Great Olympians

Biographies - BEC


Camille Becanne

B. 1913-08-07, represented France
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Eights Rep:3rd 34
34


Yvon Becaus

B. 1936-04-09, Gosselies, Belgium; D. 2016-12-03
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-81 kg) R3 79.13
79.13


Luigi Beccali

B. 1907-11-19, Milano, Italy; D. 1990-08-29
Athletics - Track & Field (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's 1500 m R1:4th gold bronze 8960.676
8960.676


Tomás Alberto Becerra

B. 1953-09-07, represented Colombia
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's 200 metres Freestyle R1:45th -4.10
Men's 400 metres Freestyle R1:32nd R1:40th 0.0041
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle R1:23rd 0.256
Men's 100 metres Butterfly R1:34th -2.16
Men's 200 metres Butterfly R1:17th 4
Men's 400 metres Individual Medley R1:15th 10
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay R1:15th 2.5
Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay R1:13th 6.4
23.16171


Mario Becerril Serrano

B. 1917-08-05, Toluca, Mex., Mexico
Equestrianism - Eventing
1952 HP
Three−Day Event, Individual 21st 0.8
0.8


Juan Becerrill Antón-Miralles

B. 1903-01-29, Madrid, Spain; D. 1983-01-06
Hockey
1928 HP
Men's Team QU:4th 164
164


Porfirio Becerril

B. 1955-07-31, represented Mexico
Diving
1972 1976 HP
Men's Springboard QU:27th QU:17th 4.04
Men's Platform QU:15th 10
14.04


(Nils Peter) Ejner Bech

B. 1912-05-15, Kolding, Denmark; D. 1956-05-05
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk dnf 0.00384
0.00384


Hassan Ali Bechara

B. 1945-03-17, Beirut, Lebanon; D. 2017-07-24
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 bronze)
1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+97 kg) 13th 3902.4
Men's Heavyweight (-100 kg) 14th
Men's Super−Heavyweight (+100 kg) bronze
3902.4


Maureen Kay Bechdolt

B. 1952-07-17, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Archery
1972 HP
Women's Individual 28th 0.0384
0.0384


Heinz Manfred Becher

B. 1933-09-04, Worms, R-P, Germany
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Double Sculls Rep:3nd 85
85


Albert Bechestobill

Olympic Competitor nr 2300


Azouz Bechir

B. 1935-11-15, Tunis, Tunisia
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Light−Welterweight (-63 kg) R2 1.02
1.02


Karl Bechler

Olympic Competitor nr 4099

He was born in Danzig (now Gdansk in Poland) and lived in Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia), but he is definitely to be classed German.


John Becht

Olympic Competitor nr 5696


Josef Bechyne

Olympic Competitor nr 4209


Branko Becić

B. 1923-12-14, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2000-09-18
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Eights Rep:3rd 26
26


Arnold Beck

B. 1949-01-15, Triesenberg, Liechtenstein; D. 2014-07-10
Alpine Skiing
1968 HP
Men's Downhill dnf -13.64
-13.64


William LeBaron "Bill" Beck

B. 1929-09-01, Melrose, Mass., USA; D. 2017-02-16
Alpine Skiing
1952 1956 HP
Men's Downhill fifth dnf 1000
1000


Robert Lee "Bob" Beck

B. 1936-12-30, San Diego, Cal., USA; D. 2020-04-02
Modern Pentathlon & Fencing (2 bronze)
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Individual bronze 22nd 3200.5
Men's Team bronze fourth 1144
Men's Épée, Team R1:3rd 7.78
4352.28


Franz Beck

B. 1930-03-04, Triesenberg, Liechtenstein; D. 2000-10-05
Alpine Skiing
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Downhill 55th 26th 0.064
Men's Combined 47th -
Men's Giant Slalom 59th -
Men's Slalom 35th 0.001
0.065


Frederick Beck

Olympic Competitor nr 4207


Hans Beck

B. 1911-04-25, Kongsberg, Norway; D. 1996-04-11
Ski Jumping (1 silver)
1932 HP
Men's Individual silver 6000
6000


Kenneth Melwyn Beck

B. 1915-04-19, Lovelock, Nev., USA; D. 1982-05-01
Aquatics - Water Polo
1936 1948 HP
Men's Team QU:3rd R2:3rd 91
91


Krzysztof Juliusz Beck

B. 1930-04-12, Kolomiya, now in Ukraine, represented Poland; D. 1996-07-03
Weightlifting
1956 1960 HP
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) sixth fifth 2460
2460


Lewis William "Lew" Beck, Jr.

