Great Olympians

Biographies - MEN


Manuel S. Mena

B. 1946-02-09, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Alpine Skiing
1964 HP
Men's Slalom R1:51st -11.64
-11.64


Héctor Menacho Pastor

B. 1928-05-26, Lima, Peru; D. 2019-04
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs Rep:4th 26
26


Claude Ménard

B. 1906-11-14, Montrésor, France; D. 1980-09-02
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1928 1932 HP
Men's High Jump bronze 9th 4080
4080


H. Ménard

B. 1902, represented France
Rowing
1924 HP
Men's Eights R1:dq 50
50


Maurice Ménardeau

B. 1897-02-06, Limoges, France; D. 1977-04-11
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Painting, Paintings 2 works 50.04
Painting, Graphic Arts 2 works 227.8
277.84


Dino Menardi

B. 1923-08-23, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; D. 2014-09-02
Ice Hockey
1948 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Raffaele Menardi

B. 1913-05-10, represented Italy
Bobsleigh
1936 HP
Men's Four 10th 75
75


Severino Menardi

B. 1910-11-01, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Cross Country Skiing & Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping
1932 1936 HP
Men's 18 km 34th 16th 6.4016
Men's 4x10 km Relay fourth 400
Men's Nordic Combined, Individual 21st 20th 1.96
Men's Ski Jumping, Individual 27th 0.06
408.4216


Austin Menaul

Olympic Competitor nr 5902


Menault

represented France
Aquatics - Swimming
1900 HP
Men's Underwater Swimming 7th 600
600

Olympic Competitor nr 1334


Armando Mencía y de Armas

B. 1903, Havana, Cuba, represented Switzerland
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Music ac 170.9
170.9

He was probably a Cuban national, working at the League of Nations in Geneva, and classed as Swiss by the organizers because he sent in his work from there.


Menczel Iván

B. 1941-12-14, Karancsalja, Hungary
Football (1 gold)
1968 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Janina Mendalska

B. 1937-01-10, Stelmakowo, Poland
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 HP
Women's Kayak Doubles 500 metres fourth 1200
1200


Mendbayaryn Jantsankhorloo

B. 1944-03-15, represented Mongolia
Shooting
1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
Small−Bore Rifle, 3 Positions 27th 40th 32nd 0.0441
Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 73rd 42nd 11th 48th 64.00004256
64.04414256


Mendelényi Tamás

B. 1936-05-02, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1999-09-06
Fencing (1 gold)
1960 HP
Men's Sabre, Team gold 1600
1600


Alfredo Mendes

B. 1910-11-07, represented Brazil; D. 1995-11-07
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's High Jump QU:23rd 0.384
0.384


Jaime Mendes

B. 1913-08-20, represented Portugal
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 0.000000096
0.000000096


Héctor Méndez

B. 1897-08-01, from Buenos Aires, represented Argentina; D. 1977-12-13
Boxing (1 silver)
1924 HP
Men's Welterweight (-66.7 kg) silver 6000
6000


José Luis Méndez García

B. 1937-05-09, Pontevedra, Spain
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:5th 0.48
0.48


Pedro Méndez Cuesta

B. 1904-09-27, Madrid, Spain; D. 19999-02-19
Swimming
1924 HP
Men's 400 m Freestyle R1:5th 0.432
Men's 1500 m Freestyle R1:3rd 3.64
Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay R1:3rd 8.2
12.272


Sergio de Jesús Méndez Bolaños

B. 1943-02-14, Santa Elena, El Salvador; D. 1976-12-18
Football
1968 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


André Mendieta Okamika

B. 1945-02-12, Lekeitio, Spain
Football
1968 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Manuel Mendívil Yocupicio

B. 1935-08-24, Huatabambo, Son., Mexico
Equestrianism - Eventing (1 bronze)
1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
Three-day Event, Individual 32nd dnf 10th 125.005
Three-day Event, Team 9th dnf bronze 680
805.005


Enrique Luis Mendizábal Raig

B. 1918-08-25, Lima, Peru; D. 2017-11-18
Shooting
1948 HP
Men's Rapid−fire Pistol 48th 0.00000384
0.00000384


Félix Mendizábal Mendiburu

B. 1891-03-07, Usurbil, Spain; D. 1959-07-15
Athletics
1920 1924 HP
Men's 100 m SF:5th QF:6th 130.0036
Men's 200 m R1:3rd R1:4th 0.023
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay SF:3rd R1:3rd 72.3
202.3266


