Great Olympians

Biographies - MIE


Günter Mielke

B. 1942-11-30, Berlin, Germany, represented West Germany; D. 2010-01-18
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's 10000 metres R1:dnf -6.40
Men's Marathon 54th -6.24
0.00000064


Jean-Pierre Miens

B. 1949-11-01, represented France
Artistic Gymnastics
1972 HP
Men's Individual Combined 59th -7.16
Men's Team Combined 13th 6.4
6.400000016


Jürgen Mier

B. 1941-05-13, Greifswald, M-V, Germany, represented East Germany
Sailing
1968 HP
One−Person Dinghy (Finn) 13th 38.4
38.4


Roberto Casimiro Mieres Dasso

B. 1924-12-03, Mar del Plata, Argentina; D. 2012-01-26
Sailing
1960 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) 17th 5
5

He participated in 17 Formula One races between 1953 and 1955, one of only six Olympians to have done so. Only Prince Birabongse Bhanubandh (incidentally also competing in the 1960 Star) rode more Grand Prix (19).


Ekkehard Miersch

B. 1936-05-04, Potsdam, Brand., Germany
Aquatics - Swimming
1956 HP
Men's 100 metres Backstroke SF:7th 60
60


Konrad Miersch

B. 1907-01-19, Bad Freienwalde, Brandenburg, Germany; D. 1942-03-02
Modern Pentathlon
1932 HP
Men's Individual sixth 960
960


Juha Mieto

B. 1949-11-20, Kurikka, Finland
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
1972 1976 1980 1984 HP
Men's 15 km fourth 10th silver fourth 8030
Men's 30 km - fourth 7th eighth 2481.6
Men's 50 km - 34th silver 10th 4100
Men's 4 x 10 km Relay fifth gold bronze bronze 3912.5
18524.1

One of the most unlucky competitors in Olympic history. In 1972, he missed a bronze on 0.06 seconds, but in 1980 he did even better : 0.01 sec behind the gold medal position, after 42 minutes ! (in 1984, he needed 20 seconds for bronze - a more comfortable defeat)


Hannes Miettinen

B. 1893-09-25, Helsinki, Finland, then part of Russia
Athletics (1 gold)
1920 HP
Men's Cross-Country 23rd 0.32
Men's Cross-Country, Team (gold) -
0.32


Paavo Kalervo Miettinen

B. 1919-05-20, Vyborg, now in Russia, represented Finland; D. 1985-06-08
Fencing
1952 HP
Épée, Team (QF:4th) 17
17


Rauno Miettinen

B. 1949-05-25, Kuopio, Finland
Nordic Combined (1 silver) & Ski Jumping
Nordic Combined 1972 1976 1980 1984 HP
Individual silver fourth 23rd fourth 11880
Ski Jumping 1972 1976 11880
Normal Hill 17th 4
Large Hill 32nd 21st 0.644
11884.644


Yrjö Miettinen

B. 1913-05-08, Lapinlahti, Finland; D. 1969-05-17
Shooting
1952 HP
Running Target sixth 960
960


Dietmar "Dieter" Mietz

B. 1943-09-03, Allenstein (now Olsztyn in Poland), represented West Germany
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team (SF:3rd) 164
164


Georges Miez

B. 1904-10-02, Töss, Zürich, Switzerland; D. 1999, Lugano
Gymnastics (4 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
1924 1928 1932 1936 HP
Individual combined 23rd gold - 14th 6416.256
Team bronze gold - silver 4050
Floor Exercises silver gold 2600
Horizontal Bar fifth gold - 20th 1850.25
Pommeled Horse 14th silver - 11th 1020
Vaults fourth - 8th 464.025
Vault 25th
Sidehorse Vault 42nd
Parallel Bars 21st 30th - 27th 0.1725
Rings 45th 8th - 64th 64
Rope Climbing 31st 0.0016
16464.7

His life has been devoted to gymnastics, beginning at thirteen, as an international competitor since 1922 and then as instructor, propagandist, designer of apparatus and trousers, and writer. He was also twice world champion, in 1931 and 1934.
He was born with the German first name Georg, competed under the French name Georges, and was known in the later part of his life as the Italian Giorgio, a true Swiss.
Switzerland did not send a team to Los Angeles, which made that Miez could not participate in the Individual Combined. He was able to compete in the apparatus events, but after he received only silver from the mostly Italian and Hungarian judges, he said "if I cannot win gold in my best discipline, I won't bother with the others".


Aleksandrs Miezits

B. 1890, Riga, Latvia, represented Russia

Olympic Competitor nr 6158


Written 2001-06-10 - last modified 2021-12-24

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