Great Olympians

Biographies - FOR


Ovidiu Forai

B. 1919-06-15, Craiova, Romania; D. 1979-07-26
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1952 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-79 kg) 8th 384
384


Peter Foran

from Dublin, represented Ireland
Boxing
1948 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Frank Forberger

B. 1943-03-05, Meißen, Sachsen, Germany, represented East Germany; D. 1998-09-30
Rowing (2 gold)
1968 1972 HP
Men's Coxless Fours gold gold 9600
9600


Clifton Forbes

B. 1946-02-18, represented Jamaica; D. 2010-03-01
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 400 metres QF:5th 2.29
Men's 4x100 m Relay fourth 400
402.29


David John Oliver Forbes

B. 1934-01-26, represented Australia
Sailing (1 gold)
1968 1972 1976 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) sixth gold 8864
Three−Person Keelboat (Soling) 11th
8864


I.N. Forbes

Olympic Competitor nr 1867

(*) team roster not certainly known)


Irene Forbes Pérez

B. 1949-04-03, La Habana, Cuba; D. 2014-06-14
Fencing
1972 HP
Women's Foil, Team R1:3rd 68
68


James Ricardo "Jim" Forbes

B. 1952-07-18, Fort Rucker, Alab., USA
Basketball (1 silver)
1972 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Norene Forbes

B. 1914-07-24, Los Angeles, Cal., USA; D. 2004-06-15
Swimming
1932 HP
Women's 400m Freestyle sixth 640
640


Henri César "Enrico" Forcella Pellicioni

B. 1907-10-18, Monaco, represented Venezuela; D. 1989-10-25
Shooting (1 bronze)
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle,  Prone bronze 15th 2570.000016
Small−Bore Rifle,  Prone 44th
2570.000016


Sigurd Forchhammer

B. 1906-04-18, Neu-Isenburg, Germany, represented Denmark; D. 1981-03-12
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Sculpture ac 5.34
5.34


A. V. Ford

Olympic Competitor nr 3585


Alan Robert Ford

B. 1923-12-07, Panamá, Panama (Canal Zone), represented the USA; D. 2008-11-03
Aquatics - Swimming (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle silver 4000
4000


(Michael) Anthony Ford

B. 1939-05-19, represented Great Britain
Weightlifting
1972 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 13th 38.4
38.4


Arthur Ford

B. 1903, represented Australia
Wrestling - Freestyle
1928 HP
Bantamweight (-56 kg) R1 492
492


Bernard William "Bernie" Ford

B. 1952-08-03, Woking, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 1980 HP
Men's 10000 metres 8th 256
Men's Marathon dnf -10.24
256


Dennis George Ford

B. 1931-02-03, East London, South Africa; D. 2009-01-01
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 1956 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle R1:36th R1:20th 1.00064
Men's 400 metres Freestyle SF:17th 4
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle R1:18th 2.56
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay 7th 8th 164
171.56064


Gilbert "Gib" Ford

B. 1931-09-14, Tulia, Texas, USA
Basketball (1 gold)
1956 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Howard Ford

B. 1905-12-18, Hawarden, Wales, Great Britain; D. 1986-03-28
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's Decathlon dnf 0.000384
0.000384


Michelle Jan Ford

B. 1962-07-15, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Aquatics - Swimming (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Women's 200 m Freestyle 16th - 6.4
Women's 400 m Freestyle - fourth 1600
Women's 800 m Freestyle - gold 6400
Women's 200 m Butterfly 16th bronze 2566.4
10572.8


Philip Jackson "Phil" Ford, Jr.

B. 1956-02-09, Rocky Mound, NC, USA
Basketball (1 gold)
1976 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Reginald "Reggie" Ford

B. 1953-06-11, Georgetown, Guyana; D. 2021-02-02
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Light-Middleweight (-71 kg) R1 1.088
1.088


Ronald Keith Ford

B. 1942-09-07, represented Australia
Judo
1964 HP
Men's Lightweight (-68 kg) R1:3nd 2.241
2.241


Colin Recardo Forde

B. 1949-09-16, represented Barbados
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1968 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.24
Men's Individual Pursuit R1:22nd 0.6
0.6


