Great Olympians

Biographies - NEL


André Nelis

B. 1935-10-29, Borgerhout, Belgium; D. 2012-12-09
Sailing (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1956 1960 1964 HP
One-Person Dinghy (Finn) silver bronze 10th 9990
9990


Knud Nellemose

B. 1908-03-12, København, Denmark; D. 1997-01-14
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Sculpture - Statues 2 HM 1147.8
Sculpture - unknown event 2 entries 4.548
1152.348


Carlos Nelli

B. 1902-12-03, São Paulo, Brazil; D. 1994
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's Pole Vault nh 384
384


(Alfred) Chester Nelsen, Jr.

B. 1922-08-02, St. Louis, MO, USA
Cycling - Road
1948 HP
Men's Road Race, Individual dnf 8x10-17
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
8x10-17


Chester Nelsen, Sr.

B. 1902-10-02, Waupaca, Wisc., USA; D. 1987-10-04
Cycling - Road
1928 HP
Men's Road Race, Time Trial 51st 0.0000008
Men's Road Race, Time Trial, Team 15th 2.5
2.5000008


Donald Robert "Don" Nelsen

B. 1944-09-084, St. Louis, MO, USA
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's Team Pursuit R1:12th 30
30


Adam Nelson

B. 1975-07-07, Atlanta, GA, USA
Athletics - Shot Put (2 silver)
2000 2004 2008 HP
Shot Put silver gold 12th 15660
15660

At Olympia in 2004, after five throws, Adam Nelson had just one valid throw, of 21.16m, while Yuriy Bilonog had two throws of 21.15m. In his sixth throw, Bilonog put 21.16m, so he took the gold medal because of his better second throw. But in 2012 it was revealed Bilonoh had used an anabolic steroid and in 2013 Nelson received the gold medal from 2004.


Charles Tomlinson "Chuck" Nelson

B. 1933-04-14, Topeka, Kans., USA
Volleyball
1964 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Nelson

B. 1955-08-19, Duluth, Minn., USA
Alpine Skiing (1 bronze)
1976 1980 1984 HP
Women's Downhill bronze 7th 2960
Women's Giant Slalom 21st 13th 18th 28.8
Women's Slalom 13th 11th 89.6
3078.4


Colin Ross Nelson

B. 1942-11-17, Montréal, Québ., Canada
Luge & Bobsleigh
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Singles 37th -3.60
Two−Men 18th 3.2
Four−Men 17th 3
6.2006


Frank Nelson

Olympic Competitor nr 6360


Frank Nelson, Jr.

B. 1910-01-24, New York, NY, USA; D. 1973-03-09
Ice Hockey (1 silver)
1932 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Grace Nelson

represented the USA
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Music ac 170.9
170.9


William Harold "Harry" Nelson

B. 1923-04-26, Dunedin, New Zealand; D. 2011-07-01
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 5000 m R1:6th 4.32
Men's 10000 m ac 9.836
14.156


Jack Nelson y Duggan

B. 1891-05-26, Buenos Aires, Argentina; D. 1985-08-07
Polo (1 gold)
1924 HP
Men's Polo gold 3200
3200


Jack Weyman Nelson

B. 1931-11-08, Chickamauga, Geo., USA; D. 2014-11-05
Aquatics - Swimming
1956 HP
Men's 200 metres Butterfly fourth 2400
2400


John Nelson

B. 1948-06-08, Chichago, Ill., USA
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
200 m Free-style - bronze 2560
400 m Free-style fifth sixth 1640
1500 m Free-style silver 8th 4256
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay - gold 1600
10056


Lawrence Douglas "Larry" Nelson

B. 1947-12-26, Glendale, Cal., USA
Judo
1972 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+93 kg) fifth 820
820


Lennart Nelson

B. 1918-08-16, Västerås, Sweden; D. 2006-09-11
Weightlifting
1948 HP
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) 11th 96
96


Lyle Barber Nelson

B. 1949-02-09, McCall, Idaho, USA
Biathlon
1976 1980 1984 1988 HP
Men's 10 kilometres 19th 30th 1.61
Men's 20 kilometres 35th 26th 0.06525
Men's 4 x 7.5 km Relay 11th eighth 11th 9th 136
137.67525


Martha Nelson

B. 1954-10-22, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 200 m Individual Medley 18th 2.56
2.56


Peter Nelson

B. 1928-11-11, represented Australia; D. 1977
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1952 HP
Men's Road Race dnf 8x10-19
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
Men's Team Pursuit QU:17th 3
3


Anthony "Tony" Nelson

B. 1950-11-30, Troy, NY, USA, represented Canada
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 110 m Hurdles R1:32nd -2.60
0.006


Van Arthur Nelson

B. 1945-11-24, Minneaoplis, Minn., USA
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 10000 metres 28th 0.0256
0.0256


William Nelson

Olympic Competitor nr 2330


Vladislav Nelyubin

B. 1947-11-08, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, represented the Soviet Union
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.24
-24.24

He was born in Kyrgyzstan and represented Dynamo Bishkek in 1968, so there is in my opinion to class this athlete as Russian, even if his son was born in Leningrad and represented Russia.


Germain Geoffrey Nelzy

B. 1934-08-04, Case-Pilote, Martinique, France; D. 2012-12-15
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 4x400 metres Relay 8th 64
64


Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2022-05-29

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