Great Olympians

Biographies - WEI


Ludwig Weihnacht

Olympic Competitor nr 6765


F. Weill

Olympic Competitor nr 273


Jean Weill

Olympic Competitor nr 278


Wein Dezsö

Olympic Competitor nr 176


Hermann Weingärtner

B. 1864-08-27, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany; D. 1919-12-22
Gymnastics (3 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1896 HP
Parallel Bars, Team gold 1600
Horizontal Bar, Team gold 1600
Horse Vault bronze 640
Pommelled Horse silver 1000
Rings silver 1000
Horizontal Bar gold 1600
Parallel Bars 3rd/4th 520
7960

Olympic Competitor nr 131


Albert Weinstein

Olympic Competitor nr 4427


Paul Weinstein

Olympic Competitor nr 1968


Louis Weintz

Olympic Competitor nr 3528


Fritz Weinzinger

Olympic Competitor nr 5523


Ottokar Weise

Olympic Competitor nr 304


Johnny Weissmuller

B. 1904-06-02, Windber, Pa., USA
Swimming & Waterpolo (5 gold, 1 bronze)
1924 1928 HP
100 m Free-style gold gold 12800
400 m Free-style gold - 6400
4x200 m Free-style Relay gold gold 3200
Waterpolo bronze fifth 1567
23967

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)


Jens Weissflog

Germany
Ski Jumping (3 gold, 1 silver)
1984 1988 1992 1994 HP
90 m silver 31st 11000
K120 33rd gold
70 m gold 9th 9850
K90 9th fourth
Team fifth gold 1850
22700


Weisz Richárd

Olympic Competitor nr 3036


Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2011-08-12

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