Great Olympians

Biographies - WOL


Demisse "Mamo" Wolde

B. 1932, Ethiopia
Track and Field
1956 1964 1968 1972 HP
800 m rd1:7th - - - 0.003
1500 m rd1:11th - - - 0.004
4 x 400 m rd1:5th - - - 5.2
5000 m - - fin:dns - 10
10000 m - fourth silver - 5600
Marathon - - gold bronze 13440
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He also competed in 1956, when he finished last in his heats of the 800m, 1500m and 4x400m. 16 years later, at the age of 40, he ran his fastest marathon ever, more than five minutes faster than he had run for his gold medal in 1968, but it only earned him a bronze.
In 1992, he was arrested for crimes allegedly commited in 1978. After more than 6 years in prison, his trial started only in 1999.


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Olympic Competitor nr 3635


John Wolf

Olympic Competitor nr 1762


Max Wolf

Olympic Competitor nr 1724


Vilhelm Wolfhagen

Olympic Competitor nr 4723


Rudolph Wolken

Olympic Competitor nr 2317


Carl Wollert

Olympic Competitor nr 5081


Hjalmar Wollgarth

Olympic Competitor nr 4116


Written 2002-10-30 - last modified 2011-08-13

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