Great Olympians

Biographies - KIR


Edgar Kiralfy

Olympic Competitor nr 4260


Király Dezső

B. 1896-02-05, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1966-06-11
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Literature, Epic Works 2 entries 718.6
718.6


Király Ede

B. 1926-02-22, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2009-08-10
Figure Skating (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's Singles fifth 1500
Mixed Pairs silver 5000
6500


Király Gyula

B. 1908-10-28, from Budapest, represented Hungary
Football
1936 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Karsh Kiraly

B. 1960-11-03, Jackson, Mich., USA, moved to California in 1965.
Volleyball, Beach Volleyball (3 gold)
1984 1988 1996 HP
Volleyball gold gold 6400
Beach Volleyball gold 8000
14400

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.


Király Pál

B. 1896-11-07, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1969-01-04
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 10000 m dnf 0.004
Men's Marathon dnf -
0.004


Alister Kirby

Olympic Competitor nr 6820


Bruce Robert William Kirby

B. 1929-02-02, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Sailing
1956 1960 1964 1968 HP
One Person Dinghy (Finn) 8th 11th 480
Two Person Keelboat (Star) 15th 12.5
492.5


Ed Kirby

B. 1901-10-30, Washington, DC, USA; D. 1968-06-05
Athletics (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's 3000 m Team bronze 640
640


Peter Murray Kirby

B. 1931-12-17, Montréal, Québ., Canada
Bobsleigh (1 gold)
1964 HP
Two−Man fourth 2000
Four−Man gold 4800
6800


Tom Kirby

B. 1904-12-21, Roxbury, Mass., USA; D. 1967-11-25
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-79.4 kg) QF 861
861


Fikret Kırcan

B. 1919-12-25, İstanbul, Turkey; D. 2014-11-26
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Klaus Kirchbaumer

B. 1944-10-07, Innsbruck, Austria (then part of Germany)
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team 13th 12.8
12.8


Christian Kirchberger

B. 1944-01-20, from Wien, represented Austria
Ice Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team 13th 12.8
12.8


Björn Kircheisen

B. 1983-06-06, Erlabrunn, Sachsen, (East) Germany
Nordic Combined (3 silver, 1 bronze)
2002 2006 2010 2014 HP
Team silver silver bronze silver 4004
Individual fifth 7th 3301.1
Large Hill 20th fourth
Sprint 9th 7th 560.4
Normal Hill 22nd
7865.5


Ernest "Erny" Kirchen

B. 1949-04-07, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Cycling - Road
1972 HP
Men's Road Race 26th 0.096
0.096


Alphonse Kirchhofer

Olympic Competitor nr 347


Kirchknopf Ferenc

Olympic Competitor nr 4631


Bohuslav Kirchmann

B. 1902-04-15, represented Czechoslovakia
Fencing
1936 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R2:6th 0.0034
Men's Foil, Team QF:3rd 22.75
Men's Épée, Team R2:3rd 22.75
Men's Sabre, Individual R1:5th 0.00015
Men's Sabre, Team R2:3rd 22.75
68.25015


Kirchmayer Kálmán

B. 1897-11-15, Rzeszow, now in Poland, then in Austra, represented Hungary
Tennis
1924 HP
Men's Singles R1 0.00000000019
Men's Doubles R1 0.00081
0.00081000019


Herbert Kirchner

B. 1937-05-16, Lauscha, Thüri., Germany
Biathlon
1960 HP
Men's 20 km 13th 38.4
38.4


Mark Kirchner

B. 1970-04-04, Neuhaus am Rennweg, (then East) Germany
Biathlon (3 gold, 1 silver)
1992 1994 HP
10 km gold 12th 4830
20 km silver 7th 3300
4 x 7.5 km gold gold 2400
10530


Ahmet Kireççi

B. 1914-10-27, Mersin, Turkey; D. 1979-08-17
Wrestling - Freestyle & Wrestling - Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1936 1948 HP
FR Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) bronze 3840
GR Men's Heavyweight (+87 kg) gold 9600
13440


Stefan Stefanov Kirev

B. 1942-10-14, Turiya, Bulgaria
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's 1000 metres Time Trial 15th 15
15


