Great Olympians

Biographies - AST


M. Astaburuaga

represented Chile
Aquatics - Swimming
1928 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle R1:4th 0.17
0.17


José Nicolás Astacio

B. 1947-05-17, San Salvador, El Salvador
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 200 metres R1:48th -5.26
Men's 400 metres R1:7th -6.68
0.00000324


Polina Astakhova

B. 1936-10-30, Donetsk, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2005-08-05
Gymnastics (5 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)
1956 1960 1964 HP
Individual combined 17th bronze bronze 5124
Team combined gold gold gold 9600
Floor Exercise 13th silver silver 2006.4
Vault 50th sixth - 160
Uneven Bars 9th gold gold 3240
Beam 13th - fourth 406.4
Team combined with Portable Apparatus bronze 640
21176.8

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

Belarus
Athletics (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Hammer Throw silver 7th bronze 9th
8th
11906.4
11906.4

In 2012, a disqualification saw him move up a place in 2004, although this was not made official. I do credit him with points for eighth place, though.


Paul Aste

B. 1916-12-05, Maltrei in Osttirol, Austria
Bobsleigh
1952 1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Two 12th 50
Men's Four fifth 7th 1050
1100


Giovanni Maria Astegiano

B. 1940-11-26, Limone, Italy
Biathlon
1972 HP
Men's 20 km 22nd 0.5
Men's 4x7.5 km Relay 10th 25
25.5


Gunnar Asther

B. 1892-03-04, Malmö, Sweden; D. 1974-02-28
Sailing (1 bronze)
1932 HP
Two-person Keelboat (Star) bronze 3200
3200


Ignacio Astigarraga Uriarte

B. 1936-09-12, Durango, Spain
Cycling - Road
1960 HP
Men's Road Race 56th -7.96
Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial 8th 192
192


Arthur Astley

Olympic Competitor nr 4326


John Jacob Astor

Olympic Competitor nr 3140


Erik Åström

B. 1902-02-23, Helsinki, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1971-04-25
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 400 m QF:dns 0.0043
Men's 4 x 400 m Relay R1:3rd 100
100.0043


Horst Astroth

B. 1923-10-30, Naumburg, S-A, Germany; D. 2017-01-10
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk 16th 6.4
6.4


Silvana Asturias Morel

B. 1953-08-27, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle R1:56th -7.64
Women's 200 metres Freestyle R1:28th 0.0256
Women's 400 metres Freestyle R1:27th 0.04
Women's 800 metres Freestyle R1:25th 0.1
0.165600064


Written 2002-10-27 - last modified 2021-07-16

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