Great Olympians

Biographies - BRI


Adrian Brian

B. 1892-03-16, Columbus, Nebr., USA; D. 1978-09
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1920 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) RepR1 150
150


Michel Briand

B. 1930-09-26, La Rochelle, France
Sailing
1968 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 8th 256
256


Louis Briano

B. 1891-02-25, represented Monaco
Shooting
1936 HP
Men's Free Pistol 41st 0.000096
0.000096


Cicely Briant

B. 1891-08-11, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1971-07-10
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Painting - Applied Arts AC 2.873
2.873


Germán Enrique Briceño Martínez

B. 1919, represented Venezuela
Shooting
1956 HP
Men's Running Target 9th 240
240


Humberto Segundo Briceño Martínez

B. 1928-06-01, represented Venezuela
Shooting
1952 HP
Free Rifle 25th 0.15
Small−Bore Rifle, Three Positions 33rd 0.0026
Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 35th 0.001
0.1536


Calvin David Bricker

B. 1885-11-03, Canada; D. 1963-04-24
Athletics (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1908 1912 HP
Long Jump bronze silver 8880
Triple Jump fourth 18th 1804
4680 6003.84 10683.84

Olympic Competitor nr 4456


Cliff Bricker

B. 1904-04-23, Saint George, Ont., Canada; D. 1980-09-20
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 1932 HP
Men's 10000 m 8th 256
Men's Marathon 10th 12th 210
466


Erika Eloise Bricker

B. 1949-05-23, Woodland, Cal., USA
Aquatics - Swimming (1 gold)
1964 HP
Women's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay gold 64
64


Karl Bricker

B. 1923-12-21, from Attinghausen, represented Switzerland
Cross-Country Skiing
1948 1952 HP
Men's 18 km 41st 46th 0.0000704
0.0000704


Charles Brickley

Olympic Competitor nr 6688


Robert Bridge

Olympic Competitor nr 5958


Roy Anthony 'Tony" Bridge

B. 1921-02-04, Kingston, Jamaica, represented the West Indies in 1960; D. 2000-12-13
Shooting
1960 1964 HP
Men's Free Pistol QU:60th 51st -6.98
0.000000975

IOC-member 1973-2000


Alice W. Bridges

B. 1916-07-19, Waterville, Maine, USA; D. 2011-05-05
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke bronze 3840
3840


James Gregory "Jim" Bridges

B. 1951-01-24, St. Louis, MO, USA
Bobsleigh
1972 HP
Men's Four dnf 1.92
1.92


John Bridges

Olympic Competitor nr 3997


Kathleen Bridle

B. 1897-11-19, Swalecliffe, England, Great Britain, represented Ireland; D. 1989-05-25
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Painting, Paintings AC 25.02
Painting, Drawings & Water Colours AC 37.97
62.99


Jacques Bridou

B. 1911-10-08, represented France
Bobsleigh
1936 HP
Men's Two 14th 20
Men's Four 9th 120
140


(Julius) Vytautas Briedis

B. 1940-08-27, Nausėdžiai, Lithuania, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2019-09-22
Rowing (1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
Men's Eights fifth bronze 1780
1780


Rie Briejèr

B. 1910-03-10, Leiden, the Netherlands; D. 1999-07-11
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Women's 100 m R1:3rd 0.473
Women's 4 x 100 m Relay fifth 250
250.473


Friedrich "Fritz" Briel

B. 1934-10-24, Düsseldorf, N-W, Germany; D. 2017-03-15
Canoeing - Flatwater Kayak (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 10000 metres silver 3000
3000


Simone Brièrre

B. 1937-06-14, Al-Jaza'ir, Algeria, represented France
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Women's 80 metres Hurdles R1:3rd 16.14
16.14

She competed for a club from Alger, so I class her as Algerian.


