Great Olympians

Biographies - DEV


Vellupillai Devadas

B. 1925-02-11, Seremban, NS, now in Malaysia, represented Singapore
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Dévai János

B. 1940-01-09, Pécs, Hungary
Cycling - Road
1960 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.60
-24.60


Pavel de Valdayne

Olympic Competitor nr 5092


Guy Chaves de Valle Flor

B. 1920-05-19, Pau, France, represented Portugal
Shooting
1960 1964 HP
Men's Trap 15th 28th 15.0384
15.0384


Déván István

B. 1890-11-04, Bratislava, Slovakia, represented Hungary; D. 1977-04-20
Athletics & Cross-Country Skiing & Nordic Combined
1912 1920 1924 HP
Men's 200 m SF:4th 0.676
Men's 400 m R1:3rd 0.0025
Men's 4x400 m Relay SF:3rd 100
Men's 18 km 31st 0.0064
Men's Nordic Combined dnf 0.015
100.6999

Olympic Competitor nr 6325

Although born in Slovakia, he represented Hungary in 1924 so he must be considered Hungarian even in 1912.


Mike Devaney

B. 1891-06-06, Belleville, NJ, USA
Athletics (1 gold)
1920 1924 HP
Men's 3000 m Steeple-chase fifth 7th 2100
Men's 3000 m Team gold 1600
3700


Jules Devaquez

B. 1899-03-09, Paris, France; D. 1971-06-11
Football
1920 1924 1928 HP
Men's Team SF QF R1F 1113.38
1113.38


Donna de Varona

USA
Swimming (2 gold)
1960 1964 HP
400 m Individual Medley gold 9600
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay qual. gold 1664
100 m Butterfly fifth 1250
12514


de Vars

Olympic Competitor nr 655


André Devaux

B. 1894-08-04, Laon, France; D. 1981-02-28
Athletics (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's 4 x 400 m Relay bronze 640
640


Pierre Devaux

B. 1897-11-24, represented Belgium; D. 1984-01-11
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 10000 m R1:8th 0.272
0.272


Maurice Devène

represented France
Weightlifting
1920 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) fifth 1500
1500


Charles-Eugène (Amable), Baron de Veauce

B. 1868-02-21, Paris, France; D. 1934-01-22
Equestrianism - Miscellaneous
1900 HP
Mail Coach ac 150
150

Olympic Competitor nr 587


Arturo De Vecchi

B. 1898-04-30, Messina, Italy; D. 1988-01-06
Fencing (1 silver)
1928 1932 HP
Men's Sabre, Individual 7th 8th 820
Men's Sabre, Team silver 1000
1820


Renzo De Vecchi

B. 1894-02-03, Milano, Italy; D. 1967-05-14
Football
1912 1920 1924 HP
Men's Team QF sixth QF 771
771

Olympic Competitor nr 5151


Michael Alan "Mike" Devecka

B. 1947-11-13, Portland, Oreg., USA
Nordic Combined
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Individual 21st 28th dnf 1.008
1.008


Charles Devendeville

B. 1882-03-08, Lesquin, France; D. 1914-09-19
Aquatics - Swimming & Aquatics - Water Polo (1 gold)
1900 HP
Men's Underwater Swimming gold 9600
Men's Water Polo fifth 340
9940

Olympic Competitor nr 1309


Salam Devendran

from Negeri Sembilan, now in Malaysia, represented Malaya
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


Bob Devereaux

B. 1897-08-24, Cheshire, Ohio, USA; D. 1974-04-28
Rugby (1 gold)
1924 HP
Men's Rugby gold 3200
3200


Jean Devergnies

B. 1907-08-10, represented Belgium
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57.2 kg) fourth 2400
2400


Gail Devers

B. 1966-11-19, Seattle, Wash., USA
Track & Field (2 gold)
1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Women's 100 m - gold gold - SF:7th 12820.8
Women's 100 m Hurdles SF:8th fifth fourth SF:dnf R1:dnf 3924.6
Women's 4 x 100 m - - gold - - 1600
18345.4

The hurdles specialist managed to win the flat title twice, but was twice unlucky in the hurdles final, for which she was twice the favourite. Again the favourite in Sydney, she not even made it to the final, pulling up halfway through the semi-final with an injury.


Gaetano De Vescovi

B. 1937-11-14, Trieste, Italy
Wrestling - Freestyle
1960 1964 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) fourth 3000
Men's Welterweight (-78 kg) 7th
3000


Konstantinos Devetzis

Olympic Competitor nr 2867


Tetiana Mykolaivna Dev'iatova

B. 1948-09-19, Kupyansk, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
Women's 100 metres Butterfly R1:17th R2:10th 105
Women's 200 metres Butterfly R1:9th 160
Women's 4x100 metres Medley Relay bronze fourth 1040
1305


Marco Antônio Jardim de Viçoso

B. 1940-05-01, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aquatics - Water Polo
1968 HP
Men's Team 13th 12.8
12.8


Gérard Devillard

B. 1940-02-05, represented France
Sailing
1964 HP
One−Person Dinghy (Finn) 9th 240
240


Michel Deville

B. 1946-07-17, Antwerpen, Belgium
Hockey
1968 1972 HP
Men's Team 9th (10th) 130
130


Yves Devillers

B. 1948-08-18, represented France
Sailing
1972 HP
Two Person Keelboat (Tempest) 9th 200
200


Louis Devillié

B. 1905-05-29, from Joinville-le-Pont, represented France
Rowing
1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's Coxless Fours QF 1009
Men's Eights Rep:3rd
1009


