One - Ono
B. 1973-08-02, Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Swimming (2 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
|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.
B. 1931-07-26, Akita prefecture, Japan
Gymnastics Men (5 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze)
(°) 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
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