Great Olympians

Biographies - LEI


José Lei

B. 1930-10-30, Macau, represented Hong Kong
Shooting
1968 HP
Small−Bore Rifle, 3 Positions 49th -5.16
Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 77th -11.40
-5.16

Despite being born in Macau and having a Portuguese first name, this athlete is definitely to be considered from Hong Kong. He was a civil servant and received the (British) Imperial Service Order.


Sidney Robert "Robey" Leibbrandt

B. 1913-01-25, Potchefstroom, South Africa; D. 1966-08-01
Boxing
1936 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-79.4 kg) fourth 2400
2400


Allan Leibel

B. 1945-02-28, Montréal, Québ., Canada
Sailing
1972 1976 HP
Two Person Keelboat (Tempest) 7th 660
Three Person Keelboat (Dragon) 9th
660


Stanley "Stan" Leibel

B. 1927-03-21, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Sailing
1968 HP
5.5 Metres Class sixth 640
640


Heinz Leibinger

B. 1941-01-09, Reutlingen, B-W, Germany, represented West Germany
Shooting
1972 HP
Trap 12th 60
60


Clark Moses Leiblee

B. 1877-11-02, Troy, Penn., USA; D. 1917-08-20
Athletics - Track and Field
1900 HP
Men's 100 metres Rep:3rd 640
640

Olympic Competitor nr 821


Rubén Leibovich

B. 1934-04-25, represented Argentina
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1964 HP
FR Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) 18th 3.84
GR Men's Featherweight (-63 kg) 24th 0.24
4.08


Walter Leibundgut

B. 1901-06-12, represented Switzerland
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay SF:4th 20.5
20.5


José Leiceaga Echazarreta

B. 1934-10-25, Andoain, Spain
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Eights Rep:4th 10.4
10.4


Max Leichter

B. 1920-04-20, Framkfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany; D. 1981-02-11
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1952 HP
FR Men's Light−Heavyweight (-87 kg) 8th 384
GR Men's Light−Heavyweight (-87 kg) 8th 384
768


Pierre Leichtnam

B. 1910-09-09, Petit-Réderching, France, then part of Germany; D. 1988-12-23
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:4th 14.5
14.5


(Günther) Wilhelm Leichum

B. 1911-05-12, Neu-Isenburg, Hessen, Germany; D. 1941-07-19
Athletics - Track and Field (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Long Jump fourth 2400
Men's 4x100 metres Relay bronze 640
3040


Aage Leidersdorff

B. 1910-04-10, København, Denmark; D. 1970-02-19
Fencing
1932 1936 1948 HP
Men's Foil, Individual QF:6th QF:5th 3.318
Men's Foil, Team fourth R1:3rd QF:3rd 425.43
Men's Épée, Individual SF:10th QF:10th 1.62528
Men's Épée, Team SF:3rd R1:3rd 206.065
Men's Sabre, Individual R1:9th QF:5th SF:8th 10.428
Men's Sabre, Team fifth R1:3rd 205.83
852.69628


Karin Leiditz

B. 1896-01-05, Hanhals, Sweden
Aquatics - Diving
1920 HP
Platform (4 & 8m) R1:5th 130
130


Albert Leidmann

B. 1908-02-23, München, Bayern, Germany; D. 1945-02-01
Boxing
1928 HP
Men's Middleweight (-72.6 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Tómas Leifsson

B. 1953-01-20, Akureyri, Iceland
Alpine Skiing
1976 HP
Men's Giant Slalom 46th -5.64
Men's Slalom dnf -14.16
0.0000064


David William Leigh

B. 1956-12-22, represented Great Britain
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Men's 100 m Breasttroke 13th 25.6
Men's 200 m Breasttroke 16th 6.4
32

At the 1974 Commonwealth Games he competed for England.


