Great Olympians

Biographies - PRE


Ennio Preatoni

B. 1944-12-11, Carbagnale, Italy
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:44th -4.16
Men's 4x100 metres Relay 7th 7th 8th 264
264.000016


Henri Préaux

B. 1911-11-25, Loivre, France; D. 1992-02-21
Rowing (1 silver)
1928 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs silver 5000
5000


Axel Frederik Preben-Schmidt

B. 1939-04-30, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; D. 2018-06-10
Sailing
1968 1972 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) 7th 1140
Three−Person Keelboat (Soling) sixth
1140


Erik Oluf Preben-Schmidt

B. 1939-04-30, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sailing
1968 1972 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) 7th 1140
Three−Person Keelboat (Soling) sixth
1140


André Prébolin

B. 1906-03-19, from Dijon, represented France
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:ac 0.605
0.605


Olivier Prechac

B. 1949-01-05, Versailles, France; D. 2007-01-12
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team 14th 8
8


Roberto Preda

Olympic Competitor nr 7340


Luka Predanić

B. 1905-09-11, Zagreb, Croatia, then part of Hungary, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1996-07-07
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 1500 m R1:6th 0.0027
0.0027


Lillian Preece

B. 1928-04-01, Manchester, England, Great Britain; D. 2004-07
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 1952 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle SF:10th R1:20th 101
Women's 400 metres Freestyle R1:19th 1.6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay fourth fifth 650
752.6


Steven Roland "Steve" Prefontaine

B. 1951-01-25, Coos Bay, Oreg., USA; D. 1975-06-01
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 5000 metres fourth 1600
1600


Karl Pregizer

B. 1872-08-04, Tübingen, Baden-Würrtemberg, Germany; D. 1956-11-19
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Architecture - unknown event AC 55.03
55.03

Submitted a single entry joint with Georg Holke.


Karl Pregl

B. 1944-05-07, Klagenfurt, Austria (then part of Germany)
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team 13th 12.8
12.8


(Johann August) Friedrich Prehn

B. 1901-03-29, Hamburg, Germany; D. 1985-01-02
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk dnf 0.00384
0.00384


Baldur Preiml

B. 1939-07-08, Bruggen, Austria (then part of Germany)
Ski Jumping (1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
Men's Normal Hill 13th bronze 2585.6
Men's Large Hill 18th 48th 2.56000256
2588.16000256


Ferdinand Preindl

B. 1912-02-25, Innsbruck, Austria
Speed Skating
1936 1948 HP
Men's 500 metres 21st 41st 0.640064
Men's 1500 metres 25th 44th 0.100016
0.74008


Ellen Preis

competed after 1948 as

Ellen Müller-Preis

B. 1912-05-16, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany, lived in Vienna and competed for Austria
Fencing (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1932 1936 1948 1952 1956 HP
Foil, individual gold bronze bronze SF:6th 7th 22448
22448


Peter Preiß

B. 1952-04-27, represented Austria
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Eights 12th 20
20


Sorana Prelipceanu

B. 1958-05-28, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Diving
1972 HP
Women's Springboard QU:21st 0.64
0.64


Damjan Prelovšek

B. 1945-02-18, Ljubljana, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Canoeing - Slalom
1972 HP
Men's Canadian Singles 17th 6
6


Danko Premerl

B. 1904-01-23, Krapino, Croatia, then part of Hungary, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1975-10-01
Football
1928 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Egidio Premiani

B. 1909-02-16, Trieste, then in Austria, after 1918 Italy; D. 2002
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team seventh 200
200


Augusto Premoli

represented Argentina
Modern Pentathlon
1948 HP
Men's Individual 21st 0.96
0.96


Bernarr Leopold Sandow Prendergast

B. 1911-12-25, Kingston, Jamaica, represented Great Britain
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Discus Throw QU:ac 3.607
3.607

As Jamaica was not represented at the 1936 Olympics, he competed for Great Britain.


