Olympic Competitor nr 6765
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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 131
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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)
Olympic Competitor nr 3036
Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2011-08-12
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