Great Olympians

Biographies - MET


Joseph-Auguste Métais

Olympic Competitor nr 355


Tamar Metal

B. 1933-12-26 in Poland, represented Israel
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's High Jump 17th 6
Women's Long Jump QU:29th 0.024
6.024


Vasilios Metalos

Olympic Competitor nr 2082


Anastasios Metaxas

B. 1862-02-27, Athina, Greece; D. 1937-01-28
Shooting (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1896 1906 1908 1912 HP
Men's Military Rifle fourth 1600
Men's Free Rifle fourth 26th 1600.048
Men's Free Rifle, team fourth 300
Men's Military Revolver 8th 192
Men's Military Revolver, Gras Model 13th 19.2
Men's Free Pistol, 25m 10th 75
Men's Free Pistol, 50m 21st 0.48
Men's Duelling Pistol, au visé 15th 7.5
Dueling Pistol 35th 0.001
Men's Clay Pigeon, single trap dnf fourth fourth 3530
Men's Clay Pigeon, double trap silver 3000
10324.229

Olympic Competitor nr 65


Konstantinos Theodor Metaxas

B. 1916-05-21, represented Greece
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Javelin Throw QU:19th 2.4
2.4


Georges Metayer

B. 1904, from Paris, represented France
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1924 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) R2 0.448
0.448


John Metcalf

B. 1934-02-25, Norwich, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 400 metres Hurdles SF:7th 31.2
31.2


Malcolm Metcalf

B. 1910-10-16, Springfield, Mass., USA; D. 1993-05-05
Athletics
1932 1936 HP
Men's Javelin Throw 7th 15th 615
615


Woodbridge "Woody" Metcalf

B. 1888-06-23, Grosse Pointe, Mich., USA; D. 1972-07-11
Sailing
1936 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) fifth 1250
1250


Adrian Peter Metcalfe

B. 1942-03-02, Bradford, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1964 HP
Men's 400 metres QF:5th 2.29
Men's 4x400 metres Relay silver 1000
1002.29


John Patrick "Jack" Metcalfe

B. 1912-02-03, Bellingen, NSW, Australia; D. 1994-01-16
Athletics - Track and Field (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's High Jump 12th 60
Men's Triple Jump bronze 3840
3900


Ralph Metcalfe

B. 1910-05-29, Atlanta, Geo., USA; D. 1978-10-10
Track and Field (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1932 1936 HP
100 m silver silver 8000
200 m bronze 2560
4x100 m Relay gold 1600
12160

At Los Angeles, in the 100 m, there was no way to distinguish between the top 2. Nowadays, both runners would have received a gold medal, but back then the judges had to make a decision. It went against Metcalfe. Then in the 200 m, Metcalfe's blocks were inexplicably set a few meters too far back. After the race, when the error was seen, Metcalfe was offered a re-run. But since Americans had won all three medals, Metcalfe declined. After all, he was young and would get a new chance at Berlin. There he came up against Jesse Owens however, and so Metcalfe would never win an individual gold medal.


Fyodor Vasilyevich Metelkov

B. 1934-07-04, Kostroma, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Equestrianism - Jumping
1960 HP
Jumping, Individual dnf -9.13
-9.13


Linda Joan Metheny

B. 1947-08-12, Olney, Ill., USA
Artistic Gymnastics
1964 1968 1972 HP
Women's Individual combined 36th 28th 36th 0.02688
Women's Team combined 9th sixth fourth 600
Women's Balance Beam fourth 400
1000.02688


(Jan) Piet Metman

B. 1916-06-14, Sukabumi; Java, Dutch East Indies, lived in Amsterdam, represented the Netherlands; D. 1990-03-28
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Men's 100 metres Backstroke SF:15th 15
15


Penka Metodieva

B. 1950-10-12, Pernik, Bulgaria
Basketball (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Women's Team bronze silver 3280
3280


George Metropoulos

B. 1896-03-15 in Greece, lived in Gary, Ind., represented the USA
Greco-Roman Wrestling & Freestyle Wrestling
1920 HP
GR Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) QF 492
FR Men's Lightweight (-61 kg) R1 195
687


Caren Metschuck

B. 1963-09-27, Greifswald, (then East) Germany, represented the G.D.R.
Swimming (3 gold, 1 silver)
1980 HP
100 m Butterfly gold 6400
100 m Free-style silver 4000
4x100 m Free-style Relay gold 1600
4x100 m Medley Relay gold 1600
13600


Arnold Mettler

B. 1905-05-14, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; D. 1996-09-01
Equestrianism - Jumping
1936 HP
Jumping, Individual 11th 80
Jumping, Team fifth 250
330


William Roy "Bill" Mettler, Jr.

B. 1946-10-15, Springfield, Ohio, USA
Aquatics - Swimming (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay (gold) 64
64


Eloi Metullus

B. 1892, represented Haiti
Shooting (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Free Rifle, team bronze 640
640


Abdel Latif Metwalli

B. 1936-03-17, represented the United Arab Republic (Egypt)
Rowing
1964 HP
Men's Eights Rep:4th 10.4
10.4


Ibrahim Metwalli

B. 1936-10-20, represented the United Arab Republic (Egypt)
Rowing
1964 HP
Men's Eights Rep:4th 10.4
10.4


Gert Metz

B. 1942-02-07, Mainz, R-P, Germany, represented West Germany
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:35th -2.10
Men's 200 metres R1:33rd -2.26
Men's 4x100 m Relay sixth 160
160.00356


Lothar Metz

B. 1939-01-16, Meerane, Sachsen, (later East-)Germany, represented East Germany in 1968 and '72
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1960 1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) silver 24600
Men's Middleweight (-87 kg) bronze gold
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-97 kg) 9th
24600


Paul Metz

B. 1892-11-17, København, Denmark; D. 1975-09-08
Hockey (1 silver)
1920 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


René Metz

B. 1950-12-18, Paris, France
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 200 metres QF:19th 1.6
Men's 4x100 m Relay (7th) 2.05
3.65


Stephan Metz

B. 1951-10-15, Kaufbeuren, Bay., Germany, represented West Germany
Ice Hockey (1 bronze)
1976 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Manfred E. Metzger

B. 1905-05-26, Trieste, then in Austria, now Italy, represented Switzerland
Sailing (1 bronze)
1960 HP
5.5 metres Class bronze 2560
2560


Maxwell Raymond "Max" Metzker

B. 1960-03-08, Durban, South Africa, represented Australia
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Men's 400 m Freestyle 13th 7th 425.6
Men's 1500 m Freestyle sixth bronze 3200
Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay (7th) 64
3689.6


Léon Metzler

B. 1896-06-04, Diekirch, Luxembourg; D. 1930-03-13
Football
1920 HP
Men's Team R1 33.8
33.8


Adolf Metzner

B. 1910-04-25, Frankenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; D. 19
Athletics
1932 1936 HP
Men's 400 metres QF:6th R1:3rd 4.684
Men's 4x400 metres Relay fourth 400
404.684


Miroslav Metzner

B. 1904, from Zagreb, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1928 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 18th 3.12
3.12


Fritzi Metznerová

B. 1910-16-12, from Opava, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Figure Skating
1936 HP
Women's Singles 20th 1.5
1.5

The Czech suffix -ová was appended to the names of all women, even the German-speaking ones. This athlete is ethnically German.


Written 2000-11-30 - last modified 2022-08-02

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