Great Olympians

Biographies - MED


Patrizia Medail Occioni Bonalfons

B. 1945-11-15, Bologna, Italy
Alpine Skiing
1964 HP
Women's Giant Slalom 19th 1.6
1.6


Bruce Medd

B. 1953-06-30, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Artistic Gymnastics
1972 HP
Men's Individual Combined 112th -18.40
-18.40


Giampaolo Medda

B. 1927-08-08, Villasor, Italy; D. 2017-05-03
Hockey
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's Team R1 13th 38.8
38.8


Mario Medda

B. 1943-03-04, Santadi, Italy; D. 1981
Modern Pentathlon
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Individual 10th 16th 39th 133.0002
Men's Team 9th 10th sixth 225
358.0002


Mohamed Rachid (Al-)Meddeb

B. 1940-10-22, Tunis, Tunisia
Football
1960 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Edgar James "Ed" Meddings

B. 1923-06-05, Stoke-on-Trent, England, Great Britain
Bobsleigh
1948 HP
Men's Four 15th 7.5
7.5


Edmond Médécin

B. 1898-11-20, represented Monaco; D. 1951-02-16
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 100 m R1:5th 0.00000043
Men's 200 m R1:5th 0.0000057
Men's Long Jump 21st 0.96
Men's Pentathlon 15th 10
10.96000613


Gaston Médécin

B. 1901-01-08, represented Monaco; D. 1983-03-09
Athletics
1924 1928 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:22nd QU:34th 0.6024
Men's Pentathlon 17th 4
Men's Decathlon 20th dnf 1.00038
5.60278


Julien Médécin

B. 1894-11-03, represented Monaco
Art Competitions (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Architecture bronze 3840
3840


Eudes (Lacerda Medeiros)

B. 1955-04-08, Lorena, SP, Brazil
Football
1976 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Anatoly Sergeyevich Medennikov

B. 1958-03-16, Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Speed Skating
1980 HP
Men's 500 metres 7th 400
Men's 1000 metres 15th 10
410


Modesto Mederos López

B. 1942-03-30, Santa Fé, Cuba
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Discus Throw QU:23rd 0.384
0.384


Heinrich Mederow

B. 1945-09-20, Königs Wusterhausen, Brand., Germany, represented East Germany
Rowing (1 bronze)
1972 HP
Men's Eights bronze 1280
1280


Paul Alexander Medhurst

B. 1953-12-12, Scunthorpe, England, Great Britain; D. 2009-09-26
Cycling - Track
1976 HP
Men's 1000 m Time Trial 19th 2.4
2.4

He had dual nationality and competed at the 1974 Commonwealth Games for New Zealand, but for Olympic purposes he must be counted as British.


Jack Medica

B. 1914-10-05, Seattle, Wash., USA; D. 1985-04-15
Swimming (1 gold, 2 silver)
1936 HP
400 m Free-style gold 6400
1500 m Free-style silver 4000
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay silver 1000
11400


Ángel Segundo Médici

B. 1897-12-20, Buenos Aires, Argentina; D. 1971-08-09
Football (1 silver)
1928 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Josip "Jože" Međimurec

B. 1945-08-06, Pince-Marof, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 800 metres SF:15th 10
Men's 1500 metres R1:57th -7.40
10.00000004


Amado Mediña Lara

B. 1946-11-11, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Eights 11th 32
32


Arturo Medina MacKey

B. 1898, represented Chile
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Javelin Throw QU:16th 9.6
9.6


Heitor Medina

B. 1910-07, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's Javelin Throw 11th 96
96


Hernán Medina

B. 1937-08-19, Medellín, Colombia
Cycling - Road
1960 HP
Men's Road Race 28th 0.0384
Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial 16th 4.8
4.8384


Humberto Medina Villaseñor

B. 1942-09-05, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico; D. 2011-11-24
Football
1968 HP
Men's Team (fourth) 287
287


Joan Antoni Medina i Balenciaga

B. 1946-09-03, Barcelona, Spain
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team 15th 5
5


Julio Medina

B. 1948-07-13, represented Chile
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R1 1.02
1.02


Luis Medina Montoya

B. 1952-06-21, Guantánamo, Cuba
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:34th -2.16
Men's 1500 metres R1:26th 0.064
0.0656


