Great Olympians

Biographies - ON

One - Ono

Susie O'Neill

B. 1973-08-02, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Swimming (2 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 HP
50 m Free-style - - 12th 40
100 m Free-style 15th - 31st 10.0064
200 m Free-style 11th fifth gold 7464
100 m Butterfly fifth fifth 7th 2400
200 m Butterfly bronze gold silver 16200
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay - sixth sixth 320
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay bronze silver 1640
4 x 100 m Medley Relay fifth silver silver 2475

She used to be shy and fearful of water.  So making it to the medal podium for swimming is quite an achievement.
Her nickname of "madame Butterfly" is so obvious that it is strange no-one else had claimed it.
She was elected into the IOC at the end of the Sydney Olympics.

Takashi Ono

B. 1931-07-26, Akita prefecture, Japan
Gymnastics Men (5 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze)
1952 1956 1960 1964 HP
Individual Combined 12th silver silver 11th 8104
Team fifth silver gold gold 6675
Vaults bronze 16th gold(°) - 2241.6
Horizontal bar 19th gold gold sixth 5040.6
Pommeled Horse 31st silver sixth - 1160
Parallel Bars 31st bronze bronze - 1280
Rings 61st fifth bronze - 890
Floor Exercises fourth 8th fourth - 950.4

(°) Takashi Ono and Boris Shakhlin were equal first on the Vaults at Rome.
The first of the outstanding Japanese gymnasts, he led his country's assault on the soviet domination of the sport. In 1956 he finished only 0.05 points behind Viktor Chukarin. Four years later, he again failed by the same margin to Boris Shakhlin.

last modified 2002-10-29

This page is part of the site "Full Olympians" by Herman De Wael. See here for a full Introduction.