Hugh Forde

B. 1936-01-31, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Great Britain
Football
1960 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 45.5
45.5


Lorna C. Forde

B. 1952-06-24, represented Barbados
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Women's 100 metres R1:35th -2.10
Women's 400 metres SF:7th 0.057
Women's 4x400 m Relay R1:7th 5.2
5.258


Anne Louise "Anna" Forder

B. 1951-05-25, Oshawa, Ont., Canada
Figure Skating
1968 HP
Mixed Pairs 16th 8
8


Fritz Förderer

Olympic Competitor nr 5348


William "Billy" Fordjour

B. 1948-03-26, represented Ghana
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:64th -8.16
0.0000000016


Alberto Forelli López

B. 1946-07-17, Córdoba, Argentina
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Men's 100 metres Breaststroke 7th 400
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:25th 0.1
Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay R1:10th 25
425.1


George Edward Foreman

B. 1949-01-10, Marshall, Texas, USA
Boxing (1 gold)
1968 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+81 kg) gold 9600
9600


Joseph F. "Joe" Foreman

B. 1935-05-19, Toronto, Ont. Canada; D. 1999-04-18
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's 200 metres R1:4th 0.00016
Men's 4x100m Relay R1:4th 3.625
3.62516


Paul Foreman

B. 1939-01-25, Kingston, Jamaica, represented the West Indies Federation
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's Long Jump 12th 60
60


Jacques Forestier

B. 1890-07-27, Aix-les-Bains, France; D. 1978-03-17
Rugby (1 silver)
1920 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Fransiek Forgács

B. 1891-09-25, Bratislava, Slovakia, competed for Hungary

Olympic Competitor nr 5570


Robert Forget

B. 1955-01-15, Montréal, Québ., Canada; D. 2005-12-20
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's High Jump QU:32nd -2.60
0.006


Wilfrid Forgues

B. 1969-12-22, Tarbes, France
Canoeing, Slalom (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 HP
Men's Canadian Doubles bronze gold 7th 11700
11700


Robert Norman "Bob" Forhan

B. 1936-03-27, Newmarket, Ont., Canada; D. 2018-06-03
Ice Hockey (1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Men's Team silver fourth 2800
2800


Toril Marit Førland

B. 1954-04-26, Oslo, Norway
Alpine Skiing
1972 HP
Women's Downhill 11th 64
Women's Giant Slalom 17th 4
Women's Slalom 9th 160
228


Giuseppe Forlivesi

B. 1894-03-28, Cerea, Italy; D. 1971-01-03
Football
1920 HP
Men's Team (sixth) 320
320


Formal

represented France
Equestrianism - Miscelaneous
1920 HP
Voltige, Individual 12th 50
50

Early sources indicated there were two competitors with this name, one described as "Quartermaster" and one as "Soldier". But newspaper sources indicate there is only one athlete, and he finished 12th.


Formal

represented France
Equestrianism - Miscelaneous
1920 HP
Voltige, Individual 13th 32
32

Athlete no longer recognised as real.


John Charles Forman

B. 1925-04-27, Jackson, Miss., USA; D. 1998-02-24
Shooting
1956 HP
Men's Rapid−Fire Pistol 13th 38.4
38.4


Martin Formanack

Olympic Competitor nr 1902


(María) Margerita Formeiro

B. 1944-10-31, from Buenos Aires, represented Argentina
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Women's 100 metres R1:7th -3.17
Women's 4x100 metres Relay R1:5th 32.5
32.50017


Okkie Formenoij

B. 1899-03-16, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1977-02-14
Football
1924 HP
Men's Football fourth 800
800


Ernesto Formenti

B. 1927-08-02, Seregno, Italy; D. 1989-10-05
Boxing (1 gold)
1948 HP
Men's Featherweight (-58 kg) gold 9600
9600


Sergio Formenti

B. 1928-10-11, Genova, Italy
Hockey
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 26
26


José Fórmica

Olympic Competitor nr 1492


Ivar Formo

B. 1951-06-26, Oslo, Norway
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Men's 15 km bronze fifth 3560
Men's 30 km 11th 64
Men's 50 km gold 6400
Men's 4 x 10 km Relay silver silver 2000
12024


