Great Olympians

Biographies - FLA


Ottorino Flaborea

B. 1940-03-05, Concordia Sagittaria, Italy
Basketball
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Team fifth 8th fourth 1570.8
1570.8


Thomas Flach

B. 1956-06-03, Potsdam, Brand., Germany, represented the German Democratic Republic in 1988
Sailing (2 gold)
1988 1992 1996 HP
Three-person Keelboat (Soling) gold fourth gold 21600
21600

Together with Bernd Jäkel and Jochen Schümann.


Fritz Flachberger

B. 1912-02-18, Salzburg, Austria; D. 1992-07-29
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's High Jump QU:23rd 0.384
0.384


Raymond Flacher

B. 1903-10-24, Paris, France; D. 1969-09-04
Fencing (1 silver)
1928 HP
Men's Foil, Team silver 1000
1000


Herb Flack

B. 1913-06-29, Penetanguishene, Ont., Canada; D. 1995
Speed Skating
1932 HP
Men's 1500 m R1:4th 68
68


Robert Henry Thach

previously listed as R.H. Flack

Olympic Competitor nr 2245


Edwin Harold "Teddy" Flack

B. 1873-11-05, London, England, UK, emigrated as an infant to Australia; D. 1935-01-10 in Australia
Athletics - Track & Field & Tennis (3 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze)
1896 HP
Men's 800 m gold 6400
Men's 1500 m gold 6400
Men's Marathon dnf 150
Men's Men's Singles 1st rd 65.94
Men's Men's Doubles bronze 1920
14395.94

Although he competed in both tennis tournaments, he never won a single match.
He lived from 1895 to 1899 in London, so his trip to Athina did not take as long as could be expected for an Australian. He should be classed as an Australian though, since that is where he grew up and lived out his life. That is important, as without him, Australia cannot claim to have been present at every summer olympics.

Olympic Comptitor nr 21


Helge Fladby

B. 1894-12-08, oslo, Norway; D. 1971-07-18
Cycling - Road
1920 HP
Men's Road Race 28th 0.032
Men's Road Race, Team 8th 64
64.032


Claude Louis Joseph Flahault

B. 1923-07-09, Gravelines, France; D. 2015-09-03
Sailing
1956 HP
Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Sharpie) 8th 320
320


Flahaut

Olympic Competitor nr 663


John "Jack" Flaherty

from Manchester, represented Great Britain
Gymnastics
1948 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 98th -
Men's Team All-Around 12th 10
Men's Floor Exercise 111th -
Men's Horse Vault 117th -
Men's Parallel Bars 95th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 30th 0.0025
Men's Rings 63rd -
Men's Pommeled Horse 88th -
10.0025


Eric Flaim

B. 1967-03-09, Pembroke, Mass., USA
Speed Skating (1 silver) & Short Track (1 silver)
Speed Skating 1988 1992 1994 1998 HP
1000 m fourth 16th 1604.8
1500 m silver 24th 4000.12
5000 m fourth sixth 2080
10000 m fourth 1600
Short Track 1988 1992 1994 1998 9284.92
500 m 25th 0.075
1000 m 10th 75
5000 m Relay silver sixth 910
985.075
10269.995


Christiane Flamand

B. 1955-05-08, represented Switzerland
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay 14th 4
4


Firmin Flamand

Olympic Competitor nr 7363


Salvador Flamenco Cabezas

B. 1947-07-28, San Salvador, El Salvador
Football
1968 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Léon Flameng

B. 1877-04-30, Paris, France; D. 1917-01-02
Cycling - Track (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1896 HP
Men's Sprint bronze 2560
Men's Time Trial, 333m fifth 1000
Men's 10000 m silver 4000
Men's 100 km gold 6400
13960

Olympic Competitor nr 100


Claudie Henriette Flament

B. 1930-04-21, Paris, France; D. 2016-02-09
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's 80m Hurdles SF:6th 78
78


Léon Flament

B. 1906-05-26, from Bruxelles, represented Belgium
Rowing (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs bronze 3200
3200


Elvidio Dario Flamini Alliévi

B. 1925-01-03, Las Rosasa, Argentina
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1948 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) fifth 1500
1500


