Great Olympians

Biographies - HIL


Hilaret

Olympic Competitor nr 850


Angelika Hilbert

B. 1942-12-03, Berlin, Germany, represented the Federal Republic in 1968
Aquatics - Diving
1964 1968 HP
Women's Springboard 8th 9th 416
416


Auguste Hilbert

B. 1889-08-28, Mamer, Luxembourg; D. 1957-05-22
Bobsleigh
1928 HP
Men's Four/Five 20th 0.75
0.75


Gerhard Hilbrecht

B. 1915-04-02, Walkowitz, Posen, Germany, now Walkowice, Poland; D. 1996-11-01
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Discus Throw QU:ac 3.607
3.607


Rüdiger Hild

B. 1949-04-23, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany, represented West Germany
Volleyball
1972 HP
Men's Team 11th 32
32


Udo Hild

B. 1943-03-18, Mainz, R-P, Germany, represented West Germany
Rowing
1968 1972 HP
Men's Single Sculls fourth 3200
Men's Double Sculls sixth
3200


Josef Hildebrand

B. 1895-05-07, represented Czechoslovakia
Fencing
1936 HP
Men's Foil, Team QF:3rd 22.75
Men's Sabre, Team QF:3rd 22.75
45.5


Jürgen Hildebrand

B. 1948-07-24, Halle (Saale), S-A, Germany, represented East Germany
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Lloyd Augustin Biden Hildebrand

B. 1870-12-25, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1924-04-01
Cycling - Track (1 silver)
1900 HP
Men's Sprint QF:2nd 44.76
Men's 25 km silver 6000
6044.76

Olympic Competitor nr 1524

In most sources he is still referred to as Louis and as a Frenchman, but he was born in London. He lived in France, had married a Frenchwomen, and competed for the French "Cercle des Sports", but he was still a British citizen in 1900, so we have to class him as British.


(Karl) Heinz (Günther) Hildebrandt

B. 1943-02-13, Kaunas, Lithuania, represented Denmark
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team (SF:3rd) 164
164


Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand

B. 1952-09-11, Dörrebach, R-P, Germany, represented West Germany
Athletics - Track and Field (1 bronze)
1976 HP
Men's 5000 metres bronze 2560
2560


Paul Hildgartner

B. 1952-06-08, Bolzano, Italy
Luge (2 gold, 1 silver)
1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 HP
Men's Singles 8th dnf silver gold 10th 16134
Doubles gold 11th - - - 8080
24214


Peter Burke Hildreth

B. 1928-07-08, Bedford, England, Great Britain; D. 2011-02-25
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's 110m Hurdles SF:6th R1:4th QF:5th 103.185
103.185


Will Hildreth

B. 1896, represented British India; D. 1979
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 100 m R1:4th 0.000000072
Men's 200 m R1:dnf 0.0000000036
0.0000000756


Paul Hiles

B. 1948-11-13, represented Bermuda
Sailing
1972 HP
One Person Dinghy (Finn) 15th 15
15


Joseph Hilger

B. 1903, Mensdorf, Luxembourg; D. 1990-03-29
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 100 m R1:3rd 0.00016
Men's 200 m R1:3rd 0.00016
Men's Long Jump 29th 0.024
0.02432


Susanne Hilger

B. 1958-04-18, Rostock, M-V, Germany, represented East Germany
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 100 m Backstroke 18th 2.56
Women's 200 m Backstroke 18th 2.56
5.12


Stepanka Hilgertova

B. 1968-04-10, Praha, Czech Republic
Canoeing, Slalom (2 gold)
1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 HP
K1 gold gold fifth 9th fourth 34875
34875


Hans-Günther "Harry" Hilker

B. 1932-05-15, Duisburg, N-W, Germany; D. 2005-06-12
Aquatics - Water Polo
1956 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Achim Hill

B. 1935-04-01, Köpenick, Berlin, Germany, represented East Germany in 1968; D. 2015-08-04
Rowing (2 silver)
1960 1964 1968 HP
Single Sculls silver silver fifth 14850
14850