Angelo Fornaciari

Olympic Competitor nr 2652


Bogusław Fornalczyk

B. 1937-06-03, Jaworznik, Poland
Cycling - Road
1960 HP
Men's Road Race 11th 96
Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial 10th 75
171


Dag Fornæss

B. 1948-06-30, Hamar, Norway
Speed Skating
1972 HP
Men's 1500 metres 13th 25.6
Men's 10000 metres 13th 25.6
51.2


Abraham Ramón Fornés Abelardo

B. 1939-09-21, represented Puerto Rico
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's Marathon 55th -6.15
0.00000015


Chris Forney

Olympic Competitor nr 1957


Giovanni Forni

represented Italy
Tug-of-War
1920 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Giacomo Fornoni

B. 1939-12-26, Gromo, Italy; D. 2016-09-26
Cycling - Road (1 gold)
1960 HP
Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial gold 4800
4800


Judy Forras

B. 1932-11-22, Melbuorne, Vict., Australia
Alpine Skiing
1964 HP
Women's Downhill 42nd -4.40
Women's Giant Slalom 40th -3.10
Women's Slalom dnf -5.64
0.0001464


Tomás Mario Forray

B. 1950-11-06, represented Argentina
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Coxless Fours Rep:3rd 10.88
10.88


Hans Forrer

B. 1929-04-08, Wildhaus, Switzerland; D. 2017-07-31
Alpine Skiing
1956 HP
Men's Downhill 13th 25.6
25.6


Willi Forrer

B. 1935-07-03, Wildhaus, Switzerland
Alpine Skiing
1960 HP
Men's Downhill fourth 1600
Men's Giant Slalom 20th 1
Men's Slalom dnf -8.26
1601


Henry Forrest

B. 1894-12-03, Blackburn, England, Great Britain; D. 1948-10-04
Fencing
1928 HP
Men's Sabre, Team R1:3rd 22.75
22.75


William Ronald "Bil" Forrester, Jr.

B. 1957-12-03, Darby, Penn., USA8
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1976 HP
Men's 200 m Butterfly bronze 2560
2560


Helge Bernhard Forsberg

B. 1920-11-13, Pyhlää, Finland; D. 1994-02-11, Kotka
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Coxed Fours QF:2nd 127.5
127.5


Osrik Ingvald Forsberg

B. 1912-09-26, Pyhlää, Finland; D. 1994-02-11, Kotka
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Coxed Fours QF:2nd 127.5
127.5


Wilhelm Forsberg

Olympic Competitor nr 6925


(Anders) Ruben Forsblom

B. 1931-06-24, Porvoo, Finland
Cycling - Road
1952 HP
Men's Road Race dnf 8x10-19
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
8x10-19


Sten Forselius

B. 1890-12-03, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1937-01-31
Shooting
1924 HP
Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol 30th 0.015
0.015


Harry Forsell

B. 1907-10, São Paulo, Brazil; D. 2006-09-15
Swimming
1932 HP
Men's 200m Breasttroke R1:6th 6
6


Joe Forshaw

Olympic Competitor nr 3107


Oskar Forsman

Olympic Competitor nr 6847


Bo Erik Örjan Forssander

B. 1942-08-02, Hässleholm, Sweden
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles SF:5th SF:sixth R1:29th 1155.024
1155.024


Carl Otto Forssell

B. 1917-10-25, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 2005-11-28
Fencing (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Épée, Individual QF:6th 8th SF:6th 385.0034
Men's Épée, Team bronze silver R1:3rd 1708
2093.0034


Sven Forssman

Olympic Competitor nr 3854


Eino Forsström

Olympic Competitor nr 3752


Jochen Förster

B. 1942-11-07, Zwickau, Sachsen, Germany, represented East Germany
Canoeing - Slalom
1972 HP
Men's Canadian Singles fourth 2400
2400


Max Forster

B. 1934-11-03, Hugelstofen, Switzerland
Bobsleigh
1968 HP
Two−Man 10th 125
125


Neil Milward Forster

B. 1927-05-29, London, England, Great Britain; D. 2006-11-08
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Stefan Förster

B. 1950-10-17, Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany, represented East Germany
Boxing
1972 1976 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R16 QF 940.13
940.13


