Great Olympians

Biographies - AS

Asa - Ash - Asp - Ass - Ast

George Asanidze

Weightlifting (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 HP
-86 kg bronze gold 13440

St. George Ashe

Olympic Competitor nr 1416

Evelyn Ashford

B. 1957-04-15, USA
Track and Field (4 gold, 1 silver)
1976 1984 1988 1992 HP
100 m fifth gold silver - 14250
4 x 100 m 7th gold gold gold 9800

Part of the gold-winning USA 4x100m team at Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona. She also won the individual 100m at Los Angeles.

Georgios Aspiotis

Olympic Competitor nr 243


Olympic Competitor nr 664

Polina Astakhova

B. 1936-10-30, Donetsk, Ukraine
Gymnastics (5 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)
1956 1960 1964 HP
Individual Combined 17th bronze bronze 5124
Team Combined gold gold gold 9600
Floor Exercises 13th silver silver 2006.4
Vaults 50th sixth - 160
Asymetrical Parallel Bars 9th gold gold 3240
Beam 13th - fourth 406.4
Team with Portable Apparatus bronze 640

This seemingly fragile Russian gymnast would have won even more honours if she had not been a contemporary of Larissa Latynina. At Tokyo, she finished only 0.033pt behind Latynina in an event won by Vera Caslávská (CZE). On the assymetrical bars Caslavska seemed likely to finish first but missed a pirouette off the top bar and fell, thus allowing Astakhova to take her second individual gold medal in that event.

Igor Astapkovich

Athletics (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Hammer Throw silver 7th bronze 9th 11748

last modified 2002-10-27

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