Hartmut Briesenick

B. 1949-03-17, Luckenwalde, Brand., Germany, represented East Germany; D. 2013-03-08
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1972 HP
Men's Shot Put bronze 3840
3840


Siegfried Brietzke

B. 1952-06-12, Rostock, M-V, Germany, represented East Germany
Rowing (3 gold)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Coxless Pairs gold 35200
Coxless Fours gold gold
35200


Juan Briezen

B. 1928-08-09, from Aruba, represented the Netherlands Antilles; D. 2007
Football
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


William Godfrey "Bill" Brigden

B. 1919-04-11, Winnipeg, Man., Canada; D. 2005-01-16
Canoeing - Flatwater Kayak
1952 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 10000m 11th 48
48


Allan Briggs

Olympic Competitor nr 5087


David Michael "Mike" Bright

B. 1937-11-03, Grants Pass, Oreg., USA; D. 2017-09-22
Volleyball
1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 9th 7th 280
280


Patricia Ann Lucas "Patti" Bright

B. 1940-12-27, Chicago, ill., USA
Volleyball
1964 1968 HP
Women's Team fifth 8th 628
628


Torah Bright

B. 1986-12-27, Cooma, NSW, Australia
Snowboarding (1 gold, 1 silver)
2006 2010 2014 HP
Halfpipe fifth gold silver 21375
Slopestyle 7th 600
Boardercross 18th 2.56
21977.56


Robbie Ian Brightwell

B. 1939-10-27, Rawalpindi, British India (now in Pakistan), lived in Birmingham, represented Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Men's 400 metres SF:4th fourth 1928
Men's 4x400 metres Relay fifth silver 1250
3178


Enith Sijtje Maria Brigitha

B. 1955-04-15, Willemstad, Curaçao, represented the Netherlands
Aquatics - Swimming (2 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Women's 100 m Freestyle 8th bronze 2816
Women's 200 m Freestyle bronze 2560
Women's 100 m Backstroke sixth 9th 800
Women's 200 m Backstroke sixth 640
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay fifth fourth 650
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay fifth fifth 500
7966


Duilio Brignetti

B. 1926-08-17, Marciana Marina, Italy; D. 1993-02-07
Modern Pentathlon
1948 1952 HP
Men's Individual 25th 33rd 0.1532
Men's Team 11th 16
16.1532


Enrico Brignoli

Olympic Competitor nr 2376


Mario Brignoli

B. 1902-02-20, Milano, Italy; D. 1990
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk 18th 3.84
3.84


Federica Brignone

B. 1990-07-14, Milano, Italy
Alpine Skiing (1 silver, 2 bronze)
2010 2014 2018 2022 HP
Women's Downhill dnf -
Women's Super G sixth seventh 1040
Women's Giant Slalom 18th dnf bronze silver 6562.56
Women's Slalom dnf dnf -
Women's Combined 11th eighth bronze 2880
Mixed Team eighth 64
10546.56


Luis Brignoni Álvarez

B. 1953-11-09, represented Puerto Rico
Basketball
1976 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


Juan C. Brigo

represented Argentina
Hockey
1948 HP
Men's team R1:2nd 410
410


Alfons "Fons" Brijdenbach

B. 1954-10-12, Vorselaar, Belgium; D. 209-05-08
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 1980 HP
Men's 400 metres fourth fifth 2600
Men's 4x400 m Relay R1:dnf 0.04
2600.04


Ben Bril

B. 1912-07-16, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 2003-09-11
Boxing
1928 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) QF 861
861


Frank Peter Brilando

B. 1925-06-29, Chicago, Ill., USA
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1948 1952 HP
Men's Road Race, Individual dnf 8x10-17
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
Men's Tandem R2:3rd 20
Men's Time Trial 23rd 0.384
20.384


Melissa Jane Briley

B. 1956-08-25, Houston, Texas, USA
Aquatics - Diving
1976 HP
Women's Platform 7th 400
400


Deborah "Debbie" Brill

B. 1953-03-10, Mission, BC, Canada
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 1980 HP
Women's High Jump 8th R1:nm fifth 1884.006
1884.006


