Great Olympians

Biographies - BOL


Jan Bol

B. 1924-03-04, Aalsmeer, the Netherlands; D. 2010-02-11
Sailing
1968 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 10th 100
100


Harry Boland

B. Dublin, Ireland; D. 2013-12-18
Basketball
1948 HP
Men's Team (23rd) 0.128
0.128


John Mary Pius Boland

B. 1870-09-16, Dublin, Ireland, then still part of Great Britain; D. 1958-03-17
Tennis (2 gold)
1896 HP
Men's Singles gold 8000
Men's Doubles gold 4800
12800

A student at Oxford, coïncidentally in Athens at the time of the Olympic Games. As he was carrying a tennis racket, he decided to enter the games and won the singles event. For the doubles event, he partnered a German (Friedrich Traun), who was previously eliminated from the 800 metres. That  was the first and last transnational team in the history of the Olympic Games.
An Irishman, he would become a member of the British parliament for South Kerry from 1900 to 1918.

Olympic Competitor nr 109


Gunnar Bolander

Olympic Competitor nr 6521


John Eduardo "Johnny" Bolang

B. 1941-08-08, Surabaya, (now) Indonesia
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Lightweight (-60 kg) R1 0.0031
0.0031


Mauricio Bolaños

B. 1939-01-16, San Martín, El Salvador
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.24
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 28th 0.0192
0.0192


Rıdvan Bolatlı

B. 1928-12-02, Ankara, Turkey
Football
1952 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Karin Boldemann

B. 1940-10-06, Berlin, Germany
Artistic Gymnastics
1960 HP
Women's Individual Combined 59th -7.16
Women's Team Combined sixth 160
160.000000016


Eugene Bolden

B. 1899-07-23, Memphis, Tenn., USA
Aquatics - Swimming
1920 HP
1500 m Free-style fifth 1000
1000


Vasile Boldescu

B. 1941-07-23, București, Romania
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team 12th 20
20


Cees Bolding

B. 1897-01-07, Wormerveer, the Netherlands; D. 1979-11-01
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Painting, Drawings & Water Colours 2 works 75.94
75.94


Ato Boldon

B. 1973-12-30, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
Track & Field (1 silver, 3 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Men's 100 m R1:4th bronze silver R1:4th 6560
Men's 200 m R1:5th bronze bronze - 5120
Men's 4 x 100 m - - SF:6th 7th 113
11793


Thyra Boldsen

B. 1884-01-02, Stavnsholt, Denmark; D. 1968-09-22
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Sculpture 2 entries 10.68
10.68


Alwin Boldt

Olympic Competitor nr 3417


Harry Boldt

B. 1930-02-23, Insterburg, East Prussia, Germany, now called Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad, Russia, represented Germany in 1964 and West Germany in 1976
Equestrianism - Dressage (2 gold, 2 silver)
1964 1968 1972 1976 HP
Dressage, Individual silver silver 11000
Dressage, Team gold gold 4800
15800


(Leif William) Sidney Boldt-Christmas

B. 1924-08-08, Göteborg, Sweden; D. 2016-10-15
Sailing (1 silver)
1952 HP
Three Person Keelboat (Dragon) silver 4000
4000


Daniel George "Dan" Bolduc

B. 1953-04-06, Waterville, Maine, USA
Ice Hockey
1976 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


David Benjamin "Dave" Bolen

B. 1923-12-23, Heflin, LA, USA
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 400 m fourth 1600
1600


John Boles

B. 1888-01-31, Fort Smith, Ark., USA; D. 1952-07-16
Shooting (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Small-Bore Rifle 12th 60
Men's Running Target, single shot gold 6400
Men's Running Target, single shot, Team bronze 640
Men's Running Target, double shot 7th 400
Men's Running Target, double shot, Team fifth 250
7750


Patrick John "Pat" Bolger

B. 1948-01-31, Alexandria, Ont., Canada
Freestyle Wrestling
1968 1972 HP
Men's Featherweight (-63 kg) 15th 399
Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) 8th
399