Grace Prendergast

B. 1992-06-30, Christchurch, New Zealand
Rowing (1 gold, 1 silver)
2016 2021 HP
Women's Coxless Pairs gold 8000
Women's Eights fourth silver 2800
10800


Carlos Prendes Viña

B. 1940-06-19, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres Rep:4th 2.6
2.6


Evaristo Prendes Saus

B. 1934-05-23, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fencing
1968 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R1:5th -6.45
Men's Foil, Team R1:3rd 7.78
7.78000045


Robert Archibald "Bob" Prentice

B. 1917-07-04, St. Kilda, Vict., Australia; D. 1987-06
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Marathon 37th 0.0006
0.0006


Cesare Presca

B. 1921-02-24, Trieste, Italy; D. 1979
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team (QF) 287
287


Fabio Presca

B. 1930-12-04, Trieste, Italy; D. 2008-02-16
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team QR:3rd 1.36
1.36


Endel Press

B. 1929-02-16, Tallinn, Estonia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1982-05-06
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle R1:27th 0.04
0.04


Irina Natanovna Press

B. 1939-03-10, Kharkov, Ukraine
Track and Field (2 gold)
1960 1964 HP
4 x 100 m fourth - 400
80 m Hurdles gold fourth 12000
Shot Put - sixth 960
Pentathlon gold 9600
22960

Her Pentathlon victory brought her her eight world record in the event. In her strongest event, the hurdles, she also set six world records. There was no Pentathlon yet in Roma.
Both Press sisters were born in the Ukraine, from Jewish parents, who had fled from the German occupation. Their mother brought them to Samarqand, Uzbekistan, where they started athletics. Irina moved to Moskva, and stayed in Russia after her sporting career. I shall call them Russian.


Tamara Natanovna Press

B. 1937-05-10, Kharkov, Ukraine
Track and Field (3 gold, 1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Shot Put gold gold 19200
Discus Throw silver gold 15600
34800

She broke a World record at Shot or Discus twelve times and won three European titles.
Both Press sisters were born in the Ukraine, from Jewish parents, who had fled from the German occupation. Their mother brought them to Samarqand, Uzbekistan, where they started athletics. Tamara moved to Leningrad in 1955, and stayed in Russia after her sporting career. I shall call them Russian.


William Press

Olympic Competitor nr 4219


Kurt Presslmayr

B. 1943-02-06, Steyr, Austria
Canoeing - Slalom
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 10th 150
150


Mary Prestidge

B. 1948-12-18, London, England, Great Britain
Artistic Gymnastics
1968 HP
Women's Individual All-Round 88th -13.26
-13.26


Beryl Wilmot Wilkinson-Preston

B. 1901-11-02, Ningbo, China, represented Great Britain; D. 1979-10-22
Sailing
1936 HP
Eight metres Class sixth 320
320


Francis Richard Walter Preston

B. 1913-06-06, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1975-02-07
Sailing
1936 HP
Eight metres Class sixth 320
320


Harry Neill Preston

B. 1931-07-25, represented Canada; D. 2004-05-23
Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team R1:7th 10.4
10.4


Kenneth Huson Preston

B. 1901-05-19, Sevenoaks, England, Great Britain; D. 1995-06-06
Sailing
1936 1948 1952 HP
Eight metres Class sixth 400
Six metres Class 9th
400


Gaetano Preti

Olympic Competitor nr 3975


Sonja Prétôt

B. 1931-06-07, from Basel, represented Switzerland
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's 100 metres R1:5th 0.00000047
0.00000047


Francesco Pretti

B. 1903-09-28, Cagliari, Italy; D. 1988
Athletics
1932 1936 1948 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk dnf dnf 15.256
15.256


(Donald) Wayne Pretty

B. 1936-06-11, from Vancouver, represented Canada
Rowing (1 silver)
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Eights silver 9th 2080
2080


Preurot

Olympic Competitor nr 647


Albert Preuß

Olympic Competitor nr 5074


Manfred Preußger

B. 1932-07-10, Schönlinde, now Krásná Lípa, Czechia, lived in Leipzig, represented Germany
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Pole Vault 8th QU:14th fourth 2808
2808


Louis Prével

Olympic Competitor nr 1422


André Prévost

Olympic Competitor nr 756


Hélène Prévost

Olympic Competitor nr 766


Marcel Prévost

represented Belgium
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting, Drawings and Water Colors HM 910
910


Michael Prevost

B. 1953-06-05, Hameln, NS, Germany, represented Canada
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Light-Middleweight (-71 kg) R1 2.241
2.241


Michel Albert Prévost

B. 1925-08-07, Guizancourt, France; D. 2016-08-01
Shooting
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Trap 14th 29th 24.024
24.024


Nadine Prévost

B. 1951-05-07, Sézanne, France
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Women's 100 m Hurdles SF:6th 78
78


Fausto Preysler Perez de Tagle

B. 1914-02-14, Hagonoy, the Philippines
Sailing
1960 1964 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 24th 21st 0.8
0.8


Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2022-08-06

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