Alhassan Brimah

B. 1937-11-09, Accra, Gold Coast, represented Ghana
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Light−Middleweight (-71 kg) R3 79.13
79.13


Jack Brinck

B. 1908-09-169, Winters, Cal., USA; D. 1934-05-19
Rowing (1 gold)
1928 HP
Men's Eights gold 3200
3200


Douglas Stanley "Doug" Brinham

B. 1934, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Basketball
1956 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


David Liddell "Dave" Brink

B. 1947-11-25, Saint Paul, Minn., USA; D. 2019-06-29
Cycling - Track
1968 HP
Men's Individual Pursuit R1:18th 3.84
3.84


Johannes Brink

B. 1912-04-29, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1976-04-29
Aquatics - Swimming
1928 HP
Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay R1:4th 17
17


Brian Brinkley

B. 1953-12-28, Bedford, England, Great Britain
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 1976 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle 30th 0.01
Men's 200 m Freestyle 10th 9th 260
Men's 400 m Freestyle fifth 1000
Men's 1500 m Freestyle 15th 10
Men's 200 m Butterfly 11th sixth 704
Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay 8th bronze 704
Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay fourth 400
3078.01


Jacques Brinkman

B. 1966-08-26, Utrecht, Netherlands
Hockey (2 gold, 1 bronze)
1988 1992 1996 2000 HP
Men's Team bronze fourth gold gold 12720
12720


Wilhelm "Willi" Brinkmann

B. 1910-10-25, Oberhausen, N-W, Germany; D. 1991-02-12
Handball (1 gold)
1936 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Norman Brinkworth

B. 1944-02-28, represented Pakistan
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles R1:35th -2.15
0.0015


Vladimir "Vlado" Brinovec

B. 1941-06-16, Kranj, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 HP
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay R1:13th 6.4
6.4


Jorge Briola

B. 1907, represented Argentina
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1928 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) 11th 46.68
46.68


Leopoldo Briola

represented Argentina
Weightlifting
1948 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) 13th 38.4
38.4


Eugenie Briollet

B. 1900-11-07, Strasbourg, then in Germany, by 1924 back in France; D. 1985-05-01
Diving
1924 HP
Women's Springboard (1 & 3m) QU:8th 8.2
8.2


Jorge Gerardo Brion

B. 1933-04-23, from Aruba, represented the Netherlands Antilles
Football
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


(Juan) Félipe Briones Goich

B. 1950-11-17, Santiago, Chile
Alpine Skiing
1968 HP
Men's Downhill 60th -7.10
Men's Giant Slalom 66th -9.64
Men's Slalom R2:dnf -13.12
0.00000001064


Rosario Briones

B. 1953-10-05, San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico
Artistic Gymnastics
1968 HP
Women's Individual All-Round 96th -15.64
Women's Team All-Round 14th 4
4


Valerie Ann Brisco

competed in 1984 as

Valerie Brisco-Hooks

B. 1960-07-06, Greenood, Miss., USA
Track & Field (3 gold, 1 silver)
1984 1988 HP
Women's 200 m gold - 6400
Women's 400 m gold fourth 8000
Women's 4 x 400 m gold silver 2600
17000

The first person to do the double 200 m - 400 m at the same Olympiad (Irena Szewinska had done it before, but at different games). This feat is usually ascribed to Michael Johnson, but Marie-Josée Perec also did it before him.


Anthony Wellesley "Tony" Briscoe

B. 1939, represented South Africa
Aquatics - Swimming
1956 HP
Men's 400 metres Freestyle QU:2nd 25.6
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay 8th 256
281.6


Pedro Brise

B. 1904, represented Argentina
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Eights Rep2 136
136


Jacqueline Brisepierre

B. 1945-10-30, Montceau, France
Artistic Gymnastics
1964 1968 HP
Women's Individual combined 64th 35th -2.10
Women's Team combined 7th 100
100.0010000016


Khristos Brisimitzakis

Olympic Competitor nr 2616


Kevin James Brislin

B. 1942-11-26, represented Australia
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's Team Pursuit fourth 1200
1200


