Great Olympians

Biographies - OST


Alfred Ost

Olympic Competitor nr 6994


Marian Wiesław Ostafiński

B. 1946-12-08, Przemyśl, Poland
Football (1 gold)
1972 HP
Men's Team (gold) 2000
2000


Nadezhda Ostapchuk

Belarus
Athletics (1 bronze)
2004 2008 2012 HP
Shot Put bronze (bronze) (gold) 3840
3840

She was disqualified from her London gold after failing a drugs test, but in the same year she moved from fifth to third for her 2004 exploit after an 8-year old sample of Svetlana Krivelyova was retested. She is not credited with a bronze medal for that, but I award points for third place nevertheless.


Igor Petrovich Ostashov

B. 1937-05-03, Archangelsk, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1998-04-01
Speed Skating
1964 HP
Men's 10000 metres 12th 40
40


(Klas) Gunnar Östberg

B. 1923-04-04, Kramfors, Sweden; D. 2017-12-25
Cross-Country Skiing
1952 HP
Men's 18 km 9th 160
160


Einar Østby

B. 1935-09-17, Vinger, Norway
Cross-Country Skiing (1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Men's 15 kilometres fourth 15th 1610
Men's 30 kilometres 8th 256
Men's 50 kilometres 7th 400
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay silver fourth 1400
3666


Knut Østby

B. 1922-11-12, Modum, Norway; D. 2010-08-06
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (1 silver)
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000m fourth fifth 1950
Men's Kayak Doubles 10000m silver fifth 3750
Men's Kayak Singles 1000m R1:4th 82
Men's Kayak Singles 10000m 8th 256
6038


Johannes Osten

Olympic Competitor nr 2682


Kåre Nordahl Østensen

B. 1943-12-05, Oslo, Norway
Ice Hockey
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Team 10th 11th 8th 210
210


Østen Østensen

Norway
Shooting (3 silver, 2 bronze)

Olympic Competitor nr 5392


Nils Holger Östensson

B. 1918-04-29, Transtrand, Sweden; D. 1949-07-24
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's 18 km silver 4000
Men's 4x10 km Relay gold 1600
5600


André Osterberger

B. 1920-10-26, Laignes, France; D. 2009
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Hammer Throw QU:30th 0.015
0.015


Maire Alexandra Österdahl

B. 1927-02-12, Reposaari, Finland
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's 4x100m Relay R1:5th 4.3
Women's Long Jump 9th 240
244.3


Thos Österdahl

B. 1900-02-06, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1973-04-25
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 100 m R1:4th 0.000000072
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay SF:3rd 68
68.000000072


(Jens) Kåre Østerdal

B. 1917-12-02, Rana, Norway; D. 1973-11-21
Nordic Combined & Cross-Country Skiing
Nordic Combined 1948 HP
Individual 12th 60
Cross-Country Skiing 1948
18 km 32nd 0.004
60.004


Hannibal Østergaard

Olympic Competitor nr 2632


Wedell Poul Østergaard

B. 1924-05-07, Skovshoved, Denmark; D. 1955-03-21
Cycling - Road
1952 HP
Men's Road Race 37th 0.0005
Men's Road Race, Team sixth 160
160.0005


Nestor Östergren

B. 1890-02-26, Vaxholm, Sweden; D. 1970-10-28
Rowing
1920 HP
Men's Coxed Fours SF:2nd 810
810


Bernt Ludolf Østerkløft

B. 1906-04-06, Sørfold, Norway; D. 1996-07-20
Nordic Combined
1936 HP
Men's Nordic Combined sixth 640
640


Elisabeth Ostermeyer

B. 1929-04-02, Nürnberg, Bay., Germany
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Women's Individual All-Around 38th -
Women's Team All-Around fifth 250
Women's Team with Portable Apparatus fourth 400
Women's Floor Exercise 56th -
Women's Horse Vault 20th 0.25
Women's Uneven Bars 37th -
Women's Balance Beam 75th -
650.25


Micheline Ostermeyer

B. 1922-12-23, Rang de Fliers, France, living in Tunisia in 1948; D. 2001-10-17
Track and Field (2 gold, 1 bronze)
1948 HP
Shot Put gold 9600
Discus Throw gold 9600
High Jump bronze 3840
23040

She was a great-niece of Victor Hugo and a niece to composer Lucien Paroche and she won acclaim at the piano. In her Olympic triumph, she was helped by the absence of Russian Athletes, who held the world records at Shot and Discus. She had entered the discus only as an afterthought, being in London anyway. She celebrated her victories with an impromptu recital of Beethoven at France's team headquarters.
She grew up in Tunisia, lived there after the War and was affiliated to a Tunis club in 1948, so we should count her as Tunisian. A Tunisian Olympic Committee was formed only in 1957.