Eino Einari Kirjonen

B. 1933-02-25, Koivisto, now Primorsk in Russia, represented Finland; D. 1988-08-21
Ski Jumping
1956 1960 HP
Men's Individual 7th 17th 606
606


Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Kirk

B. 1923-10-25, from Philadelphia, represented the USA; D. 1976-02-20
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles SF:5th 195
195


John Kirk

Olympic Competitor nr 5657


Karl Kirk

Olympic Competitor nr 6106


Oliver Kirk

B. 1884-04-20, USA; D. ?
Boxing (2 gold)
1904 HP
Bantamweight (-52.2 kg) gold 7200
Featherweight (-56.7 kg) gold 7200
14400

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.

Olympic Competitor nr 2291


Timothy Kirk

B. 1945-05-19, Broadstairs, England, Great Britain
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Eights 10th 50
50


John Christopher Kirkbride

B. 1947-03-24, Whitehaven, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:45th -4.10
0.00001


Barton Gerald Kirkconnell

B. 1917-05-06, Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands, represented Jamaica; D. 2007-08-31
Sailing
1964 1968 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 23rd 20th 1.256
1.256

His son Gerry was also born in the Cayman Islands, and represented them in 1976. Since the Cayman Islands only received a separate NOC in 1976, I shall consider this athlete indeed as a Cayman Islands national.


Frode Kirkebjerg

Olympic Competitor nr 6553


Lars Eivind Bruun Kirkebjerg

B. 1922-10-02, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Equestrianism - Eventing
1956 HP
Eventing, Individual 23rd 0.32
Eventing, Team dnf 0.4
0.72


Aage Emil Kirkegaard

B. 1914-10-14, Nørre Nissum, Denmark; D. 1992-10-09
Hockey
1936 HP
Men's Team QU:3rd 136
136


Jens Kirkegaard

Olympic Competitor nr 6107


Knud Kirkeløkke

B. 1892-11-10, Hellerup, Denmark; D. 1976-02-07
Gymnastics (1 silver)
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, Swedish system silver 1000
1000


Colin Kirkham

B. 1944-10-30, Nottingham, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's Marathon 20th 1.5
1.5


Mikal Kirkholt

B. 1920-12-09, Rindal, Norway; D. 2012-06-28
Cross-Country Skiing (1 silver)
1952 HP
Men's 18 km 12th 40
Men's 4x10 km Relay silver 1000
1040


Keith Kirkland

B. 1900-10-22, Cargo, NSW, Australia; D. 1971-10-24
Aquatics - Swimming (1 silver)
1920 HP
100 m Free-style SF:6th 52
400 m Free-style SF:DNF 82
4x200 m Free-style Relay (silver) 250
384


Doris Ann Kirkman

B. 1930-07-15, Elizabeth, NJ, USA; D. 2010-06-16
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Women's Individual All-Around 134th -
Women's Team All-Around 15th 2.5
Women's Team with Portable Apparatus 16th 1.6
Women's Floor Exercise 134th -
Women's Horse Vault 134th -
Women's Uneven Bars 134th -
Women's Balance Beam 134th
4.1

She managed to finish dead last on all four part-events, as well as in the team with apparatus. Only in the total team classification did her team beat one other, the British.


Carlos Kirkpatrick O"Donnell

B. 1907-11-08, Madrid, Spain; D. 1975
Equestrianism - Dressage
1948 HP
Dressage, Individual 14th 20
20


Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick

B. 1916-08-24, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1995-10-06
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Coxless Fours SF:2nd 810
810


Morris Kirksey

B. 1895-09-13, Waxahachie, Tex., USA; D. 1981-11-25
Athletics (2 gold, 1 silver)
1920 HP
Men's 100 m silver 4000
Men's 200 m SF:4th 328
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay gold 1600
Rugby gold 3200
9128


David Archer "Dave" Kirkwood

B. 1935-09-20, Jackson, Miss., USA
Modern Pentathlon (1 silver)
1964 HP
Men's Individual 9th 200
Men's Team silver 1000
1200


