Great Olympians

Biographies - PEC


Josef Pecanka

B. 1925-04-07, Wien, Austria; D. 2015-07-28
Hockey
1952 HP
Men's team Cons:SF 164
164

He was also on the team in 1948, but did not play.
He was the coach of the 1980 Austrian women's Olympic team.


Robert Pecanka

B. 1930-07-02, from Wien, represented Austria; D. 2013-03-11
Hockey
1952 HP
Men's team cons:SF 164
164


Marjan Pečar

B. 1941-01-27, Mojstrana, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Ski Jumping
1968 HP
Men's Normal Hill 46th -5.64
Men's Large Hill 39th -3.16
0.0001664


Zdravko Pečar

B. 1950-01-12, Maribor, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's Discus Throw QU:18th 3.84
3.84


Luis Pecchenino Gil

B. 1925-12-02, Rosario, Argentina
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Eights Rep:2nd 86
86


Joseph Pecchia

Olympic Competitor nr 7339


Miloš Pech

B. 1927-08-22, Praha, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1948 1952 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000m fifth 750
Men's Kayak Singles 10000m sixth 640
1390


František Pecháček

B. 1896-02-15, Stará Paka, Czechia, then part of Austria, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1944-02-03
Gymnastics
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, European system fourth 400
400


Nikolaj Pešalov

B. 1970-05-30, Pazarzhik, Bulgaria, represented Croatia after 2000
Weightlifting (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) silver 29100
Men's Bantamweight (-59 kg) bronze
Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) gold
Men's Lightweight (-69 kg) bronze
29100


Karel Pechan

B. 1901, represented Czechoslovakia
Track Cycling
1924 HP
Men's Team Pursuit R1 171.8
171.8


Eduard Pechanda

B. 1896-10-25, represented Austria
Bobsleigh
1928 HP
Men's Four/Five 22nd 0.3
0.3


Eugène Pechaubes

B. 1890-06-24, Paris, France; D. 1967-02-02
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting ac 2.186
2.186


Konrad Pecher

B. 1930-12-13, from Wien, represented Austria
Speed Skating
1952 HP
Men's 500 metres 36th 0.00064
Men's 1500 metres 36th 0.00064
Men's 5000 metres 32nd 0.004
0.00528


Pierre Pêcher

represented Belgium
Fencing
1928 HP
Men's Foil, Individual SF:7th 1.35
Men's Foil, Team fourth 400
401.35


Michel Pécheux

B. 1911-05-24, Saint-Brieuc, France; D. 1985-08-29
Fencing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1936 1948 HP
Men's Épée, Individual SF:6th 65
Men's Épée, Team bronze gold 2800
2865


Sarah Anne "Sally" Pechinsky

B. 1950-03-04, Danvers, Mass., USA
Fencing
1968 HP
Women's Foil, Team R1:3rd 68
68


Matěj Pechman

B. 1893-05-24, Plzeň, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1973-10-24
Equestrianism - Eventing & Equestrianism - Dressage
1924 1928 1932 1936 HP
Three-Day Event, Individual dnf 0.00002
Three-Day Event, Team dnf -
Dressage, Individual 24th 0.2
Dressage, Team 8th 64
64.20002


Nataliya Aleksandrovna Pechonkina, née Burda

competed in 1972 as

Nataliya Chistyakova

B. 1946-07-15, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics (1 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
Women's 400 metres bronze QF:8th 2560.0091
Women's 4x400 m Relay 8th 64
2624.0091


Marta Pechová

B. 1952-03-20, Praha, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Basketball
1976 HP
Women's Team fourth 800
800


Claudia Pechstein

B. 1972-02-22, Berlin, Germany
Speed Skating (5 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
1992 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2022 HP
5000 m bronze gold gold gold silver fifth 8th 49552
3000 m - bronze silver gold fifth fourth 9th 20th 18851.25
1500 m - - 7th sixth 19th 1041.6
Team Pursuit gold sixth 2200
Mass Start 13th 9th 185.6
71830.45

Winner of the 5000 m at Lillehammer, Nagano and Salt Lake City.
At Lillehammer, she upset her countrywoman Gunda Kleeman a first time. At Nagano, Kleeman skated a fantastic world record, becoming the first woman under 7 minutes. One heat later, Pechstein skated 0.04 seconds faster to snatch the gold.
At Salt Lake City, Pechstein was the only favourite, but Gretha Smit of the Netherlands had decided to come down from her marathon skating to try the longest Olympic distance. At her first serious race, she broke the 6:50 barrier. Pechstein again had to defeat a new world record to take her third gold medal, but now she did it with a bit more difference. Despite being 3 seconds down with 1200 m to go, she defeated the Dutch woman by over 2 seconds.
She was banned from competing at Vancouver, denying her the chance of becoming the first person to win medals at six Olympic Games, but she stayed in the sport to try for that feat in Sochi. She managed only fourth.
Two weeks short of her 46th birthday, she competed in her seventh Olympics at Pyeongchang.
And it was a sign of the decline of German Speed Skating to see her qualify for her eighth olympics at almost 50.

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Heidi Pechstein

B. 1944-07-04, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1960 1964 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle SF:13th 25.6
Women's 400 metres Freestyle R1:14th 16
Women's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay bronze sixth 800
841.6


John Peck

Olympic Competitor nr 2111


Waltraut Peck

competed in 1972 as

Waltraut Repa

B. 1940-09-02, Wien, Austria
Fencing
1960 1964 1968 1972 HP
Women's Foil, Individual R1:6th -4.46
Women's Foil, Team R1:3rd R1:4th 43.25
43.250046


Jiří Pecka (1)

B. 1917-06-04, Praha, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1997-05-12
Canoeing - Canadian Sprint (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's Canadian Doubles 10000m silver 5000
5000


Jiří Pecka (2)

B. 1940-10-06, Brno, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's 1000 metres Time Trial fifth 1500
Men's Team Pursuit QF 430.5
1930.5


Alec Maurice Pecker

B. 1894-09-02 in Russia, represented Great Britain; D. 1975
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 2.873
2.873


Karin Peckert-Forsmann

B. 1905-02-24, Tallinn, Estonia, then part of Russia
Alpine Skiing
1936 HP
Women's Alpine Combined 26th 0.096
0.096


James Cameron "Jim" Peckham

B. 1929-08-30, Boston, Mass., USA; D. 2011-08-23
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1956 HP
Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) fifth 1500
1500


Lawrence William "Lawrie" Peckham

B. 1944-12-04, Melbourne, Vict., Australia
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's High Jump 10th 8th 18th 537.84
537.84


Roy Thomas 'Tom" Peckham

B. 1943-12-28, Cresco, Iowa, USA
Freestyle Wrestling
1968 HP
Men's Middleweight (-87 kg) fourth 2400
2400


Bill Pecora

B. 1913-02-01, Newark, NJ, USA; D. 1972-07-19
Fencing
1936 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R2:5th 0.053
Men's Foil, Team SF:4th 82
82.053


Written 2002-08-22 - last modified 2022-08-02

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