|Men's Welterweight (-67 kg)||R2||1.02|
|Women's Coxless Pairs||gold||bronze||11200|
Twice together with Stoyanka Gruycheva-Kurbatova.
Olympic Competitor nr 1620
|Men's High Jump||QU:15th||15|
|Men's Free Pistol||13th||38.4|
|Women's Individual Combined||34th||QU:34th||-2.16|
|WomMen's Team Combined||bronze||fourth||1040|
|Men's 5000 metres||R1:10th||0.017|
|Men's 10000 metres||12th||40|
B. 1972-11-28, Hamburg, Germany, represented Greece
Track & Field (2 silver)
|Women's Discus Throw||18th||silver||silver||12003.84|
B. 1921-01-09, Budapest, Hungary
Gymnastics (5 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
|Team combined with Portable Apparatus||bronze||gold||2240|
She would have been able to compete in 1940, but war prevented this, and
1944. Then she qualified for London 1948 but injured herself just before
the Games. Still she competed in two Olympics.
Only a weakness on the vault prevented her from winning more honours. In particular, a lapse on the vault made her lose the Overall title at Melbourne to Larissa Latynina.
She was one of several Hungarians who chose not to return to Hungary after the 1956 Games and during the 1960's was the coach of the Israeli team.
B. 1975-01-01, Hagersville, Ont., Canada
Ice Hockey (3 gold, 1 silver)
Member of the Canadian Ice Hockey team that won gold in Salt Lake City, Torino and Vancouver, with silver in Nagano.
Olympic Competitor nr 6621
|Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg)||R1||1.165|
|Men's Road Race, Individual||dnf||8x10-17|
|Men's Road Race, Team||dnf||-|
Olympic Competitor nr 1246
B. 1944-12-24, München, Germany, represented West Germany
Speed Skating (2 gold)
His son and grandsons also won Olympic medals, one of only three families to achieve this. The others being the Gereviches and the Lunde family.
|Men's Large Hill||36th||-3.64|
|Men's 1500 metres||35th||0.0001|
|Men's 5000 metres||30th||0.001|
|Men's 10000 metres||21st||0.64|
|Men's Single Sculls||Rep:2nd||162|
|Men's 110 metres Hurdles||fourth||2400|
|Men's 3000 m Team||fourth||400|
|Men's 800 m||8th||R1:dnf||257.08|
|Men's 1500 m||11th||64|
|Men's Featherweight (-57.2 kg)||QF||861|
|Men's team Hockey||cons:SF||164|
|Men's team Ice Hockey||9th||80|
|Men's 400 m||R1:4th||0.0011|
|Men's 4x400 m Relay||R1:4th||17|
|Men's Featherweight (-62 kg)||12th||60|
|Men's Triple Jump||20th||1.5|
Often called "The Younger" Kelley, to distinguish him from the 1936-48 Olumpian.
|Women's High Jump||9th||240|
|Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon)||20th||1|
|Men's Lightweight (-60 kg)||QF||861|
Olympic Competitor nr 194
Olympic Competitor nr 6407
Olympic Competitor nr 6147
Olympic Competitor nr 6211
|Women's 4 x 100 m Relay||bronze||640|
|Women's Foil, Individual||R1:7th||0.00029|
|Women's 100 metres Freestyle||R1:39th||-3.16|
|Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay||7th||100|
|Men's 30 km||51st||-6.64|
|Men's 50 km||36th||-3.64|
|Women's Coxed Fours||sixth||480|
|Men's 100 metres||QF:5th||2.29|
|Men's 4x100 m Relay||SF:5th||32.5|
|5.5 metres class||15th||8th||666|
|Three Person Keelboat (Dragon)||7th|
Olympic Competitor nr 4425
|Three Person Keelboat (Soling)||24th||0.16|
|Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon)||16th||19th||8|
|Men's 15 kilometres||49th||-5.16|
|Men's 4x10 km Relay||13th||6.4|
A member of the Inuvik Ski Club.
Olympic Competitor nr 6422
Olympic Competitor nr 4630
|Men's Featherweight (-57.2 kg)||R1||4.92|
|Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon)||18th||7th||16th||19th||410.56|
|Men's Single Sculls||SF:2nd||SF:2nd||bronze||6742.45|
|Men's Double Sculls||Rep:4th|
|Men's 50 km Walk||dnf||-3.64|
At the age of 20 he emigrated to Australia and then went back-and-forth to New Zealand
a couple of times. In 1956 he tried to make the Australian Olympic team both as
a hammer thrower and as a boxer. He also won a New Zealand boxing championship and
a New Zealand Rugby championship.
In 1959 he moved to the United States where he considered a boxing career but started running marathons. He won one of the US Olympic trial marathons in 1964, and the 1965 Philadelphia marathon. In 1968 he was a member of the Melrose AA of Boston and he finally made it to the Olympics, representing his native Ireland.
In 1973, he walked 120 miles in Death Valley in 34 hours, 28 hours less than the previous record.
B. 1889-10-04, Philadelphia, PA, USA; D. 1960-06-26
Rowing (3 golds)
The father of Grace, later Princess of Monaco, and John Kelly, Jun., bronze
winner in the skiff in 1956.
The only man to have won two rowing titles on the same day, 1920-08-29 at Antwerp, the single and double sculls (together with Paul Costello).
Also in 1920, Kelly was the centre of controversy at Henley regatta, when he was refused to participate. Officially he was excluded because he was a member of the Vesper boat club of Philadelphia, who had previously (in 1905) infringed on amateur status. But it was also said that he was not considered an amateur because in the opinion of the Henley organizers, no manual labourer (he was a bricklayer) could be considered an amateur. His son did win at Henley in 1947 and 1949.
|Three-day Event, Individual||30th||0.0125|
|Three-day Event, Team||7th||100|
|Women's 100 m Breaststroke||7th||fourth||20th||2001|
|Women's 200 m Breaststroke||7th||12th||440|
|Women's 4 x 100 m Medley Relay||sixth||silver||1160|
|Women's Team combined||8th||128|
|Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon)||18th||2.56|
Olympic Competitor nr 7335
|Men's 3000 m Steeplechase||R1:dnf||1.5|
B. 1972-01-07, Ararat, Australia
Cycking - Track (1 silver, 2 bronze)
|Men's Kayak Fours 1000 m||Rep:4th||Rep:4th||4.32|
|Women's Individual combined||27th||0.04|
|Women's Team combined||9th||40|
|Men's Light−Welterweight (-63 kg)||R3||79.13|
Written 2002-07-24 - last modified 2022-11-18
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