Ernest Leigh

B. 1895, Swansea, Wales, Great Britain; D. 1960-10-11
Gymnastics
1924 HP
Men's Individual combined 55th -
Men's Team combined sixth 160
Men's Vault 67th -
Men's Parallel Bars 53rd -
Men's Horizontal Bar 57th -
Men's Rings 26th 0.016
Men's Pommeled Horse 48th -
Men's Sidehorse Vault 54th -
Men's Rope Climbing 62nd -
160.016


Stanley Leigh

B. 1901-12-27, Swansea, Wales, Great Britain; D. 1986-06
Gymnastics
1920 1924 HP
Men's Individual combined 35th 0.001
Men's Team combined, European system fifth sixth 410
Vault 56th -
Parallel Bars 23rd 0.064
Horizontal Bar 13th 6.4
Pommeled Horse 25th 0.025
Sidehorse Vault 25th 0.025
Rings 25th 0.025
Rope Climbing 55th -
416.54


Arthur Leighton

B. 1889-03-06, Esk, Qld., Australia, lived in Walsall, England, represented Great Britain; D. 1939-06-15
Hockey (1 gold)
1920 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Kathryn Leighton

B. 1876-03-17, Plainfield, NH, USA; D. 1952-07-01
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting 2 entries 4.372
4.372


Roger Leigh-Wood

B. 1906-08-16, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1987-03-01
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 400 m QF:3rd 10.76
Men's 4x400 m Relay fifth 250
260.76


František Leikert

B. 1914-05-06, represented Czechoslovakia
Aquatics - Diving
1936 HP
Men's Springboard 9th 160
Men's Platform 16th 6.4
166.4


Kārlis Leilands

B. 1895-11-27, Bērzmuiža, Latvia, then part of Russia; D. 1961-12-12
Weightlifting
1924 1928 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) fifth fourth 3900
3900


Pekka Antero Leimu

B. 1947-04-11, Tampere, Finland
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team fifth 500
500


(Erkki) Olavi Leimuvirta

B. 1935-11-26, Helsinki, Finland
Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Individual combined 27th 33rd 0.04256
Men's Team combined bronze sixth 800
Men's Floor Exercise 33rd 0.00064
Men's Horse Vault 23rd 0.064
Men's Parallel Bars 8th 64
Men's Horizontal Bar 37th -
Men's Rings 40th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 16th 1.6
865.707


Ludwig Leinberger

B. 1903-05-21, Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany; D. 1943-03-03
Football
1928 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Marcel Leineweber

B. 1912-12-07, Pétange, Luxembourg; D. 1969-11-05
Gymnastics
1936 HP
Men's Individual combined (6 apparatuses) 94th -
Men's Team combined 12th 10
Men's Floor Exercise 94th -
Men's Vault 83rd -
Men's Parallel Bars 94th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 92nd -
Men's Rings 100th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 92nd -
10


Eino Aukusti Leino

B. 1891-04-07, Kuopio, Finland; D.1986-11-30
Wrestling - Free-Style (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1920 1924 1928 1932 HP
Middleweight (-69 kg) gold 29100
Welterweight (-72 kg) silver bronze
Lightweight (-66 kg) bronze
29100


Leo Leino

B. 1900-04-21, Uusikaupunki, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1988-06-21
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Pentathlon fourth 1600
1600


Frederick "Fred" Leinweber

B. 1915-03-17, New York, NY, USA
Handball
1936 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Judi Leinweber

B. 1950-06-13, Kimberley, BC, Canada
Alpine Skiing
1968 HP
Women's Downhill 20th 1
Women's Giant Slalom 25th 0.1
Women's Slalom dnf -5.16
1.1000016


Walter Leinweber

B. 1907-04-18, Füssen, Bayern, Germany; D. 1997-03-02
Ice Hockey (1 bronze)
1932 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


(Karl) Birger Leirud

B. 1924-06-26, Sørum, Norway; D. 1999-02-10
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's High Jump 13th 17th 44.4
44.4


(Jean-)Fernand Leischen

B. 1919-08-21, Differdange, Luxembourg; D. 2017-04-29
Fencing
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Épée, Individual R1:7th QF:8th R1:6th 0.002190014
Men's Épée, Team SF:3rd fourth R1:3rd 673
673.002190014


