Pac - Pad - Pah - Pai - Pak - Pal - Pan - Pao - Pap - Par - Pas - Pat - Pau - Pav - Paw - Pay
Archery (2 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1903-11-05, Bergues, Nord, France; D. 1978-09-30
Wrestling, Freestyle (1 gold, 1 silver)
|Lightweight (-66 kg)||silver||gold||15600|
B. 1900-08-11, Gainesville, Texas, USA; D. 1943-07-21
Track and Field (2 gold, 2 silver)
|4x100 m Relay||gold||1600|
At Antwerpen, he won the 100m by jumping to the finishing line.
During WW2, he became a hero in the marine corps, and they named a ship after him after his death.
B. 1896-05-13, Den Haag, the Netherlands; D. 1971-04-08
Equestrianism (4 gold, 1 silver)
|Three-day Event, Individual||fourth||gold||gold||dnf||27000|
|Three-day Event, Team||gold||gold||silver||dnf||6300|
At Paris, as a lieutenant in the Dutch Hussars, he won his first team gold
on Johnny Walker. On Marcroix he would win individual
honours at Amsterdam and Los Angeles. He would make it to General in the
Olympic Competitor nr 179
B. 1868-05-13, Boston, MA, USA; D. 1904-04-18
Shooting (1 gold, 1 silver)
John Paine had heard from the Olympics in Boston, and decided to compete.
But he sailed to Europe and passed through Paris, where his brother lived.
Together they competed in the Army pistol and won first and second place.
Seeing they totally outclassed the field, they decided that whoever won,
would step down in the second event. That is why Sumner is the greater Olympian
than his younger brother John.
They also wanted to compete in the 25m pistol, which was for "pistols of usual caliber". Their .22 handguns were not deemed to be "usual" but the Greeks offered to let them borrow .45's. They decided not to compete.
Olympic Competitor nr 180
Diving (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
On the Synchronized Springboard in 2000 and 2004, twice together with Vera Ilyina.
Olympic Competitor nr 267
B. 1908-03-10, Laanemaa, Estonia
Wrestling (2 gold)
|Greco-Roman, +87 kg||gold||9600|
|Free-style, +87 kg||gold||9600|
One of a limited number of wrestlers who have won medals at both styles,
and one of only two to win golds at the same Olympiad at both styles.
(see Kalle Anttila, Wilfried Dietrich, Ivar Johansson, Carl Westergren, Rudolf Svensson, Hamit Kaplan)
With my apologies for calling him Finnish originally, and thanks to Stepas Misiunas from Kaunas for pointing out my mistake.
B. 1974-07-04, Volgograd, Russia
Swimming (2 gold, 1 silver)
|200 m Butterfly||sixth||gold||7th||7440|
|100 m Butterfly||-||gold||-||6400|
|4 x 100 m Mecley Relay||-||silver||-||1000|
Olympic Competitor nr 360
Olympic Competitor nr 187
Olympic Competitor nr 1478
Olympic Competitor nr 126
Olympic Competitor nr 27
Olympic Competitor nr 193
B. 1926-03-25, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2003-10-16
Boxing (3 gold)
|Light Middleweight (-71kg)||gold||gold|
The outstanding champion in Olympic boxing history. Papp said once that his
hardest bout in the Olympics was in the 1948 final against Johnny Wright
(GBR). But his peak may well have been his third victory in 1956 against
José Torres (USA) who later became world professional light-heavyweight
champion. Papp won the European professional middleweight title in 1962 ,
but he did not receive a passport and was not allowed to leave Hungary to
go and fight for a Professional World Title. He was unbeaten when he finally
He combined both technical skill and a powerful punch and succesfully coached the Hungarian teams.
The World Boxing Council made Papp an "Honourary World Champion" in 1989.
He actually moved down weights in his Olympic career, winning the Middleweight in 1948 (-73 kg), the Light Middleweight (-71 kg) in 1952 and '56.