Albert George Hill

B. 1889-03-24, Great Britain; D. 1969-01-08
Track & Field (2 gold, 1 silver)
1920 HP
800 m gold 6400
1500 m gold 6400
3000 m Team silver 1000
13800


Arthur Hill

Olympic Competitor nr 5946


Albert Edwin "Bertie" Hill

B. 1927-02-07, Swimbridge, England, Great Britain; D. 2005-08-05
Equestrianism - Eventing (1 gold)
1952 1956 1960 HP
Three-Day Event, Individual 7th 12th 22nd 550.5
Three-Day Event, Team dnf gold fourth 2000.4
2550.9


Brett Cecil Graeme Hill

B. 1944-08-08, Sydney, NSW, Australia; D. 2002-07-05
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Men's 200 metres Butterfly 7th 500
500


Charles Hill

Olympic Competitor nr 5666


Clarence Hill

B. 1951-06-26, represented Bermuda
Boxing (1 bronze)
1976 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+81 kg) bronze 3120
3120


David "Dave" Hill

B. 1952-12-26, Trois-Rivières, Québ., Canada
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's 1500 metres SF:dnf 2.56
2.56


Deborah "Debbie" Hill

B. 1960-06-21, represented Great Britain in 1976 and Zimbabwe in 1980
Aquatics - Swimming & Aquatics - Diving
1976 1980 HP
Women's 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay 11th 16
Women's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay sixth 160
Women's Springboard 14th 16
192

She must have represented Great Britain because of a British passport, since Rhodesia (as the country was called in 1976) had a separate NOC, which was not invited to the games because of apartheid. In 1980, she represented Zimbabwe.


George Edward Bellows Hill

B. 1907-04-24, Boston, Mass., USA; D. 1992-05-07
Figure Skating
1936 HP
Men's Singles 22nd 0.6
Mixed Pairs fifth 1250
1250.6


George Leroy Hill

B. 1901-04-17, Lansford, Penn., USA; D. 1992-01-18
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 200 m fourth 1600
1600


George Neville Hill

Olympic Competitor nr 5885


George Snow Hill

B. 1898-11-13, Munising, Mich., USA; D. 1969-02-03
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting, Paintings HM 779.2
779.2


Harold Heaton "Harry" Hill

B. 1916-05-08, Burnley, England, Great Britain; D. 2009-01-31
Track Cycling (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Team Pursuit bronze 1920
1920


Haydn Henry Clifford Hill

B. 1913-07-04, Creswell, England, Great Britain; D. 1992-11-03
Football
1936 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


James Roy Hill

B. 1930-11-20, Hamilton, New Zealand
Rowing
1956 1960 HP
Men's Single Sculls SF:3rd fourth 3630
3630


James Enoch "Jim" Hill

B. 1929-10-30, Chicago, Ill., USA; D. 2018-08-08
Shooting (1 silver)
1960 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle,  Three Positions 24th 0.16
Men's Small−Bore Rifle,  Prone silver 4000
4000.16


Polly Hill

B. 1900-04-02, Ithaca, NY, USA; D. 1990-02-22
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting ac 2.186
2.186


Ralph Hill

B. 1908-12-26, Klamath Falls, Oreg., USA; D. 1994-10-17
Athletics (1 silver)
1932 HP
Men's 5000 metres silver 4000
4000


Ronald J. "Ron" Hill

B. 1938-09-25, Accrington, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's 10000 metres 18th 7th 402.56
Men's Marathon 19th sixth 962.4
1364.96


Rudolf Hill

B. 1948-03-14, Wien, Austria
Weightlifting
1972 1976 HP
Men's Middle-Heavyweight (-90 kg) dnf 12th 60.384
60.384


Theodora Mary Hill

B. 1946-01-11, Hawera, New Zealand
Artistic Gymnastics
1964 HP
Women's Individual combined 75th -10.10
-10.10


Thomas Lionel "Tom" Hill

B. 1949-11-17, New Orleans, Louis., USA
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1972 HP
Men's 110 m Hurdles bronze 3840
3840


William Hill (1)

from Australia, represented Australasia

Olympic Competitor nr 3383


William Hill (2)

