Zab - Zac - Zad - Zag - Zak - Zam - Zap - Zat - Zay
Sailing (2 gold)
Cycling (1 gold)
B. 1884-06-14, Germany; D. 1953-07-31
Swimming (1 gold, 1 bronze)
|100 yds Backstroke||bronze||2880|
|440 yds Breaststroke||gold||7200|
B. 1974-08-31, Kaliningrad, then Soviet Union, now in Russia, representing
Modern Pentathlon (2 silver, 1 bronze)
B. 1985-03-03, Portland, OR, USA
Fencing, Sabre (2 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 731
B. 1887-01-04, Italy; D. 1965-12-07
Gymnastics (4 gold, 1 bronze)
|Team combined, European system||gold||gold||gold||9600|
|Individual combined (4 events)||fourth||12500|
|Individual combined (5 events)||gold|
|Individual combined (7 events)||26th|
Although the names of the event have changed in the early years of the Olympics, the team gymnastics event has been held since 1904. In 1912, there were three team events, but the one the Italians won was composed of Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar, Vaults and Rings, much as today. In 1920 there were still two types of gymnastics (Swedish and European - including a Steeple Chase !) but from 1924, the European system was the only type. Zampori and Luigi Maiocco were part of the Italian team at Stockholm, Antwerpen and Paris.
Shooting (2 gold)
B. 1922-09-19, Koprivnice, Czech Republic
Track and Field (4 gold, 1 silver)
He will always be remembered for his 'triple', 5000, 10000 and marathon,
a feat never equalled. It was his first Marathon. He was unbeaten over 10000
m from 1948 to 1954, with 38 consecutive victories, and held world records
for all distances from 5000 to 30000 m.
In 1968, he supported the causes of freedom in Czechoslovakia. It got him into trouble with the subsequent government and he had to perform manual labours.
competed from 1952 under her married name of
B. 1922-09-19, Czech Republic
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
Wife of Emil Zatopek, who won her gold medal on the same
day (within the same hour) as her husband. They have exactly the same birthday.
In 1948, she had classed 7th.
B. 1952-06-52, Soviet Union
Figure Skating (2 gold)
Twice partner of Irina Rodnina.
Written 2001-01-29 - last modified 2002-10-30
This page is part of the site "Full Olympians" by Herman De Wael. See here for a full Introduction.