Coenraad Wessel de Villiers

B. 1933-03-28, Caledon, South Africa
Wrestling - Freestyle
1956 1960 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) fourth 7th 3000
3000


Armando De Vincentis

B. 1943-10-11, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's Discus Throw QU:nm 15th 15.024
15.024


Harry Devine

B. 1909-05-18, New Haven, Conn., USA; D. 1998-04-29
Boxing (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57.2 kg) bronze 3840
3840


(John) Hunter Devine

B. 1935-12-01, Auchinloch, Scotland, Great Britain
Football
1960 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 45.5
45.5


Patricia Yvonne Devine

B. 1932-04-25, represented Scotland and Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's 200 metres R1:3rd 3.743
3.743


Jacques de Vink

B. 1942-06-15, Leiden, the Netherlands
Volleyball
1964 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Karel De Vis

B. 1937-12-29, Geel, Belgium
Aquatics - Water Polo
1960 1964 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7th 207.25
207.25


Alexandre Devissi

B. 1899-04-03, represented Monaco
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep1 81
81


John Devitt

B. 1937-02-04, Granville, NSW, Australia
Swimming (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
100 m Free-style silver gold 10400
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay gold bronze 2240
12640


(Maria) Rosario de Vivanco Roca

B. 1949-07-03, Lima, Peru
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 1968 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle R1:41st R1:30th 0.010064
Women's 200 metres Freestyle R1:22nd 0.4
0.410064


Roger De Vlaeminck

B. 1947-08-24, Eeklo, Belgium
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's Road Race 18th 3.84
3.84


Alexander "Alex" Devlin

B. 1949-12-12, Edmonton, Alb., Canada
Basketball
1976 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Arthur Donovan "Art" Devlin

B. 1922-09-07, Lake Placid, NY, USA; D. 2004-04-22
Ski Jumping
1952 1956 HP
Men's Individual 15th 21st 15.96
15.96


Harry Devlin

Olympic Competitor nr 2023


(Kerry) Wayne Devlin

B. 1944-07-17, represented Australia
Boxing
1972 1976 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R16 81.371
Men's Light-Middleweight (-71 kg) R1
81.371


Asnoldo Vicente Devonish Romero

B. 1932-06-15, Maracaibo, Venezuela; D. 1997-01-01
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Men's Triple Jump bronze 3840
3840


Frederik "Frits" de Voogt

B. 1927-08-21, Haarlem, the Netherlands
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxless Fours 1Rep:2nd 12.9
12.9


Gérard Devos

B. 1903-08-19, Sint-Andries, Belgium; D. 1972-01-05
Football
1928 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Louis Devoti

B. 1926-08-10, represented France
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Godefroid Devreese

B. 1861-08-19, Kortrijk, Belgium; D. 1941-08-31
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Sculpture - unknown event 5 HC -
-

Entries "Hors Concours", so not a true Olympian.


Joseph de Vrégille

B. 1878-01-03, Reyrieux, France
Equestrianism - Eventing
1920 HP
Three-day Event, Individual dnf 0.125
Three-day Event, Team dnf -
0.125


Frans de Vreng

B. 1898-04-11, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1974-03-13
Cycling - Track (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's Sprint R1:3rd 0.034
Men's Tandem bronze 3200
Men's Team Pursuit QF 430.5
3630.5034


Alida Elisabeth Christina "Ali" de Vries

B. 1914-08-09, Den Helder, the Netherlands; D. 2007-01-21
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Women's 100 metres R1:3rd 10.76
Women's 4x100 metres Relay fifth 250
260.76


Feike de Vries

B. 1943-01-01, Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Aquatics - Water Polo
1968 HP
Men's Team 7th 200
200


Jan de Vries

B. 1896-03-02, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Athletics (1 bronze)
1920 1924 HP
Men's 100 m R1:6th 0.000000013
Men's 200 m R1:3rd 0.00016
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay SF:3rd bronze 708
708.000160013


Michelle de Vries

B. 1961-10-02, represented Australia
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Women's 100 m Backstroke 12th 40
Women's 200 m Backstroke 26th 0.064
Women's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay 8th 64
104.064


(Florence) Patricia Devries

B. 1930-07-06, Fylde, England, Great Britain
Figure Skating
1952 HP
Women's Singles 17th 6
6


Gerard (de) Vries Lentsch

B. 1883-11-23, Nieuwendam, the Netherlands; D. 1973-07-09
Sailing (1 silver)
1928 HP
8 metres Class silver 2000
2000


Willem de Vries Lentsch

B. 1886-09-10, Nieuwendam, the Netherlands; D. 1980-03-06
Sailing (1 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 HP
One Person Dinghy (12-foot) fourth 6160
Two Person Keelboat (Star) bronze
6160


Willem "Wim" de Vries Lentsch, Jr.

B. 1913-05-31, Nieuwendam, the Netherlands; D. 2007-01-27
Sailing
1948 1952 HP
Two-Person Keelboat (Swallow) 11th 105.6
5.5 metres 13th
105.6


Dieudonné Devrindt

B. 1911-12-24, Liège, Belgium; D. 1994-01-31
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:4th 0.00009
Men's 200 metres R1:4th 0.033
0.03309


Arie de Vroet

B. 1918-11-09, Oud-Beijerland, the Netherlands; D. 1999-09-09
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Written 2000-12-17 - last modified 2022-08-01

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