Great Olympians

Biographies - PRO


Alfred Probst

B. 1894, from Lausanne, represented Switzerland; D. 1958-04
Rowing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Coxless Fours bronze 1920
Men's Coxed Fours gold 4800
6720


Federico Probst

B. 1905, represented Argentina
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Eights Rep2 136
136


Oswald Probst

B. 1935-07-09, Wien, Austria; D. 2015-07-15
Archery
1976 HP
Men's Individual 33rd -2.38
0.00384


Paul Probst (1)

B. 1869-05-15, represented Switzerland

Olympic Competitor nr 1186


Paul Probst (2)

B. 1950-05-03, represented Switzerland
Ice Hockey
1972 HP
Men's Team 10th 50
50


María Susana Procopio Darre

B. 1951-03-01, Avellaneda, Argentina
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke R1:34th -2.16
Women's 200 metres Backstroke R1:27th 0.04
0.0416


Mário Marcos Jubert Procópio

B. 1948-11-16, Belo Horizonte, MinG, Brazil; D. 2020-01-12
Volleyball
1972 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Roberto Procel

B. 1939-07-20, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:24th 0.24
0.24


Karl Prochaska

B. 1914-08-14, from Wien, represented Austria; D. 1977-12-30
Speed Skating
1936 HP
Men's 5000 metres 24th 0.16
0.16


Antonín Procházka

B. 1942-04-03, Brno, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Volleyball (1 bronze)
1968 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Bedřich Procházka

B. 1909-07-29, represented Czechoslovakia
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Eights Rep:3rd 34
34


František Procházka

Olympic Competitor nr 7341


Jaroslav Procházka

from Plzeň, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 800 m R1:5th 0.311
0.311


Josef Procházka

from Praha, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Cycling - Road
1920 HP
Men's Road Race 34th 0.002
Men's Road Race, Team 9th 40
40.002


Rudolf Procházka

represented Czechoslovakia
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Architecture - Town Planning AC 7.078
7.078


Václav Procházka

B. 1904-09-23, Jilovec, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1985-04-24
Equestrianism - Eventing
1936 HP
Three−Day Event, Individual 20th 1.25
Three−Day Event, Team fourth 400
401.25


Markus Prock

B. 1964-06-22, Innsbrück, Austria
Luge (2 silver, 1 bronze)
1984 1988 1992 1994 1998 2002 HP
Men's Singles 8th 11th silver silver fourth bronze 17292
17292

In 1987 and 1996 he was world champion, but he never won Olympic gold.


Alexander Proctor

B. 1860-09-27, Bosanquet, Ont., Canada, represented the USA; D. 1950-09-04
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Sculpture, Statues AC 40.08
40.08


Charles Proctor

B. 1906-01-04, Columbia, MO, USA; D. 1996-02-01
Cross-Country Skiing & Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined
1928 HP
Men's 18 km 44th 0.000016
Men's Nordic Combined 26th 0.096
Men's Ski Jumping 14th 24
24.096016


Henry Arthur Proctor

B. 1929-10-19, Baxter Springs, Kans., USA; D. 2005-04-13
Rowing (1 gold)
1952 HP
Men's Eights gold 3200
3200


John Robert Proctor

B. 1950-11-02, Plattsburgh, NY, USA
Bobsleigh
1976 HP
Two-man 19th 2
Four-man 15th 7.5
9.5


Nikola Dimitrov Prodanov

B. 1940-05-26, Burgas, Bulgaria
Artistic Gymnastics
1960 1964 HP
Men's Individual Combined 56th 23rd 0.256
Men's Team Combined 11th 10th 41
41.256


Mary Dalva Proença

B. 1935-03-03, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aquatics - Diving
1956 HP
Women's Platform 17th 4
4


Jean Proess

B. 1896-04-29, Dudelange, Luxembourg
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 400 m R1:3rd 0.171
Men's 800 m R1:9th 0.00021
Men's 4 x 100 m Relay sixth 160
160.17121


Wenzel Profant

B. 1913-07-21, Dudelange, Luxembourg; D. 1989-01-20
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Sculpture - unknown event AC 0.083
0.083


Angiolo Profeti

B. 1918-05-23, Castelfiorentino, Italy; D. 1981
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Shot Put 12th 60
60


Thomas "Tommy" Proffitt

B. 1927-07-13, Manchester, England, Great Britain
Boxing
1948 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R1 1.165
1.165


Miroslav Proft

B. 1923-12-09, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 2011-10-23
Shooting
1952 HP
Free Pistol 24th 0.24
0.24