B. 1945-06-11, represented Hong Kong; D. 2020-07-27
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 200 metres R1:8th -7.91
Men's 400 metres R1:44th -4.16
0.000016091


William Arthur Hill

B. 1896-10-31, London, England, Great Britain
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 100 m SF:5th 130
Men's 200 m QF:3rd 31.12
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay fourth 400
561.12


Julius Hillemann-Jensen

Olympic Competitor nr 3356


Fritte Hillén

B. 1893-05-19, Göteborg, Sweden; D. 1977-11-07
Football (1 bronze)
1920 1924 HP
Men's Team CR1 bronze 1384
1384


Willem Hendrik "Willy" Hillen

B. 1943-04-22, Winterswijk, the Netherlands
Shooting
1972 1976 HP
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone 17th 64th 4.0000000016
4.0000000016


Pieter Hillense

Olympic Competitor nr 2069


Bernd Hiller

B. 1942-02-26, Berlin, Germany, represented East Germany
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team 8th 128
128


Jean-André Hilleret

Olympic Competitor nr 653


Alex Hillhouse

B. 1907-03-31, Melbourne, Vict., Australia; D. 1983
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's 5000 metres 10th 100
100


Arvo Juhani Hilli

B. 1930-08-04, Padasjoki, Finland
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 400m Hurdles QF:4th 21.75
21.75


Robert Hilliard

B. 1904-04-07, Moyeitragh, Ireland, then part of Great Britain; D. 1937-02-22
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-53.5 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Beatrice Hill-Lowe

Olympic Competitor nr 4043


Dennis Hillman

B. 1933-04-06, Birmingham, England, Great Britain
Weightlifting
1960 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+90 kg) 15th 15
15


Harry Livingston Hillman Jr.

B. 1881-09-08, USA; D. 1945-08-09
Track and Field (3 gold, 1 silver)
1904 1906 1908 HP
400 m gold fourth 6000
110 m Hurdles comp. 134.0
200 m Hurdles gold 4800
400 m Hurdles gold silver 9300
14400 1334.0 4500 20234

At St Louis, Hillman tripped one hurdle in the 400 m, which meant that his time of 53 sec could not be counted as a world record (the record stood at 57.2 sec since 1891). To which it must be added that the race was run over too low hurdles (76 cm in stead of the normal 92!).
Hillman developed the modern hurdle (L-shaped) to replace the T-shape.
The final of the 400m flat was run with all 13 competitors.

Olympic Competitor nr 1993


Georg Otto Hillmar

B. 1876-10-10, Berlin, Germany; D. 1911-12-12
Artistic Gymnastics (2 gold)
1896 HP
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 Pommelled Horse ac 132.1
3587.19

Olympic Competitor nr 120


Ralph Hills

B. 1902-01-19, Washington, DC, USA; D. 1977-09-20
Athletics (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Shot Put bronze 3840
3840


George Hillyard

Olympic Competitor nr 3147


Boujemaa Hilmann

B. 1946, Marrakech, Morocco
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) R1 1.786
1.786


Khalil Amin Hilmi

B. 1909, Beirut, Lebanon; D. 2004-07-17
Shooting
1948 1952 HP
Men's Rapid−fire Pistol 57th 0.00000006
Men's Free Pistol 50th 46th 0.0000111
0.00001116


Augustin Hilti

B. 1896-10-13, Schaan, Liechtenstein; D. 1955
Shooting
1936 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle 44th 0.000024
0.000024


Michael Beckwith Hiltner

B. 1941-03-07, Los Angeles, Cal., USA
Cycling - Road
1960 1964 HP
Men's Road Race 24th 100th 0.24
Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial 11th 20th 48.75
48.99


Leonard Lane "Len" Hilton

B. 1947-09-28, Hillsboro, Texas, USA; D. 2000-07-03
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:41st -4.64
0.000064


Reino Jaakko Matias Hiltunen

B. 1924-11-16, Helsinki, Finland
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Triple Jump 9th 240
240


Written 2001-01-17 - last modified 2022-08-06

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