Tom Bolger

B. 1904-07-18, Banana Pocket, Qld., Australia; D. 1995-06-16
Wrestling - Freestyle
1928 HP
Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) SiSF 1230
1230


(Johan Henk) André Bolhuis

B. 1946-10-04, Zeist, the Netherlands
Hockey
1972 1976 HP
Men's Team fourth fourth 1600
1600


Anatole Bolin

B. 1893-09-28, Skalöv, Sweden
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 400 m R1:3rd 0.171
Men's 800 m SF:4th 68
68.171


Ivar Böling

Olympic Competitor nr 5791


Max Bolkart

B. 1932-07-29, Oberstdorf, Bay., Germany
Ski Jumping
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Individual fourth sixth 3360
Men's Normal Hill 37th 0.0004
3360.0004


Theodor "Theo" Bolkart

B. 1948-04-04, Augsburg, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:13th 25.6
25.6


Vittorio Luigi Bolla

B. 1932-01-12, Milano, Italy
Ice Hockey
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Team 7th 15th 205
205


Alex Bollaert

B. 1930-01-11, Antwerpen, Belgium
Boxing >
1948HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) QF 861
861


Sten-Olof Anders Bolldén

B. 1914-06-16, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1940-08-27
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay 8th 64
64


Leen Bolle

B. 1879-04-11, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1942-12-13
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Sculpture, Medals & Reliefs AC 139.6
139.6


Roland Bollenberg

B. 1941-06-28, Oostende, Belgium
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs Rep:5th 5.4
5.4


Heinrich "Hanggi" Boller

B. 1921-09-06, Zürich, Switzerland; D. 2007-06-30
Ice Hockey (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280

He was coach of the Swiss team in 1956.


Bollet

Olympic Competitor nr 1061


Margarethe "Gretel" Bolliger

B. 1921-12-03, from Basel, represented Switzerland; D. 2009-07-20
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's 80m Hurdles R1:6th 0.0055
Women's Long Jump QU:30th 0.015
Women's Shot Put QU:17th 6
Women's Discus Throw 17th 6
12.0205


Peter Bolliger

B. 1937-05-18, Basel, Switzerland
Rowing (1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs 7th 2420
Men's Coxed Fours bronze
2420


Lars-Arne Torsten Bölling

B. 1944-10-06, Malung-Sälen, Sweden
Cross Country Skiing
1972 HP
Men's 50 kilometres 7th 400
400


James Bollinger

Olympic Competitor nr 2280

Competed under the name Caroll Burton and was disqualified as a result


Francisco Bollini

B. 1888, represented Argentina
Fencing
1924 HP
Men's Épée, Individual R1:9th 0.000000019
0.000000019


(Mauritz Christian) Mats (Eugen) Bolmstedt

B. 1920-07-08, Lungsund, Sweden; D. 1965-12-09
Speed Skating
1948 1952 HP
Men's 500 metres 10th 12th 140
Men's 1500 metres 17th 4
144


Marin Bolocan

B. 1937-08-09, represented Romania
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1964 HP
Men's Featherweight (-63 kg) 11th 96
96


Paola Bologna

B. 1889, represented Italy
Tennis
1924 HP
Women's Singles R2 0.85
0.85


Aureliano Bolognesi

B. 1930-11-15, Sestri Ponente, Italy; D. 2018-03-30
Boxing (1 gold)
1952 HP
Men's Lightweight (-60 kg) gold 9600
9600


Jean-Pierre Bolomey

B. 1926-06-10, from Lausanne, represented Switzerland
Hockey
1952 HP
Men's team cons:SF 164
164


Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Boloshev

B. 1947-03-12, Elektrogorsk, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2010-07-16
Basketball (1 gold)
1972 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Pyotr Grogoryevich Bolotnikov

B. 1930-03-08, Zonivkino, Mordoviya, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2013-12-20
Athletics - Track & Field (1 gold)
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's 5000 metres 9th 160
Men's 10000 metres 16th gold 25th 6406.5
6566.5