Förstner Klára

B. 1942-04-29, Budapest, Hungary
Artistic Gymnastics
1960 HP
Women's Individual Combined 34th 0.0016
Women's Team Combined 7th 100
100.0016


Charles Forsyth

Olympic Competitor nr 4463


William Forsyth

Olympic Competitor nr 6608


Renato "Rene" Fortaleza

B. 1954-10-30, represented the Philippines
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) PrR -2.29
0.0029


Reynaldo "Rey" Fortaleza

B. 1957-12-26, represented the Philippines
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) QF 861
861

He was free in the preliminary round, and his first round opponent and both possible second-round opponents were africans, which meant he was in the quarterfinal without any fights. He lost.


Ricardo Mendoza "Ric" Fortaleza

B. 1951-04-18, Malate, the Philippines
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R1 1.02
1.02


Miroslav Forte

B. 1911-10-24, Trbovlje, Slovenia, then part of Austria, represented Yugoslavia
Gymnastics
1936 HP
Men's Individual combined (6 apparatuses) 46th -
Men's Team combined sixth 160
Men's Floor Exercise 64th
Men's Vault 16th 1.6
Men's Parallel Bars 51st -
Men's Horizontal Bar 74th -
Men's Rings 41st -
Men's Pommeled Horse 46th -
161.6


Osvaldo Alberto Forte

B. 1919-06-01, represented Argentina
Weightlifting
1948 1952 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) fifth 7th 2100
2100


Joseph Cephis "Joe" Fortenberry

B. 1911-04-01, Slidell, Texas, USA; D. 1993-06-03
Basketball (1 gold)
1936 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Enrique Fortes La Rosa

B. 1947-12-22, represented Cuba
Volleyball
1972 HP
Men's Team 10th 50
50


Felisberto Gonçalves de Sousa Naia Fortes

B. 1927-12-13, from Aveiro, represented Portugal; D. 2013-09-21
Rowing
1948 1952 HP
Men's Eights SF:2nd Rep:3rd 550.4
550.4


Gé Fortgens

Olympic Competitor nr 5280


Roger Fortin

B. 1951-10-27, Montréal, Québ., Canada
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-81 kg) R1 11.69
11.69


Riccardo Fortini

B. 1957-04-03, Ponte e Signa, Italy; D. 2009-08-29
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's High Jump QU:32nd -2.60
0.006


Hans Fortmüller

B. 1949-04-24, represented Austria
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs Rep:4th 3.4
3.4


Rosie Pamela Fortna

B. 1946-12-18, Filadelfia, Italy, represented the USA
Alpine Skiing
1968 HP
Women's Slalom dnf -5.16
0.0000016


Dirk Fortuin

B. 1901-07-14, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1986-11-24
Rowing
1924 HP
Men's Coxed Fours FI:dns 750
750


Rafael Emilio Fortún Chacón

B. 1919-08-05, Camagüey, Cuba; D. 1982-06-22
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's 100 m SF:5th SF;4th 458
Men's 200 m SF:6th SF:4th 380
Men's 4x100 m Relay SF:4th 82
920


Wojciech Fortuna

B. 1952-08-06, Zakopane, Poland
Ski Jumping (1 gold)
1972 HP
Men's Normal Hill sixth 640
Men's Large Hill gold 6400
7040


Frederick Joseph "Fred" Fortune, Jr.

B. 1921-04-01, Lake Placid, NY, USA; D. 1994-20-04
Bobsleigh (1 bronze)
1948 1952 HP
Men's Two bronze 7th 3700
3700


Georgi Fortunov

B. 1957-09-09, represented Bulgaria
Cycling - Road
1976 HP
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 12th 30
30


Joan Fortuny i Vidal

B. 1946-05-12, Barcelona, Spain
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 1968 HP
Men's 200 metres Individual Medley R1:14th 16
Men's 400 metres Individual Medley R1:24th 0.24
Men's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay R1:10th 25
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay R1:14th R1:12th 14
55.24


Czesław Foryś

B. 1905-05-10, Bochnia, Poland, then part of Austria; D. 1966-02-24
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 1500 m R1:6th 0.0027
0.0027


Written 2000-12-17 - last modified 2022-09-01

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