James Kirkwood

B. 1930-11-24, represented Australia; D. 1970-11-04
Shooting
1964 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 26th 0.064
0.064


Seyit Kırmızı

B. 1950-02-22, Konya, Turkey
Cycling - Road
1972 HP
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 23rd 0.192
0.192


Atanas Petrov Kirov

B. 1946-09-24, Burgas, Bulgaria; D. 2017-01-26
Weightlifting
1968 1972 HP
Men's Bantamweight (- 56kg) 7th fifth 2100
2100


Ivaylo Kirov

B. 1947-02-16, Sofia, Bulgaria; D. 2010-02-26
Basketball
1968 HP
Men's Team 10th 50
50


Petar Kirov

B. 1942-09-17, Kalchevo, Bulgaria
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (2 gold)
1968 1972 1976 HP
Flyweight (-52 kg) gold gold 17th 19206
19206


Jos Kirpes

B. 1906-07-10, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; D. 1976-04-22
Football
1928 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


John Joseph "Jack" Kirrane, Jr.

B. 1928-08-20, Brookline, Mass., USA; D. 2016-09-25
Ice Hockey (1 gold)
1948 1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's Team dq gold 4000
4000


Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kirsanov

B. 1929, from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1995
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxless Fours 2Rep:2nd 324
324


Nicky Kirsch

B. 1901-08-28, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; D. 1983-09-29
Football
1924 1928 HP
Men's Football R2 R2 52.76
52.76


Werner Kirsch

B. 1938-04-16, Werdau, Sachsen, Germany; D. 2017-07-29
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Bill Kirschbaum

B. 1902-11-05, Fort Williams, Maine, USA, lived in Hawai'i; D. 1953-04-29
Swimming (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's 200 m Breaststroke bronze 3840
3840


Holger Kirschke

B. 1947-11-15, Welzlar, Hessen, Germany; D. 2019-07-04
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle R1:15th 10
10


Herbert Kirschner

B. 1925-04-07, Altrip, R-P, Germany; D. 2010-08-09
Canoeing - Flatwater Canadian
1956 HP
Men's Canadian Doubles 1000 metres R1:5th 162.5
162.5


Wilhelm "Willi" Kirschner

B. 1911-12-09, Sibiu, Romania; D. 1994-03-26
Handball
1936 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Joachim Kirst

B. 1947-05-21, Neunhofen, Thür., Germany, represented East Germany
Athletics
1968 1972 HP
Men's Decathlon fifth dnf 1500.00384
1500.00384


Irena Kirszenstein

competed from 1968 to 1976 as

Irena Szewińska

B. 1946-05-24, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, lived in Warszawa, represented Poland; D. 2018-06-29
Athletics - Track & Field (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
100 m - bronze SF:6th - - 2612
200 m silver gold bronze - - 16200
400 m - - - gold SF:8th 6408.2
4 x 100 m relay gold SF:7th - - - 1605.2
Long Jump silver 16th - - - 6009.6
32835

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.
Member of the IOC from 1998 until her death in 2018.


Ivan Kiryakov

B. 1943-07-05, Nevestinovo, Bulgaria
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Tanyu Kiryakov

B. 1963-03-02, Rousse, Bulgaria
Shooting (2 gold, 1 bronze)
1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Air Pistol gold 7th bronze 8th fourth 9th 14220
Free Pistol fourth 8th 20th gold 7th sixth 10346.7
24566.7


Harri Kirvesniemi

Finland
Nordic Skiing (6 bronze)
1980 1984 1988 1992 1994 1998 HP
4 x 10 km bronze bronze 8th bronze bronze bronze 33
15 km 8th bronze 8th 32
10 km, classical style sixth - 13th
50 km - fourth 22nd 16
50 km, classical style 12 th
30 km 18th 7th 9th 8
30 km, classical style 10th sixth
combined pursuit (10 km + 15 km) 11th - dnf -
89

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)


Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi

see Marja-Liisa Hämälainen


Mukharby Nurbiyevich Kirzhinov

B. 1949-01-01, Koshekhabi, Adygeiya, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Weightlifting (1 gold)
1972 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) gold 9600
9600


Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2022-03-05

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