Arnaldo Bristol Sabater

B. 1945-09-11, represented Puerto Rico
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles R1:21st SF:8th R1:31st SF:6th 91.2696
91.2696


(Thomas Richard) Martin Bristow

B. 1913-11-15, Dudley, England, Great Britain; D. 2007-07-31
Rowing (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Coxless Fours silver 3000
3000


Véronique Brisy

B. 1960-0-11, Liège, Belgium
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Women's 100 m Breaststroke 31st -2.64
Women's 200 m Breaststroke 30th 0.01
0.0164


Barbara Britch

B. 1951-03-30, Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Cross Country Skiing
1972 HP
Women's 5 kilometres 31st -2.64
Women's 3x5 km Relay 11th 16
16.0064


Gustavo Brito

B. 1954-05-22, represented Puerto Rico
Judo
1972 HP
Men's Half-Middleweight (-70 kg) R2 40.5
40.5


Jacinto Brito Villegas

B. 1938-04-09, Ciudad de México, Mexico; D. 1968-09-01
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1960 HP
Men's Road Race 68th -9.38
Men's Team Pursuit R1:19th 1.2
1.2


Roberto Brito Villegas

B. 1947-08-07, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 10th 75
75


Jan Britstra

B. 1905-04-10, Norg, the Netherlands; D. 1987-03-07
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 110 m Hurdles R1:4th 0.011
0.011


Arthur Stanley "Stan" Brittain

B. 1931-10-04, Liverpool, England, Great Britain
Cycling - Road (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Road Race sixth 800
Men's Road Race, Team silver 1000
1800


Bernhard Britting

B. 1940-10-22, Berlin, Germany
Rowing (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Coxed Fours gold 4800
4800


Warren Brittington

Olympic Competitor nr 2337


Jack Britto

B. 1926-08-16, represented Pakistan; D. 2013-09-15
Hockey
1952 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Halland Britton

B. 1890-02-18, Derby, England, Great Britain; D. 1975-02-11
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 10000 m sixth 640
640


Bernhard Britz

B. 1906-03-27, Skänninge, Sweden; D. 1935-05-31
Cycling - Road (2 bronze)
1932 HP
Men's Road Race, Individual bronze 3200
Men's Road Race, Team bronze 640
3840


Silvio Brivio

B. 1929-11-06, Como, Italy
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 110th -
Men's Team All-Around 10th 25
Men's Floor Exercise 174th -
Men's Horse Vault 165th -
Men's Parallel Bars 96th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 92nd -
Men's Rings 87th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 57th -
25.00000001


Antonio "Tonino", Marchese Brivio Sforza

B. 1905-12-27, Biella, Italy; D. 1995-01-20
Bobsleigh
1936 HP
Men's Two 12th 50
Men's Four 10th 75
125


Aage Brix

B. 1894-12-09, Lexington, Nebr., USA; D. 1963-03-16
Football
1924 HP
Men's Football (R2) 26.38
26.38


Herman Brix

B. 1906-05-19, Tacoma, Wash., USA; D. 2007-02-24
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1928 HP
Men's Shot Put silver 6000
6000

He was chosen to play Tarzan even before Johnny Weissmuller, but broke his collarbone before the first movie could be made. He then played Tarzan anyway, in the only movies that portrayed the character as a well-spoken English lord. Fearing to be typecast, he changed his name to Bruce Bennett, and would earn a number of credits. He was a skydiver, performing his last jump aged 96. He died over 100 years old.


Eva Břízová

B. 1942-05-15, Lišnice, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Cross-Country Skiing
1964 HP
Women's 5 kilometres 26th 0.064
Women's 10 kilometres 29th 0.016
Women's 3x5 kilometres Relay sixth 160
160.08


Umberto Brizzi

B. 1908-01-20, Roma, Italy; D. 1991
Weightlifting
1936 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) 9th 240
240


Written 2002-10-27 - last modified 2022-08-01

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