María del Carmen Medina

B. 1948-07-15, represented Puerto Rico
Archery
1976 HP
Women's Individual 27th 0.06
0.06


Miguel Ángel Medina Guttiérrez

B. 1941-04-08, Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
Weightlifting
1968 1972 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-56 kg) 14th 24.0384
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) dnf
24.0384


Noé Medina

B. 1943-05-20, Ambato, Ecuador
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.24
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 22nd 0.3
0.3


Pedro Medina Casado

B. 1941-06-25, Lopera, Spain
Shooting
1964 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 62nd -8.40
0.000000004


(Jesús) Salvador Medina Moreno

B. 1943-05-20, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 4x400 m Relay R1:14th 4
4


Theodor "Theo" Meding

B. 1931-05-06, from Köln, represented Germany
Speed Skating
1952 HP
Men's 500 metres 33rd 0.00256
Men's 5000 metres 27th 0.04
Men's 10000 metres 22nd 0.4
0.44256


Michel Medinger, Sr.

B. 1909-01-17, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; D. 1992-08-15
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:13th 0.00027
0.00027


Michel Medinger, Jr.

B. 1941-04-18, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:6th -2.27
Men's 1500 metres R1:30th 0.01
0.0127


Viktor Ivanovich Mednov

B. 1927-11-21, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2009-06-22
Boxing (1 silver)
1952 HP
Men's Light-Welterweight (-63.5 kg) silver 6000
6000


Josef Medřický

B. 1908-05-25, represented Czechoslovakia
Aquatics - Water Polo
1936 HP
Men's Team QU:3rd 45.5
45.5


Aliaksandr Vasilievich Miadved

B. 1937-09-16, Belaya Tserkov, Ukraine, lived in Minsk, Belarus, represented the Soviet Union
Free-style Wrestling (3 gold)
1964 1968 1972 HP
Light Heavyweight (-97 kg) gold 57600
Heavyweight (+97 kg) gold
Super Heavyweight (+100 kg) gold
57600

His performance in becoming the first man to win wrestling gold medals at three Olympics makes him one of the greatest wrestlers in history. Between 1962 and his retirement after the Games of 1972 he lost the Olympic or World title only on one occasion - the 1965 World Championships where he drew with Ahmer Ayik (TUR) and conceded the gold medal on fewer bad marks.
What made his career even more remarkable was that he rarely weighed more than 105kg and sometimes fought competitors more than 60kg heavier than himself. Yet his deft armoury of attacks and sudden evasions enabled him to outmanoeuvre more bruly opponents.
He was initially a light-heavyweight, taking the gold medal at Tokyo. Two years later he moved up to heavyweight. At Mexico City, he was helped by an injury to his leading rival, Wilfried Dietrich (GER). In München he had to use all his experience to keep clear of the formidable strength of Chris Taylor (USA) who weighed 190kg. Although the second lightest man in his class, he retained his title. He then announced his retirement by ceremoniously kissing the mat.
He performed the oath for judges at the Moskva Olympics.
Although he was born in the Ukraine, he competed for Minsk and coached the Belarussian team after independence. He was a member of the Belarussian OC and was voted the best Belarussian athlete of the 20th century. I therefore class him as Belarussian.


Medveczky Krisztina

B. 1958-04-14, Budapest, Hungary
Artistic Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Women's Individual Combined 13th 13th 51.2
WomMen's Team Combined bronze fourth 1040
1091.2


Valery Medvedtsev

B. 1964-07-05, Izhevsk, Udmurtia, , Russia, represented the Soviet Union in 1988
Biathlon (1 gold, 3 silver)
1988 1992 1994 HP
10 km silver 25th 4000.075
20 km silver 24th 4000.12
4 x 7.5 km gold silver 2350
10350.195


Camille Médy

B. 1902-12-24, from Gérardmer, represented France; D. 1989-05-28
Cross-Country Skiing
1924 1928 HP
Men's 50 km 18th dnf 2.560064
2.560064


Written 2000-11-30 - last modified 2023-01-28

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