Olympic Competitor nr 240
B. 1875, Gortynia, Peloponnessos, Greece; D; 1956
Ahtletics (1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 24
B. 1972-10-23, Santa Clara, Cuba
Baseball (2 gold, 1 silver)
B. 1958-12-02, Belarus
Canoeing (3 gold)
|K1, 500 m||gold||6400|
|K2, 500 m||gold||4800|
|K2, 1000 m||gold||4800|
B. 1953-01-03, in Italy
Judo (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
He was born in Italy, moved to Great Britain as a child and represented Great
Britain in 1972. He became a French citizen after his marriage and represented
France in 1980 and 1984.
Olympic Competitor nr 1169
Wrestling - free-style (1 gold, 2 silver)
Archery (3 gold, 1 silver)
Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver)
|400 m Freestyle||47th||gold||6400|
|200 m Freestyle||silver||4000|
|1500 m Freestyle||16th||6.4|
B. 1868-03-01, Séry, Ardennes, France; D. 1933-05
Shooting (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
|Free Rifle, combined||7th||400|
|Free Rifle, prone||gold||462.5||2312.5|
|Military Rifle, 300m, prone||fifth|
|Free Rifle, kneeling||16th||1.6|
|Free Rifle, standing||19th||0.4|
|Free Rifle, team||bronze||7th||740|
|Military Rifle, 300m, standing, team||fifth||62.5|
|Military Rifle, 300m, prone, team||silver||250|
|Military Rifle, 300m & 600m, prone, team||fourth||100|
|Military Rifle, 600m, prone, team||fifth||62.5|
|Small-Bore Rifle, team||fifth||250|
|Free Pistol, team||silver||1000|
Olympic Competitor nr 1180
Speed Skating (1 gold, 1 silver)
Alpine Skiing (1 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze)
Canoeing, Canadian (1 gold, 2 silver)
|C1, 1000 m||silver||gold||19500|
|C1, 10000 m||silver||6000|
Olympic Competitor nr 111
Olympic Competitor nr 279
Olympic Competitor nr 186
B. 1943-08-05, Cambeltown, Scotland, Great Britain
Sailing (2 gold, 1 silver)
At Acapulco in 1968, in "Super...docious" he and Iain Macdonald Smith had
five first places and a second, with three penalty points the lowest ever
score in an Olympic regatta. In 1972, his yacht was called "Superdoso". His
success was based on his belief that racing sailors had to be physically
fit as well, and he began each day with a training run.
B. 1949-11-26, Romania
Canoeing (4 gold, 3 silver)
|C1 - 500 m||7th||400|
|C1 - 1000 m||7th||gold||fifth||11200|
|C2 - 500 m||silver||silver||6000|
|C2 - 1000 m||gold||silver||gold||gold||45200|
Winner of the Canadian C2 1000 m at Mexico, he returned with his partner
Serghei Covaliov in München, only to finish second. When he went to
Moskva with a new partner, Toma Simionov, the event had not suffered too
much from the boycott. The same pair did benefit from Romania's being the
only eastern bloc country NOT to boycott Los Angeles to take their second,
and Patzaichin's third gold medal in the same event. He also took 1 individual
gold (at München) and two silvers in the shorter C2 500 m event.
Olympic Competitor nr 1243
Olympic Competitor nr 604
Olympic Competitor nr 1074
Fencing (4 gold)
Member of the Italian Epee team that won gold at Helsinki, Melbourne and
Olympic Competitor nr 59
Fencing - (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
He was a member of the Polish secret service but was convicted in 1975 for espionage in British service. He spent many years in prison, was released in 1986 and about to be exchanged for Western agents when he turned back and stayed in the East.
Gymnastics (2 gold)
|Individual combined (5 events)||gold||4800|
|Individual combined (6 events)||gold||4800|
Olympic Competitor nr 1050
Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2002-10-30
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