Aloysius Eduardo "Alu" Mendonca

B. 1933-01-05, Goa, Portuguese India, represented Kenya; D. 2017-03-10
Hockey
1956 1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 10th 7th sixth 8th 698
698


Ernesto Vieira de Mendonça

B. 1901-10-27, represented Portugal
Sailing
1928 1932 1936 HP
6 metres Class 12th 20.96
One Person Dinghy (Olympiajolle) 21st
20.96


Francisco Mendonça

B. 1896, represented Portugal
Shooting
1924 HP
Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol 9th 240
Men's Small-Bore Rifle 49th -
240


Antonio Mendoza

B. 1939-06-27, Manila, the Philippines
Shooting
1968 HP
Free Pistol 60th -7.15
0.000000015


Armando Mendoza

B. 1948-04-26, Maracay, Venezuela
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Lightweight (-60 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Carolina Mendoza

B. 1946-05-27, Zacatepec de Hidalgo, Mor., Mexico
Volleyball
1968 HP
Women's Team 7th 200
200


César Leonidas Mendoza Durán

B. 1918-09-11, Santiago, Chile; D. 1996-09-13
Equestrianism - Jumping (1 silver)
1952 HP
Jumping, Individual 7th 500
Jumping, Team silver 1000
1500


Edward Eugene "Ed" Mendoza

B. 1952-12-04, San Diego, Cal., USA
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's 10000 metres R1:28th 0.0256
0.0256


Gabriel Mendoza

B. 1906-06-22, represented Peru
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Marathon 26th 0.096
0.096


Grisel Mendoza Mercado

B. 1956-05-29, represented Mexico
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 200 m Butterfly 23rd 0.256
0.256


Guillermo Mendoza

B. 1945-06-25, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Cycling - Track
1968 HP
Men's Tandem Rep1:3rd 20
20


Ignacio Mendoza Franco

B. 1908-06-06 Ciudad de México, Mexico; D. 2004-05-26
Shooting
1960 HP
Men's Free Pistol 41st -4.96
0.000096


Mario Rafael Mendoza

B. 1943-11-21, Belize City, British Honduras (now Belize)
Weightlifting
1968 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 19th 2.4
2.4


Mario Roberto Mendoza Zarceno

B. 1938-07-07, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R1 -2.14
0.0014


Rigoberto Mendoza Pérez

B. 1946-01-04, San Luis, Cuba
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's Marathon 33rd -2.38
0.00384


Rogelio Mendoza Rojas

B. 1944-05-02, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Artistic Gymnastics
1968 1972 HP
Men's Individual All-Round 89th R1:106th -13.16
Men's Team All-Round 14th 4
4


Rolando Mendoza

B. 1939-06-07, Managua, Nicaragua
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Shot Put QU:18th 3.84
Men's Discus Throw QU:26th 0.096
3.936


Ruben Michael Mendoza

B. 1931-06-02, St. Louis, MO, USA; D. 2010-04-11
Football
1952 1956 HP
Men's Team QR R1:3rd 287.595
287.595


Albert Menduni

B. 1945-09-18, Grenoble, France
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Light−Middleweight (-71 kg) R32 1.475
1.475


Domingo Mendy

B. 1870, represented Uruguay
Fencing
1924 HP
Men's Foil, Individual QF:5th 21.5
Men's Épée, Individual R1:7th 0.000012
Men's Épée, Team R1:4th 6.75
Men's Sabre, Individual SF:8th 0.34
Men's Sabre, Team R1:3rd 9.1
37.690012


Pedro Mendy

B. 1872, represented Uruguay
Fencing
1924 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R2:5th 0.053
Men's Sabre, Individual SF:9th 0.085
Men's Sabre, Team R1:3rd 9.1
9.238


Umberto Menegalli

B. 1925-07-25, represented Switzerland
Fencing
1952 HP
Sabre, individual R1:6th 0.0000012
Sabre, Team R1:3rd 2.69
2.6900012


Aleardo Menegazzi

B. 1900-11-15, Buttapietra, Italy; D. 1979-11-23
Track Cycling (1 gold)
1924 HP
Men's Team Pursuit gold 4800
4800


Mario Meneghetti

B. 1893-02-04, Novara, Italy; D. 1942-02-24
Football
1920 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Dino Meneghin