Leonard John "Len" Leisching

B. 1934-09-11, represented South Africa
Boxing (1 bronze)
1952 1956 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) bronze R2 3199.13
3199.13


Alfred Leiser

B. 1929-03-06, Zürich, Switzerland
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk 25th 0.1
0.1


Verena "Vreni" Leiser

B. 1945-09-23, represented Switzerland
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's 400 metres R1:38th -3.26
0.000256


Walter Leiser

B. 1931-05-04, from Thalwil, represented Switzerland
Rowing (1 silver)
1952 HP
Men's Coxed Fours silver 3000
3000


Lia Leismüller

B. 1931-03-29, Partenkirchen, Bay., Germany; D. 2001-12-06
Alpine Skiing
1952 HP
Women's Downhill 35th 0.001
0.001


António Araújo Leite

B. 1923-06-02, represented Portugal; D. 1986-06-01
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 178th -
Men's Team All-Around 23rd 0.064
Men's Floor Exercise 151st -
Men's Horse Vault 180th -
Men's Parallel Bars 177th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 174th -
Men's Rings 159th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 157th -
0.064


António Correia de Sá Pinto Leite

B. 1899-08-21, London, England, Great Britain, represented Portugal; D. 1958-04-26
Fencing
1924 HP
Men's Épée, Team (fourth) 57.25
57.25


Edgard Leite Ribeiro

represented Brazil
Aquatics - Water Polo
1920 HP
Men's Water Polo seventh 164
164


José Pedro Leite

B. 1938-02-11, MG, Brazil
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-81 kg) R3 79.13
79.13


Mario Rabello Leite Neto

B. 1931-06-10, Riachuelo, Serg. Brazil
Equestrianism - Jumping
1960 HP
Jumping, Individual dnf -9.13
Jumping, Team dnf 0.64
0.64


Marcos Antônio "Marquinhos" (Abdalla Leite)

B. 1952-03-23, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Basketball
1972 1976 1980 1984 HP
Men's Team 7th fifth 9th 780
780


Paulino Gonçlves Leite

B. 1937-04-01, Vieira de Minho, Portugal, represented Brazil
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:4th 1.718
1.718


Lockhart Leith

Olympic Competitor nr 4193


Ernst Leitner

B. 1912-10-27, Niklasdorf, Austria
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles R1:3rd 16.14
Men's 400 metres Hurdles R1:3rd 16.14
32.28


Mathias "Hias" Leitner

B. 1935-09-22, Kitzbühel, Austria
Alpine Skiing
1960 1964 HP
Men's Slalom silver 21st 4000.64
4000.64


Karl Leitner

B. 1937-11-26, Innsbruck, Austria (then part of Germany)
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 4x500 metres Relay Rep:3rd 4.3
4.3


Ludwig "Luggi" Leitner

B. 1940-02-24, Kleinwalsertal, Austria, then part of Germany, represented Germany in 1960 and 1964 and West Germany in 1968; D. 2013-03-21
Alpine Skiing
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Downhill 11th fifth 12th 1104
Men's Giant Slalom 18th 8th 23rd 258.816
Men's Slalom fourth fifth 12th 2640
4002.816

Kleinwalsertal is part of Austria but only accessible via Germany. His brother Hias represented Austria, but Luggi chose to represent Germany.


Patric Leitner

B. 1977-02-23, Berchtesgaden, Bayern, (then West-)Germany
Luge (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2002 2006 2010 HP
Doubles gold sixth bronze 15000
15000

Together with Alexander Resch.


Julius Leitz

Olympic Competitor nr 1863

(*) team roster not certainly known


Juan Antonio Leiva

B. 1932-07-17, represented Venezuela
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:5th 0.00000039
Men's 200 metres R1:3rd 0.000078
0.00007839


Bob Leivers

B. 1917-12-27, Nottingham, England, Great Britain; D. 1964-08-28
Swimming
1932 1936 HP
Men's 400m Freestyle R1:3rd 7th 425.6
Men's 1500m Freestyle sixth 640
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay fifth sixth 410
1475.6


Kalle Leivonen

Olympic Competitor nr 5580


Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2022-07-30

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