Werner Proft

B. 1901-08-12, Berlin, Germany
Hockey (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Karl Proisl

B. 1911-07-09, Traisen, Austria; D. 1949-12-02
Canoeing - Canadian Flatwater (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Canadian Doubles 1000m silver 5000
Men's Canadian Doubles 10000m bronze 3200
8200


Josef Prokeš

B. 1933-02-25, from Praha, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Cross-Country Skiing
1956 HP
Men's 15 kilometres 36th 0.00064
Men's 30 kilometres 16th 6.4
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay 8th 64
70.40064


Yuriy Serhiyovych Prokhorenko

B. 1951-03-09, Kirovohrad (now Kropyvnytskyi), Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 1980 HP
Men's Pole Vault 10th 16th 159.6
159.6


Sandra Prokoff

competed in 2006 as

Sandra Prokoff-Kiriasis

and in 2014 as

Sandra Kiriasis

B. 1975-01-04, Dresden, (then East-)Germany
Bobsleigh (1 gold, 1 silver)
2002 2006 2010 2014 HP
Two-woman silver gold fourth fifth 20312.5
20312.5


František Prokop

B. 1914-09-13, Wegrein, probably in Czechia, then part of Austria, represented Czechoslovakia
Shooting
1960 HP
Men's Free Rifle 15th 15
15

His birthplace cannot be found in any atlas.


Austin Martin "Gus" Prokop

B. 1921-02-22, Tarrytown, NY, USA; D. 1980-08-02
Fencing
1948 HP
Men's Foil, Team fourth 400
400


Hubert Prokop (1)

B. 1909-10-13, represented Czechoslovakia
Wrestling - Freestyle
1936 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-87 kg) 7th 600
600

This athlete competed on 3rd/4th August, the one below on 11th.


Hubert Prokop (2)

B. 1909-05-26, represented Czechoslovakia
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team Rep2 33.8
33.8


Ladislav Prokop

B. 1917-06-09, represented Czechoslovakia
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team (Rep2) 33.8
33.8


Heorhiy Yakovych Prokopenko

B. 1937-02-21, Poltava, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Aquatics - Swimming (1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke SF:10th silver 5125
Men's 4x100 metres Medley Relay fourth 400
5525


Prokopp Sándor

Olympic Competitor 3377

He was born in Košice, Slovakia, but he competed for Hungary even until 1924, so he has to be classed Hungarian. He did not even compete in 1920, something he could have done as a (Czecho-)slovakian, when Hungary was not invited.


Valentin Ivanovich Prokopov

B. 1929-06-10, from Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Aquatics - Water Polo (1 bronze)
1952 1956 HP
Men's Water Polo 7th bronze 1480
1480


Alfred Proksch

B. 1908-12-11, Wien, Austria; D. 2011-01-03
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Pole Vault sixth 960
960


Naum Prokupets

B. 1948-03-20, Basarabeasca, Moldova, represented the Soviet Union
Canoeing - Sprint Canadian (1 bronze)
1968 HP
Men's Canadian Doubles 1000 metres bronze 3200
3200


Aleksey Prokurorov

B. 1964-03-25, Mishino, Russia, represented the Soviet Union in 1988 and the Unified team in 1992; D. 2008-10-10
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1988 1992 1994 1998 2002 HP
15 km Classical 18th 3.1225
10 km Classical 20th 31st
Combined Pursuit 12th 18th 29th 24.436
30 km Classical gold 21st 6419.7056
50 km Classical 13th 28th
30 km Freestyle 28th 2800.0256
50 km Freestyle 38th fourth fourth
4 x 10 km Relay silver fifth fifth fifth 1677.5
10924.7897


Annemarie Pröll

competed in 1976 as

Annemarie Moser-Pröll

B. 1953-03-27, Kleinarl, Salzburg, Austria
Alpine Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Downhill silver gold 13000
Giant Slalom silver sixth 5104
Slalom fifth dnf 1000.00004
19104.00004

She took a break from competition in 1975 and '76, just when the Winter Olympics were held in her home country!


Peter Prompe

B. 1947-05-26, Berlin, Germany, represented East Germany
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Eights 7th 200
200


Chris Pronger

B. 1974-10-10, Dryden, Ont., Canada
Ice Hockey (2 gold)
1998 2002 2006 2010 HP
Men's Team fourth gold QF gold 11230.5
11230.5


Ivan Grigoryevich Pronin

B. 1947-10-10, Ukhta, Komi, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Cross Country Skiing
1972 HP
Men's 50 kilometres 15th 10
10


Hugo Óscar Prono Pellegrini

B. 1923-02-23, Santa Fe, Argentina
Aquatics - Water Polo
1948 HP
Men's Team R2:3rd 45.5
45.5


Aimé Proot

B. 1890, from Gent, represented Belgium
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's 10000 m R1:9th 0.082
Men's Cross-Country 36th 0.0008
Men's Cross-Country, Team sixth 160
160.0828