B. 1922-04-19, Portland, Oreg., USA; D. 1970-04-03
Basketball (1 gold)
1948 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Martin Beck

B. 1933-10-25, Füssen, Bay., Germany
Ice Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Max Beck

B. 1952-01-13, represented Liechtenstein
Luge
1976 HP
Men's Singles 32nd -2.60
Doubles 19th 2
2.006


Simon Beck

B. 1947-12-20, Triesenberg, Liechtenstein
Luge
1968 HP
Men's Singles 41st -4.96
0.000096


Volker Beck

B. 1956-06-30, Nordhausen, Thüringen, (then East-)Germany, represented the German Democratic Republic
Track & Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
1980 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles gold 9600
Men's 4 x 400 m silver 1000
10600


Waldemar Beck

B. 1921-03-14, Fürth, Bay., Germany; D. 2014-06-04
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Double Sculls 2Rep:2nd 540
540


Walter Beck

B. 1907-11-20, represented Switzerland
Gymnastics (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Individual combined (6 apparatuses) 22nd 0.4
Men's Team combined (silver) -
Men's Floor Exercise 13th 6.4
Men's Vault fifth 250
Men's Parallel Bars 23rd 0.064
Men's Horizontal Bar 28th 0.0064
Men's Rings 62nd -
Men's Pommeled Horse 48th -
256.8704


Willie Beck

B. 1899-10-09, Newark, NJ, USA
Cycling - Track
1920 HP
Men's Sprint R1:3rd 0.034
Men's Team Pursuit QF 430.5
Men's 50 km dnf 0.0096
430.5436


Elizabeth Anna "Betty" Becker

competed in 1928 as

Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston

B. 1903-03-06, Philadelphia, Penn., USA; D. 1989-04-06
Diving (2 gold, 1 silver)
1924 1928 HP
Women's Plain High (8 & 8m) silver 10400
Women's Platform (5 & 10m) gold
Women's Springboard (1 & 3m) gold - 6400
16800

Her husband Clarence Pinkston won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze at Antwerpen and Paris.


Cornelus Becker

Olympic Competitor nr 3562


Gustav Becker

represented Austria
Weightlifting
1924 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) 10th 150
150


Heidi Becker

competed in 1976 as

Heidi Ramlow

B. 1954-11-21, Rostock, M-V, Germany, represented East Germany; D. 1987-02-13
Diving
1972 1976 HP
Women's Springboard 9th fourth 1760
Women's Platform 8th 256
2016


Ingrid Becker

competed in 1972 as

Ingrid Mickler-Becker

B. 1942-09-26, Geseke, N-W, Germany, represented the Federal Republic of Germany in 1968 and 1972
Athletics - Track & Field (2 gold)
1960 1964 1968 1972 HP
Women's 100 metres SF:7th 20.8
Women's High Jump 9th 240
Women's Long Jump fourth sixth QU:nm 3360.006
Women's Pentathlon 8th gold 9984
Women's 4x100 metres relay sixth gold 1760
15364.806


Joseph Harry "Joe" Becker

B. 1931-09-14, St. Louis, MO, USA; D. 2014-06-11
Cycling - Road
1956 HP
Men's Road Race 43rd 0.000032
Men's Road Race, Team dnf 0.25
0.250032


Karl-Heinz Becker

B. 1912-06-19, Hamburg, Germany; D. 2001-07-19
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:8th 0.272
0.272


Liliane Becker

B. 1942-11-09, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; D. 1981-09-14
Artistic Gymnastics
1960 HP
Women's Individual Combined 98th -15.26
-15.26


Marion Becker, née Steiner

B. 1950-01-21, Hamburg, Germany, represented Romania in 1972 and West Germany in 1976
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1972 1976 HP
Women's Javelin Throw QU:17th silver 6006
6006

She was born in West Germany but grew up in East Germany. In 1969 she moved to Romania in order to marry her coach, Romanian-German Siegfried Becker. After the 1972 Olympics, at which she represented Romania, she stayed in West Germany. She was allowed to compete for her mother country (after a two-year suspension) and won a silver for West Germany in 1976.