B. 1950-01-18, Alano di Piave, Italy
Basketball (1 silver)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Team fourth fifth silver 3630
3630


Abelardo Menéndez Orúe

B. 1928-09-05, La Habana, Cuba; D. 1995-05-22
Fencing
1952 1956 1960 HP
Foil, individual R1:7th 0.000000053
Épée, individual R1:7th R1:5th 0.0000004526
0.0000005046


Herminio Menéndez Rodríguez

B. 1953-12-20, Candás, Spain
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (2 silver, 1 bronze)
1972 1976 1980 1984 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 500 m fourth 1600
Men's Kayak Doubles 500 m silver SF:4th 3051
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 m SF:4th bronze 7th 2271
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 m Rep:4th silver 2002.16
8924.16


Osleidys Menendez

B. 1979-11-14, Cuba
Athletics (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2000 2004 2008 HP
Javelin Throw bronze gold sixth 18000
18000


Roberto Menéndez López

B. 1949-10-09, represented Cuba
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Road Race dnf dnf -22.24
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 15th 7.5
Men's Team Pursuit R1:18th R1:18th 3.84
11.34


Ricardo Alfonso Menéndez

B. 1929-09-04, San Salvador, El Salvador
Shooting
1968 HP
Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 81st -12.64
-12.64


Carlomagno Meneses Rodríguez

B. 1927-10-06, Lima, Peru; D. 2012-12-03
Boxing
1948 HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) R1 1.617
1.617


José Salvador Meneses Rentería

B. 1924-01-11, Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chih., Mexico; D. 2013-04-24
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 45.5
45.5


Hans Menet

B. 1940-05-29, Gais, Switzerland
Athletics
1968 1972 HP
Men's 3000 m Steeplechase R1:12th R1:8th 0.0156
0.0156


Evangelos Menexis

represented Greece
Weightlifting
1920 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 10th 150
150


Conde António Vasco de Mello da Silva César de Menezes

B. 1931-04-05, Lisboa, Portugal
Sailing
1968 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 17th 4
4


Thaísa (Daher de Menezes)

B. 1987-05-15, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Volleyball (2 gold)
2008 2012 2016 HP
Women's Team gold gold QF 10030.5
10030.5


Heini Meng

B. 1902-11-20, Davos, Switzerland
Ice Hockey (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Achille Mengé

from Brugge, represented Belgium
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Double Sculls Rep1 162.5
162.5


Ernest Mengel

B. 1913-03-27, Dudelange, Luxembourg; D. 1968-12-16
Football
1936 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Louis Menges

Olympic Competitor nr 2352


Emilio "Mill" Menghini

B. 1903, Day Dawn, WA, Australia; D. 1980-10-31
Shooting
1948 HP
Men's Free Rifle 32nd 0.006
0.006


Negousse Mengistou

B. 1932-03-11, Gondar, Ethiopia
Cycling - Road
1956 1960 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -13.32
Men's Road Race, Team (9th) -
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 28th 0.0192
0.0192


Adolphe Mengotti

B. 1901-11-12, Valladolid, Spain, represented Switzerland; D. 1984
Football (1 silver)
1924 HP
Men's Football (silver) 287
287

He was born in Spain and played his club football for Real Madrid.


Franco Menichelli

B. 1941-08-03, Roma, Italy
Artistic Gymnastics (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Individual Combined 10th fifth 115th 1100
Men's Team Combined bronze fourth 12th 1050
Men's Floor Exercise bronze gold 2240
Men's Parallel Bars bronze 640
Men's Rings silver 1000
6030


Arrigo Menicocci

B. 1933, Ariccia, Italy; D. 1956-12-01 in a car crash during the Olympics
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Eights SF:4th 164
164


Rubén Francisco Menini

B. 1924-02-20, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Basketball
1948 1952 HP
Men's Team 15th fourth 805
805


Argentina Menis

B. 1948-07-19, Cernele, Romania
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1972 1976 HP
Women's Discus Throw silver sixth 6960
6960


Henri Menjou

Olympic Competitor nr 2548


Carl Menke

B. 1906-07-03, from Mönchengladbach, represented Germany
Hockey (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Team (silver) 800
800