Tetiana Vasylivna Prorochenko

B. 1952-03-15, Berdansk, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2020-03-11
Athletics - Track and Field (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Women's 200 metres sixth 640
Women's 4x100 m Relay bronze 640
Women's 4x400 m Relay gold 1600
2880


Bohumil Prošek

B. 1931-03-26, Kladno, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 2014-08-30
Ice Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


August Prosenik

B. 1916-08-25, Obrežje, Slovenia, then part of Austria, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1975-07-22
Road Cycling
1936 1948 HP
Men's Road Race, Individual 12th dnf 50
Men's Road Race, Team ac dnf 27
77


Alena Prosková

B. 1948-04-29, Plzeň, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's High Jump 18th 3.84
3.84


Prosper

Olympic Competitor nr 640


Adrian Prosser

B. 1956-07-28, Hemel Hempstead, England, represented Canada
Cycling - Track
1976 HP
Men's Team Pursuit 11th 48
48


Fritz Prossinagg

B. 1930-08-12, from Wien, represented Austria
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:5th 0.043
0.043


Lucienne Prost

B. 1905, represented France
Fencing
1924 1928 HP
Women's Foil, Individual SF:4th SF:7th 523.2
523.2


Mariette Protin

B. 1906, from Nice, represented France
Swimming
1924 HP
Women's 100 m Freestyle SF:4th 328
Women's 400 m Freestyle SF:5th 160
Women's 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay fifth 250
738


Oleg Protopopov

B. 1932-07-16, Leningrad (now St-Petersburg), Russia
Figure Skating (2 gold)
1960 1964 1968 HP
Pairs 9th gold gold 16200
16200

Together with his wife Lyudmilla Belousova, he won gold at Innsbrück and Grenoble. They began skating as a pair in 1957, and were married the same year. They were European and World Champions four times, from 1965 to 1968. They turned professional in 1969 and won a lucrative competition in Tokyo in 1973.


Proudfoot, Rawson & Souers

from the USA
Art Competitions
1928 HP
Architecture - unknown event AC 73.37
73.37

Since the team members are unknown, I cannot do otherwise than consider and count this architecture firm as just one athlete.


Serge Proulx

B. 1953-07-08, Québec City, Québ., Canada
Cycling - Road
1976 HP
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 16th 4.8
4.8


Francis Spencer Truchet "Frank" Prout

B. 1921-07-07, London, England, Great Britain; D. 2011-02-23
Canoeing - Flatwater Kayak
1952 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000m SF:7th 1.2
1.2


Roland Grandpierre Prout

B. 1920-03-01, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1997-04-24
Canoeing - Flatwater Kayak
1952 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000m SF:7th 1.2
1.2


William Prout

Olympic Competitor nr 4382


Gilbert Prouteau

B. 1917-06-14, Nesmy, France; D. 2012-08-02
Art Competitions (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Literature - Lyric Works bronze 2560
2560


Gustave Prouvost

Olympic Competitor nr 5984


Étienne Proux

from Paris, represented France
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Triple Jump QU:16th 9.6
9.6


Prouza Ottó

B. 1933-06-13, Salgótarján, Hungary
Volleyball
1964 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Panagiotis Provatopoulos

B. 1914, represented Greece
Aquatics - Swimming & Aquatics - Water Polo
1936 1948 HP
Men's 4x200 metres Freestyle Relay R1:15th 2.5
Men's Water Polo QU:3rd 5.38
7.88


František Provazník

B. 1948-02-07, Praha, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Rowing (1 bronze)
1972 HP
Men's Coxed Fours bronze 1920
1920


Antonio Provenzani Garzoni

B. 1906-12-02, Roma, Italy; D. 1989-02-12
Rowing (1 bronze)
1932 HP
Men's Coxless Fours bronze 1920
1920


Clãudionor Provenzano

B. 1891-05-09, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rowing
1932 HP
Men's Eights Rep.:dns 164
164


Harry Prowell

B. 1936-07-10, La Bonne Intention, British Guiana (now Guyana); D. 2000-07-27
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Marathon 50th -5.15
0.0000015


Galina Prozumenshchikova

competed in 1972 as

Galina Stepanova

B. 1948-11-26, Sebastopol, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Swimming (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
1964 1968 1972 HP
100 m Breaststroke silver silver 10000
200 m Breaststroke gold bronze bronze 16400
4x100 m Medley Relay - - fourth 400
26800

Considering that she is from Sebastopol, the most Russian city in the Crimea, and that she later lived in Moskva, I will consider this athlete as Russian, and have reverted to the Russian transliteration (with G and I rather than H and Y).


Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2022-09-21

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