Great Olympians

Biographies - GEN


Frankie Genaro

B. 1901-08-26, New York, NY, USA; D. 1966-12-27
Bowing (1 gold)
1920 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) gold 9600
9600


Antonio "Tony" Genato

B. 1929-06-09, from Manila, represented the Philippines
Basketball
1952 1956 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 7th 245.5
245.5


Ali Gençay

B. 1905-02-02, İstanbul, Turkey, then part of the Ottoman Empire; D. 1957-03-28
Football
1924 HP
Men's Football R1 0.85
0.85


Harry Genders

B. 1890-01-05, Birmingham, England, Great Britain; D. 1971-02-07
Cycling - Road
1920 HP
Men's Road Race 9th 200
Men's Road Race, Team dnf 16
216


Gendgeegiin Batmönkh

B. 1944-08-10, Khövsgöl, Mongolia
Cross-Country Skiing
1968 HP
Men's 15 km 52nd -6.40
Men's 30 km 56th -7.64
0.000000464


Aleksandr Afanasyevich Gendrikson

B. 1954-08-30, Vladivostok, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Diving
1972 HP
Men's Platform 12th 40
40

The MADMen call this athlete Kazakh, but without any justificaation. I stick with Russian.


Ahmed Kadry Genena

B. 1935-07-17, represented the United Arab Republic (Egypt)
Shooting
1964 HP
Men's Single Trap 38th -3.38
0.000384


Martha Ludowika Genenger

B. 1911-11-11, Krefeld, N-W, Germany; D. 1995-08-01
Aquatics - Swimming (1 silver)
1936 HP
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke silver 6000
6000


Norman General

B. 1893-10-18, Ohsweken, Ont., Canada
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Marathon 22nd 0.6
0.6


George Patrick Genereux

B. 1935-03-01, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada; D. 1989-04-10
Shooting (1 gold)
1952 HP
Trap gold 9600
9600


(Knut) Ivar (Lennart) Genesjö

B. 1931-01-24, Södra Sandsjö, Sweden; D. 2020-07-15
Fencing
1964 HP
Men's Épée, Team fourth 400
400


Patrick Genestier

B. 1954-06-01, represented France
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1976 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 1000 metres SF:5th 17.2
17.2


Paul Louis Marcel Genevay

B. 1939-01-21, La-Côte-Saint-André, France
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1960 1964 HP
Men's 200 metres SF:6th SF:5th 182
Men's 4x100 metres Relay R1:dnf bronze 640.68
822.68


Paul Clément Genève

B. 1925-07-30, Pommiers-La-Placette, France; D. 2017-12-03
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's Marathon 35th 0.0015
0.0015


Aurelio Genghini

B. 1907-10-01, San Giovanni, Italy; D. 2001-09-11
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 0.000000096
0.000000096


Paolo Gennari

B. 1908-09-11, Piacenza, Italy; D. 1968-01-29
Rowing (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Men's Coxless Fours bronze 1920
1920


Georgios Gennimatas

B. 1877, Laconia, Greece
Athletics - Track & Field
1896 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:ac 42.6
42.6

Olympic Competitor nr 18


Daniel Genon

B. 1903-07-16, represented Belgium
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg) QF 861
861


Lucien Genot

B. 1901-04-20, Maidières, France
Shooting
1948 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle 24th 0.24
0.24


Armand Genoud

B. 1930-07-06, represented Switzerland
Cross-Country Skiing
1956 HP
Men's 30 kilometres 41st 0.000064
0.000064


Frankie Genovese

B. 1915-11-25, Toronto, Ont., Canada; D. 1998-02-19
Boxing
1932 HP
Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg) QF 861
861


Judi Ann Genovesi

B. 1957-06-21, Manchester, Conn., USA
Figure Skating
1976 HP
Ice Dancing 15th 12.5
12.5


Pietro Genovesi

B. 1902-06-27, Bologna, Italy; D. 1980-08-05
Football (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Josef Genschieder

B. 1915-02-04, Wien, Austria; D. 1943-04-03
Track Cycling
1936 HP
Men's Team Pursuit 10th 75
75


Richard Genserowski

Olympic Competitor nr 1100


Roberto Genta

B. 1907-03, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's 200 metres SF:6th 52
52


Robert Steven "Steve" Genter

B. 1951-01-04, Artesia, Cal., USA
Aquatics - Swimming (1 gold, 2 silver)
1972 HP
Men's 200 m Freestyle silver 4000
Men's 400 m Freestyle silver 4000
Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay gold 1600
9600

Genter finished third in the final of the 400 metres Freestyle. When Rick DeMont was subsequently disqualified for doping, Genter was offered the silver medal, which he refused. He still has the bronze medal.


Lee Gentil

B. 1934-12-22, represented Puerto Rico
Sailing
1968 1972 1976 HP
One−Person Dinghy (Finn) 26th 16.352
Three−Person Keelboat (Soling) 23rd
5.5 Metres Class 14th
16.352


Pierre Gentil

Olympic Competitor nr 5095


Giuseppe Gentile

B. 1943-09-04, Roma, Italy
Athletics (1 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
Men's Triple Jump bronze QU:16th 3849.6
3849.6

In the qualifications in Mexico, he set a new World Record. The next day, in the final, he bettered his mark. That was only enough for bronze, as his new mark was bettered four times, by two different jumpers.


Mario Gentili

B. 1913-01-31, Prato, Italy; D. 1999-01-19
Track Cycling (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Team Pursuit silver 3000
3000


Jimmy Gentle

B. 1904-07-21, Dorchester, Mass., USA; D. 1981-04-06
Hockey (1 bronze)
1932 1936 HP
Men's Team bronze R1 1321
1321


Randhir Singh Gentle

B. 1922-09-22, India; D. 1981-09-25
Hockey (3 gold)
1948 1952 1956 HP
team gold gold gold 19200
19200

An outstanding full-back for India, Independent SC (Delhi). He was also a remarkable scorer of penalties. At Melbourne, he deputised as captain in the absense of Balbir Singh, and he scored six goals including the decisive goal in the final against Pakistan.
In his autobiography, Balbir describes Gentle as "one who towered above the rest with his hard and yet clean tackling".
On retiring he proved an outstanding coach and prepared national teams in India, Malaya and Spain. He was the coach of the Uganda Olympic hockey team in 1972.
He also became an international umpire.


(Robert) Forbes Gentleman

B. 1923-08-28, from Motherwell, Scotland, represented Great Britain; D. 2005-10
Aquatics - Water Polo
1948 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 5.38
5.38


Inga Gentzel

B. 1908-04-24, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1991-01-01
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Women's 800 m bronze 3840
Women's 4 x 100 m Relay R1:4th 82
3922


Angelo Genuin

B. 1939-10-21, Falcade, Italy
Cross-Country Skiing
1964 HP
Men's 50 kilometres dnf -4.64
0.000064


Eddie Genung

B. 1908-02-15, Seattle, Wash., USA; D. 1986-05-02
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's 800 metres fourth 1600
1600


León Genuth Hejt

B. 1931-08-05, Entre Rios, Argentina
Freestyle Wrestling
1952 HP
Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) sixth 960
960


Harald Genzmer

B. 1909-02-09, Blumnethal, S-H, Germany; D. 2007-12-16
Art Competitions (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Music - Compositions for Solo or Chorus bronze 2560
2560


Written 2001-02-04 - last modified 2022-08-18

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