Walter Osterwalder

B. 1934-08-20, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Eights Rep:3rd 34
34


Henrik Østervold

Olympic Competitor nr 7154


Jan Østervold

Olympic Competitor nr 7155


Kristian Østervold

Olympic Competitor nr 7156


Ole Østervold

Olympic Competitor nr 7157


Heinz Ostheimer

B. 1931-09-15, Bexbach, Saarland, Germany, represented Saarland
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 153rd -
Men's Team All-Around 22nd 0.1
Men's Floor Exercise 126th -
Men's Horse Vault 110th -
Men's Parallel Bars 167th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 177th -
Men's Rings 114th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 109th -
0.1


Sten Werner Osther

B. 1948-03-14, Frederikstad, Norway
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team (9th) 20
20


Oscar Osthoff

Olympic Competitor nr 2094


Renzo Ostino

B. 1936-05-07, Torino, Italy
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs fifth 1250
1250


Andreas "Anderl" Ostler

B. 1921-01-21, Grainau, Germany; D. 1988-11-24
Bobsleigh (2 gold)
1952 1956 HP
2-man gold 8th 8320
4-man gold 4800
13120


Ingrid Ostler

B. 1948-04-08, Wien, Austria
Figure Skating
1964 HP
Women's Singles 20th 1.5
1.5


Gustav Gottfrid Östling

B. 1914-12-17, Hedesunda, Sweden; D. 1989-07-09
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's Marathon 7th 12th 660
660


Stig Arne Holger Östling

B. 1948-12-31, Ockelbo, Sweden
Ice Hockey
1972 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Arvid Östman

B. 1902-08-31, Kolsva, Sweden; D. 1984-03-02
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1924 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-58 kg) R2 1.259
1.259


Bror Gunnar Östman

B. 1928-10-10, Själevad, Sweden; D. 1992-04-23
Ski Jumping
1952 1956 HP
Men's Individual 32nd 14th 24.006
24.006


Mats Olof Östman

B. 1946-10-04, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Ski Jumping
1968 HP
Men's Normal Hill 49th -5.16
Men's Large Hill 52nd -6.40
0.000002


Ole Østmo

Olympic Competitor nr 1242


Juan Ostoic Ostoic

B. 1931-03-21, Huara, Chile
Basketball
1952 1956 HP
Men's Team (fifth) 8th 256
256


Stanisław Ostoja-Chrostowski

B. 1897-12-14, Warszawa, Poland, then part of Russia; D. 1947-11-19
Art Competitions (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Painting - Applied Arts bronze 2560
2560


(Frans) Axel Östrand

B. 1909-05-15, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden; D. 2005-05-11
Ski Jumping
1936 HP
Men's Ski Jumping 22nd 0.6
0.6


Erik Otto Østrand

B. 1918-05-12, København, Denmark; D. 1989-06-08
Freestyle Wrestling
1952 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67 kg) 15th 15
15


Per-Olof Östrand

B. 1930-06-30, Hofors, Sweden; D. 1980-10-26
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's 400 metres Freestyle SF:dns bronze R1:20th 2567.4
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle SF:dns 6.4
Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay fourth fourth 800
3373.8


Kjeld Østrøm

B. 1933-01-08, København, Denmark
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs SF:4th 410
410


Krystyna Ostromęcka-Guryn

B. 1948-03-12, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Volleyball (1 bronze)
1968 HP
Women's Team bronze 1280
1280


Adam Ostrowski

B. 1945-07-10, Brzeżce, Poland
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Welterweight (-78 kg) 11th 504
Men's Middleweight (-82 kg) 14th 8th
504


Lauritz Christian Østrup

Olympic Competitor nr 4085

(*) If the data is correct, he had to compete in the semi-final pools of the Épée and the Sabre in London at the same time - amazing!

(°) The semifinal rosters are unknown. I assume that only the members of the team that played in the qualification competed in the semifinal

(**) roster unknown


Written 2002-10-29 - last modified 2021-12-31

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