Kie - Kil - Kim - Kin - Kip - Kir - Kis - Kit - Kiy - Kiz
Swimming (1 silver, 2 bronze)
|200 m Free-style||bronze||-||fourth||4576|
|400 m Free-style||fifth||fourth||15th||2610|
|800 m Free-style||9th||fourth||-||1760|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||qual.||-||qual.||128|
|4 x 200 m Free-style Relay||silver||bronze||1640|
Figure Skating (2 silver)
In 1956 with Franz Ningel, in 1960 and 1964 with Hans-Jürgen Bäumler.
B. 1943-08-30, St Cloud, Alsace, France
Alpine Skiing (3 gold)
Killy emulated the feat of Toni Sailer from 1956,
but with far less conviction, winning the Slalom and Giant Slalom by less
than a tenth of a second. The slalom victory, furthermore, came after some
controversy. Austrian Karl Schranz was given a second chance after claiming
he was hindered by an official, and finished with a better time. hours later,
a jury ruled that his claim to a second race had been invalid, as he had
missed a gate before being hindered.
Killy introduced the style of using the skis wider apart in the downhill, which gave more stability.
After Grenoble, Killy turned professional and has appeared in films.
He was World Champion at Downhill and Comnbined in 1966, and World Cup winner in every discipline in 1967, and in Giant Slalom and Overall in 1968.
He derives his name from Irish mercenaries (Kelly) in the Napoleonic Wars.
Badminton (2 gold, 1 bronze)
In Sydney and Athina the partner of Ha Tae Kwon in the Men's Doubles, and of Ra Kyung-Min in the Mixed Doubles (he had won the 1996 final against her, playing with Gil Young-Ah)
Shorttrack (3 gold)
|5000 m, teams||gold||1200|
World Overall Champion in 1992.
B. 1957-07-29, Kazakhstan, Soviet-Union
Gymnastics (5 gold, 1 silver)
Between 1992 and 1996, Kim was not seen on the international scene because North Korea chose to remain isolated. He returned to the Asian trials in 1996 and went on to win the Olympic title a second time.
B. 1971-04-05, Seoul, Korea
Archery (4 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
World Individual Champion in 1989 and '91.
The "best archer of all time" was team champion in Seoul and Barcelona. She retired in 1993, in order to marry and have two children, but she came back into the Korean team for Sydney, and won a third Olympic title in the team event.
Boxing (2 gold)
|- 60 kg||gold||gold||19200|
B. 1962-08-26, USA
Track and Field (2 gold)
|110 m Hurdles||gold||gold||19200|
In 1989 he lowered the world record to 12.92 sec, a record that stood for
B. 1882-11-03, Great Britain; D. 1949-03-04
Cycling (2 gold)
|Sprint (660 yds)||SF:2||430.5|
|Sprint (1000 m)||fin.||1200|
B. 1985-07-31, Kenya
Athletics (1 gold, 1 silver)
|3000 m steeple||silver||gold||15600|
Latvia, then Soviet Union
Bobsledding (1 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1960-11-03, Jackson, Mich., USA, moved to California in 1965.
Volleyball, Beach Volleyball (3 gold)
His father had been a member of the Hungarian national Volleyball team, and
aged 11, Karsh had entered his first Beach Volleyball tournament with his
father. He joined the national indoor team in 1981 and helped the USA to
the Olympic titles in 1984 and 1988, where he was voted the tournament's
most valuable player. He was also named the best player in the world in 1986
and '88. He then left the US national team to go and play with Ravenna in
Italy, with whom he won the world club title in 1991. He returned to the
now financially lucrative Beach Volleyball scene and crowned his career with
gold in the inaugural appearance of the event in the Olympics.
Olympic Competitor nr 347
Shooting (2 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1884-04-20, USA; D. ?
Boxing (2 gold)
|Bantamweight (-52.2 kg)||gold||7200|
|Featherweight (-56.7 kg)||gold||7200|
In 1904, boxers were allowed to start in higher weight-classes too. Several
did so, but only Oliver Kirk managed to win two gold medals.
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (2 gold)
B. 1963-03-02, Rousse, Bulgaria
Shooting (2 gold, 1 bronze)
competed from 1968 to 1976 as
B. 1946-05-24, Leningrad - Polish nationality
Track and Field (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
|4 x 100 m||gold||14th||-||-||-||1604|
She has achieved a wide range of records. From Tokyo, only eighteen, over
München, 3 months after the birth of her son, to Montreal, where at
30 years she defeated the best East Germans. At Mexico, she dropped the baton
in the 4x100 metres.
Nordic Skiing (6 bronze)
|4 x 10 km||bronze||bronze||8th||bronze||bronze||bronze||33|
|10 km, classical style||sixth||-||13th|
|50 km, classical style||12 th|
|30 km, classical style||10th||sixth|
|combined pursuit (10 km + 15 km)||11th||-||dnf||-|
Winner of an amazing 5 bronze medals with the Finnish relay team. Together with Heikki Ilmari Savolainen, Alexei Nemov , Merlene Ottey and Franziska van Almsick he's the record holder of bronze medals (SIX)
see Marja-Liisa Hämälainen
Waterpolo (3 gold)
Winner of the Waterpolo at Sydney, Athina and Beijing
B. 1982-09-22, Tokyo, Japan
Swimming (4 gold, 2 bronze)
|100 m Breast stroke||fourth||gold||gold||21600|
|200 m Breast stroke||17th||gold||gold||12804|
|4x100 m Medley Relay||-||bronze||bronze||1280|
B. 1874-06-17, South Africa; D. 1951-11-30
Swimming (1 gold, 1 bronze)
|100 m Backstroke||gold||bronze||13440|
B. 1928-04-28, Zherebkov, Rostov, Russia
Equestrianism (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2002-10-30
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