Jan Bols

B. 1944-08-27, Hoogeveen, the Netherlands
Speed Skating
1968 1972 HP
Men's 500 metres dnf -5.26
Men's 1500 metres 16th fifth 1006.4
Men's 5000 metres 8th 8th 512
Men's 10000 metres 13th fourth 1625.6
3144.00000256


Viktor Bolshov

B. 1939-05-23, Izerbash, Dagestan, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's High Jump fourth QU:16th 2409.6
2409.6


Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Bolshunov

B. 1996-12-31, Podyvolye, Bryansk, Russia
Cross-Country Skiing (3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
2018 2022 HP
15 km Classical silver 4000
50 km Classical, Mass-start silver 10400
50 km Freestyle, Mass-start gold
Skiathlon gold 6400
Team Sprint silver bronze 4920
Individual Sprint Classical bronze 2560
Team Relay (4 x 10 km) silver gold 2600
30880

Amazingly, he won a medal in all nine events he started in!


Jan Bolt

Olympic Competitor nr 3921


Usain Bolt

B. 1986-08-21, Trelawny, Jamaica
Athletics (9 gold)
2004 2008 2012 2016 HP
100 m gold gold gold 38400
200 m 40th gold gold gold 38400,00032
4 x 100 m gold gold gold 9600
86400.00032

At the start of 2008, he asked if he could switch to the 100 m. His trainer thought of him more as a 400 m runner, but he accepted anyway. Half a year later, he had broken the 100 m world record twice and had won the olympic gold. He had crossed the line in celebration, but he could not do the same when attacking Michael Johnson's 12-year old World record of the 200 m. He beat that mark with only 0.02" to spare.


Dragan Boltar

B. 1913-03-18, Trieste, then part of Austria, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1988-02-16, Zagreb, Croatia
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Architecture - Architectural Designs HM 99.53
99.53


Ada Bolten

B. 1903-10-20, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1984-01-29
Swimming
1924 HP
Women's 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay sixth 160
160


Wim Bolten

B. 1901-04-23, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1971-12-19
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 400 m R1:3rd 0.00033
Men's 800 m R1:dnf 0.0000043
0.0003343


Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr.

B. 1904-05-15, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1995-03-31
Equestrianism (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1932 1936 1948 1952 1956 HP
Dressage, Individual 8th bronze fifth 7th 5270
Dressage, Team silver dnf gold gold 6300
11570

He should have had three gold medals for the team dressage, but the Swedish team was disqualified after finishing first in the London competition because one of the members was not an officer.


Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Sr.

B. 1861-04-01, Helsingborg, Sweden
Equestrianism - Dressage (1 silver)
1912 1920 HP
Dressage, Individual silver dq 6006
6006

Olympic Competitor nr 6653


Stjepan Boltižar

B. 1913-08-01, Varaždin, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1989-11-30
Gymnastics
1948 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 78th -
Men's Team All-Around 10th 25
Men's Floor Exercise 69th -
Men's Horse Vault 91st -
Men's Parallel Bars 87th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 95th -
Men's Rings 67th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 65th -
25


John Arthur Bolton

B. 1945-06-22, Auckland, New Zealand
Weightlifting
1968 1972 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 16th 9.984
Men's Middle−Heavyweight (-90 kg) dnf
9.984


Lyndon Bolton

B. 1899-05-25, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1995-04-04
Equestrianism - Eventing
1948 HP
Three−Day Event, Individual 27th 0.05
Three−Day Event, Team dnf 4
4.05


Willi Boltze

B. 1904-07-24, Hamburg, Germany; D. 1937-10
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 5000 m R1:7th 1.08
1.08


Bolvári Antal

B. 1932-05-06, Kaposvár, Hungary; D. 2019-01-08
Aquatics - Water Polo (2 gold)
1952 1956 HP
Men's Team gold gold 6400
6400


Erminio Bolzan

B. 1908-05-29, Conegliano, Italy
Boxing
1936 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-79.4 kg) R2 89.06
89.06


Alberto Bolzi

represented Argentina
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1948 HP
Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) 10th 150
150


Nino Bolzoni

B. 1903-03-07, Cremona, Italy; D. 1972
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs fourth 2000
2000


Written 2000-12-02 - last modified 2022-05-07

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