; D. 1968-02-22
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (2 gold, 1 silver)
|Middleweight (-85 kg)||gold||12800|
|Light Heavyweight (-93 kg)||gold|
The All-around Championship at Athina was a special event for the winners of the three weightclasses. Weckman fought and lost just one fight, and it still got him an extra silver medal.
Bobsleigh (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
The first man, together with Donat Acklin, to
successfully defend an Olympic two-man bobsleigh title.
Olympic Competitor nr 1505
B. 1952-07-08, Germany
Nordic Combination (3 gold)
Winner of the Nordic combination at Sapporo, Innsbrück and Lake
Olympic Competitor nr 273
Olympic Competitor nr 278
Olympic Competitor nr 175
B. 1864-08-27, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany; D. 1919-12-22
Gymnastics (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
|Parallel Bars, Team||gold||1600|
|Horizontal Bar, Team||gold||1600|
Olympic Competitor nr 123
Olympic Competitor nr 304
B. 1904-06-02, Windber, Pa., USA
Swimming & Waterpolo (5 gold, 1 bronze)
|100 m Free-style||gold||gold||12800|
|400 m Free-style||gold||-||6400|
|4x200 m Free-style Relay||gold||gold||3200|
Until Mark Spitz, Weissmuller was always winner
of ballots, the greatest swimmer ever. The issue is still debatable, as five
of Spitz's events were not yet olympic in 1924 and 1928, when Weissmuller
twice won all events open to a sprint swimmer, and a 400 m to boot.
The physical prototype of the modern swimmer at 1.90 m, he also won 52 US titles, had 28 world records ratified, including being the first man under 1 minute for the 100 metres, and under 5 minutes for the 400.
And yes, then he became Tarzan in the movies.
(242 HP - 224+18)
Ski Jumping (3 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1969-07-22, Germany
Weightlifting (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
He had a very severe car crash in 1989.
Olympic Competitor nr 104
Swimming (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|100 m Free-style||gold||fifth||7400|
|200 m Free-style||gold||fourth||8000|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||bronze||-||640|
|4 x 200 m Free-style Relay||silver||fifth||1250|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||fourth||9th||440|
Olympic Competitor nr 1676
B. 1954-12-14, Liechtenstein
Alpine Skiing (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Her achievements, and those of her brother Andreas (and Paul Pfrommelt) make
Liechtenstein the most successful Olympic Nation in history (per capita of
course). see the table.
She was World Champion at Slalom in 1974, and World Cup Overall winner in 1978.
Olympic Competitor nr 1043
B. 1969-07-12, Germany
Equestrianism - Dressage (5 gold, 3 silver)
Member of the German Dressage team that won gold at Barcelona, Atlanta and
Sydney. She did so on the same horse three times,
She added a fourth title in Beijing
B. 1976-06-28, USA
Snowboarding - Cross
The winner of the first-ever snowboard cross came back to repeat his title in Vancouver.
B. 1895-10-13, Malmö, Sweden; D. 1958-08-05
Wrestling, Greco-Roman (3 gold)
|Middleweight (-75 kg)||gold||57803|
|Light heavyweight (-82.5 kg)||gold||rd1|
|Light heavyweight (-87 kg)||fourth||2400|
He began wrestling in 1911 and was World Champion in middleweight A in 1922,
European Champion in middleweight B in 1925 and in heavyweight in 1930-1.
He took part in the Olympic Games in 1920, '24, '28 (unsuccesfully) and '32.
His speciality was the backhammer and he invented the 'Westergren roll'.
(see Kalle Anttila, Wilfried Dietrich, Ivar Johansson, Kristjan Palusalu, Rudolf Svensson, Hamit Kaplan)
Olympic Competitor nr 825
B. 1901-02-01, Helsinki, Finland; D. 1982-12-07
Wrestling, Greco-roman (1 gold, 1 bronze)
|Middleweight (-75 kg)||gold||13752|
|Lightweight (-67.5 kg)||bronze|
Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2011-08-12
This page is part of the site "Full Olympians" by Herman De Wael. See here for a full Introduction.