Otto Becker

Olympic Competitor nr 4062


Reinhold Becker

B. 1959-05-23, Troisdorf, N-W, Germany, represented West Germany
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Men's 100 m Backstroke 20th 1
Men's 200 m Backstroke 18th 2.56
3.56


Thomas Michael "Tom" Becker

B. 1948-10-26, Indianapolis, Ind., USA
Bobsleigh
1972 1976 HP
Men's Two 19th 14th 22
Men's Four dnf 15th 9.42
31.42


Walter Becker

B. 1932-10-18, Kaiserslautern, R-P, Germany; D. 2012-06-08
Cycling - Road
1952 HP
Men's Road Race dnf 8x10-19
Men's Road Race, Team (fifth) -
8x10-19


Franz Ernst Beckert

B. 1907-03-13, Titisee-Neustadt, D-W, Germany; D. 1973-09-07
Gymnastics (1 gold)
1936 HP
Men's Individual combined (6 apparatuses) 15th 10
Men's Team combined gold 1600
Men's Floor Exercise 17th 0.1
Men's Vault 25th 0.025
Men's Parallel Bars 21st 0.16
Men's Horizontal Bar 45th -
Men's Rings fifth 250
Men's Pommeled Horse 13th 6.4
1866.685


Lothar Beckert

B. 1931-07-26, Sankt Michaelis, Sachs., Germany; D. 2017-04-28
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 1960 HP
Men's Marathon 19th 56th 2.400000096
2.400000096


James Beckett

Olympic Competitor nr 3538


Jim Beckett

B. 1884, from Dublin, represented Ireland; D. 1971-03-19
Water Polo
1924 HP
Men's Water Polo QF 104
104

His nephew was Nobel Prize winning writer Samuel Beckett.


Vinton Ruth Beckett

B. 1923-06-12, Kingston, Jamaica
Athletics
1948 HP
Women's 80 m Hurdles R1:5th 3.435
Women's High Jump fourth 2400
Women's Long Jump 11th 96
2499.435


Carl Gabriel Beck-Friis

B. 1921-12-05, Lohärad, Sweden; D. 2005-03-12
Shooting
1960 HP
Men's Trap dnq -4.54
0.000054


(Amber) Gerganiya Beckitt

B. 1940-11-25, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Aquatics - Swimming (1 silver)
1956 1960 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke 8th QU:5th 404
Women's 4x100 metres Medley Relay (silver) 64
468


William Russell Becklean

B. 1936-06-23, Kansas City, MO, USA
Rowing (1 gold)
1956 HP
Men's Eights gold 3200
3200


Enrique Jaime Beckles Mapp

B. 1927-08-05, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:dnf 0.000000000091
Men's 200 metres R1:3rd 0.000078
Men's 4x100m Relay SF:4th 82
82.000078000091


Arvid Beckman

Olympic Competitor nr 5929


Raymond Paul "Ray" Beckman

B. 1925-06-30, St. Louis, MO, USA; D. 2011-07-13
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


(Björn) Runald Beckman

B. 1951-07-05, Luleå, Sweden
Athletics - Track and Field & Bobsleigh
1976 1980 HP
Men's Decathlon 20th 1.5
Men's Four dnf 3
4.5


Bill Beckmann

Olympic Competitor nr 2302


Gudrun Beckmann

B. 1955-08-17, Düsseldorf, N-W, Germany, represented West Germany
Aquatics - Swimming (2 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Women's 100 m Butterfly 7th 17th 404
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay bronze (8th) 704
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay bronze QU:dnf 641
1749


Martin Beckmann

Olympic Competitor nr 2865


Richard Andrew "Dick" Beckner

B. 1927-11-24, Los Angeles, Cal., USA; D. 1997-09-09
Gymnastics
1956 HP
Men's Individual combined 35th 0.001
Men's Team combined sixth 160
Men's Floor Exercise 41st -
Men's Horse Vault 43rd -
Men's Parallel Bars 47th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 29th 0.004
Men's Rings 17th 1
Men's Pommeled Horse 47th -
161.005


John Gilbert "Jack" Beckner

B. 1930-06-09, Los Angeles, Cal., USA; D. 2016-11-16
Gymnastics
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 81st 17th 25th 4.1
Men's Team All-Around 8th sixth fifth 474
Men's Floor Exercise 84th 16th - 1.6
Men's Horse Vault 87th 7th - 100
Men's Parallel Bars 81st 15th - 2.5
Men's Horizontal Bar 59th 7th - 100
Men's Rings 160th 31st - 0.002
Men's Pommeled Horse 88th 25th - 0.025
682.227


Robert Jerold "Bob" Beckus

B. 1920-06-01, Riverside, Cal., USA; D. 2003-10-21
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's Triple Jump QU:19th 2.4
2.4


Charles Beckwith

B. 1901-05-12, South Molton, England, Great Britain; D. 1970-03-23
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Shot Put QU:20th 1.5
1.5


Félix Bécquer Lastra

B. 1947-02-01, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:53rd -6.26
Men's 4x100 m Relay R1:18th 0.64
0.640000256


André Becquet

represented Belgium
Hockey (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Paul Becskehazy

B. 1949-03-03, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay fourth 400
400


Václav Bečvář

B. 1908-10-17, represented Czechoslovakia
Weightlifting
1936 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) 11th 96
96


Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2022-07-19

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