Wilhelm "Willi" Menne

B. 1910-08-11, Würburg, Bayern, Germany; D. 1945-03-27
Rowing (1 gold)
1936 HP
Men's Coxless Fours gold 4800
4800


Pietro Mennea

B. 1952-06-28, Barletta, Italy; D. 2013-03-21
Track & Field (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 HP
Men's 200 m bronze fourth gold 7th QF 13700
Men's 100 m SF:6th 52
Men's 4 x 100 m 8th sixth fourth 644.16
Men's 4 x 400 m bronze fifth 890
15286.16


F. Mennella

Olympic Competitor nr 2728


Francisco Mauricio Menocal

B. 1945-12-03, Managua, Nicaragua
Athletics
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's 400 metres R1:7th R1:62nd 0.000000684
Men's 800 metres R1:35th R1:7th 0.00010053
Men's 1500 metres R1:41st 0.000064
0.000165214


Luiz Cláudio Menon

B. 1944-02-07, São Paulo, Brazil
Basketball
1968 1972 HP
Men's Team fourth 7th 1000
1000


Owusu "Brobbey" Mensah

B. 1934-12-25, represented Ghana
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 4x400 metres Relay R1:13th 6.4
6.4


Essul Badu Khabena Mensah

B. 1944-09-14, represented Ghana
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Joseph "Joe" Mensah

B. 1945-08-04, represented Nigeria
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R1 1.02
1.02


Tompson Mensah

B. 1954-08-13, represented Togo
Cycling - Road
1972 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -28.60
-28.60


Werner Mensching

B. 1933-12-21, Hannover, NS, Germany; D. 1997-06-21
Figure Skating
1960 HP
Mixed Pairs 7th 500
500


Ulrich Mense

B. 1927-01-29, Rostock, M-V, Germany; D. 2003-02-14
Sailing (1 silver)
1964 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) silver 4000
4000


Cornelis Mension

B. 1882-03-11, Delft, the Netherlands; D. 1950-05-02
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting ac 2.186
2.186


Menso Menso

B. 1903-04-14, Den Haag, the Netherlands; D. 1990-04-26
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 400 m R1:4th 0.0000011
Men's 800 m R1:5th 0.00095
0.0009511


Wieger Emile Mensonides

B. 1938-07-12, Den Haag, the Netherlands
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1960 1964 HP
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke bronze R1:28th 3200.032
Men's 4x100 metres Medley Relay 8th 64
3264.032


Hubert Menten

B. 1873-09-12, Muntok, Sulawesi, Dutch East Indies, represented the Netherlands; D. 1964-05-08
Bobsleigh
1928 HP
Men's Four/Five 12th 30
30


Mentsik Konrád

B. 1942-04-19, Budapest, Hungary
Artistic Gymnastics
1968 HP
Men's Individual All-Round 87th -13.40
Men's Team All-Round 13th 6.4
6.4


Björn Tommy "Tom" Mentzer

B. 1943-09-15, Solna, Sweden
Bobsleigh
1972 HP
Men's Four 11th 48
48


Roger-Philippe Gérard Menu

B. 1948-06-30, Allennes-les-Marais, France; D. 2013-02-04
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Men's 100 m Breaststroke 13th 25.6
Men's 200 m Breaststroke 15th 10
Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay 10th 25
60.6


Édouard Mény de Marangue

Olympic Competitor nr 5177


Karl-Heinz Menz

B. 1949-12-17, Tambach-Dietharz, Thür., Germany, represented East Germany
Biathlon (1 bronze)
1976 HP
Men's 4 x 7.5 km Relay bronze 640
640


Willia Menzel

B. 1907, represented Belgium; D. 1995
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Painting, Drawings & Water Colours AC 37.97
37.97

The text of the article on the website uses the male pronoun "he", while the listing says female and she is counted as such. The name used to be "Willie" in previous versions, so I assume that the database at one instant changed the name and gender, while forgetting to correct the text. I class this competitor as female.


Robert Menzies

B. 1946-04-03, from Melbourne, Vict., represented Australia
Aquatics - Water Polo
1972 HP
Men's Team 12th 20
20


Ewald Menzl

B. 1908-07-12, represented Czechoslovakia
Bobsleigh
1936 HP
Men's Four dnf 1.92
1.92


Written 2000-11-30 - last modified 2022-07-14

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