Jean Flammang

B. 1905-03-09, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; D. 1990-10-01
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57.2 kg) R1 1.991
1.991


Jim Flanagan

Olympic Competitor nr 1916


John Jesus Flanagan

B. 1868-01-28, Limerick, Ireland, emigrated to and competed for the USA; D. Ireland, 1938-04-04
Athletics & Tug-of-War (3 gold, 1 silver)
1900 1904 1908 bonus HP
Hammer Throw gold gold gold 24000 48000
56-lb Weight Throw silver 3000
Discus Throw 7th fourth 2520
Discus Throw, freestyle 9th
10200 12000 7320 24000 53520
Tug of War (*) fifth 375
53895

The father of modern hammer throwing, Flanagan raised the world record in sixteen installments from 44.47m in Ireland in 1895(°) to 56.20m in 1909 after emigrating to the United States. His best Olympic record (1908) was 51.92m. He was fourth in the discus at St.Louis and second in throwing the 56-lb weight.
(*) He also helped the USA to second or third place in the tug-of-war in 1900, but this medal is disputed, as it appears that spectators helped the American team. Apparently the Americans only competed hors-concours against the winners, since they could not free themselves from the Discus competition, which was conducted at the same time. He took fifth place in the same event in 1908.
(°) Hammer throwing was not yet an Olympic event in 1896, so he was prevented from a possible fourth gold medal.

Olympic Competitor nr 786


Matt Flanagan

Boxing B. 1900, Kildare, Ireland, then part of Great Britain
1928 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+79.4 kg) R1 195
195


Pat Flanagan

Olympic Competitor nr 2068


Ralph Flanagan

B. 1918-12-14, Los Alamitos, Cal., USA; D. 1988-02-08
Swimming (1 silver)
1932 1936 HP
Men's 400m Freestyle fourth 1600
Men's 1500m Freestyle SF:5th fifth 1130
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay silver 1000
3730


Roger Flanders

B. 1901-02-03, Lancaster, NH, USA; D. 1965-07-13
Freestyle Wrestling
1924 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+87 kg) QF 492
492


Frederick Joseph "Fred" Flannery

B. 1924-03-30, Melbourne, Vict., Australia
Wrestling - Freestyle
1956 HP
Men's Flyweight (-52 kg) 10th 150
150


Vaughn Flannery

B. 1898-10-06, Louisville, Kent., USA; D. 1955-12-25
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting ac 2.186
2.186


Eduard Flaquer i Vázquez

B. 1894-09-04, Barcelona, Spain; D. 1951-08-18
Tennis
1924 HP
Men's Singles R2 0.00027
Men's Doubles R3 39.56
Mixed Doubles QF 430.5
470.06027


Michael Harold "Mike" Flater

B. 1950-01-22, Evanston, Ill., USA
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Flat Iron

Olympic Competitor nr 1826


Alfred Flatow

B. 1869-10-03, Danzig (now Gdańsk in Poland), represented Germany; D. 1942-12-28
Artistic Gymnastics (3 gold, 1 silver)
1896 HP
Men's Horse Vault ac 89.83
Men's Parallel Bars gold 1600
Men's Parallel Bars, Team gold 1600
Men's Horizontal Bar silver 1000
Men's Horizontal Bar, Team gold 1600
Men's Rings ac 152.8
Men's Pommelled Horse ac 132.1
6174.73

Olympic Competitor nr 118


Gustav Felix Flatow

B. 1875-01-07, Berent (now Kościerzyna in Poland), represented Germany; D. 1945-01-29
Artistic Gymnastics (2 gold)
1896 1900 HP
Men's Individual combined 102nd -16.60
Men's Horse Vault ac 89.83
Men's Parallel Bars ac 33.16
Men's Parallel Bars, Team gold 1600
Men's Horizontal Bar ac 132.1
Men's Horizontal Bar, Team gold 1600
Men's Rings ac 152.8
Men's Pommelled Horse ac 132.1
3740.99

Olympic Competitor nr 119


Günter Flauger

B. 1936-08-09, Klingenthal, Sachsen, Germany
Nordic Combined
1960 HP
Men's Individual 13th 38.4
38.4


Alfred Flaxman

Olympic Competitor nr 3734


Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2022-07-31

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