Great Olympians

Biographies - RAT


Anat Ratanapol

B. 1947-09-13, represented Thailand
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's 100 metres QF:6th 0.364
Men's 4x100 m Relay R1:6th QF:8th 2.141
2.505


Sivaporn Ratanapool

B. 1954-03-17, represented Thailand
Cycling - Road
1972 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -28.60
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 33rd -2.19
0.00192


Shelagh Hudson Ratcliffe

B. 1952-01-25, Liverpool, England, Great Britain
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 1972 HP
Women's 200 metres Individual Medley FI:dq R1:20th 257
Women's 400 metres Individual Medley fifth R1:25th 1000.1
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay 7th 100
1357.1


Ivan "Ivo" Ratej

B. 1941-09-11, Celje, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Ice Hockey
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Team 14th 9th 11th 120
120


Georges Ratelot

Olympic Competitor nr 3615


Emmerich Rath

Olympic Competitor nr 3928

Although he was born in Prague and also died in Czechoslovakia, he competed on the Austrian, not the Bohemian team, so I class him as Austrian.

The only man to start in both the Marathon and the Cross-Country (on consecutive days), but he finished neither race


Rodolpho Marie Rath

B. 1905-06-18, Porto Alegre, RGdS, Brazil; D. 1973-08-22
Rowing
1936 HP
Men's Eights Rep:4th 10.4
10.4


Johan Frederik Rathje

B. 1915-09-26, Svendborg, Denmark; D. 1996-08-21
Sailing
1948 HP
Two-Person Keelboat (Swallow) fifth 1250
1250


Uwe Rathjen

B. 1943-06-28, Kiel, S-H, Germany, represented West Germany; D. 2019-11-14
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Louis Rathke

B. 1868, Wisconsin, United States

Olympic Competitor nr 1805


Oswald Rathmann

B. 1891-07-21, Klodzko, near Breslau, now in Poland, represented Germany

Olympic Competitor nr 5678


Abu Bakr Ratib

represented Egypt
Fencing
1928 HP
Men's Foil, Team R1:3rd 9.1
9.1


Peter Ratican

Olympic Competitor nr 2353


Heinrich "Dora" Ratjen

B. 1918-11-20, Bremen, Germany; D. 2008-04-22
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Women's High Jump fourth 2400
2400

In 1938 it was discovered that she may have been a man, with mixed sexual characteristics.
Later it was discovered that she was born male, with the given name Heinrich (Heinz).
Some maintain that the switch was a Nazi plot in order to win more medals, but it seems clear that she was indeed (at least partly) female.


Rátkai János

B. 1951-05-30, Kunszenrmiklós, Hungary
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (1 silver)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 500 m fifth 750
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 m silver 3000
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 m 8th fifth 628
4378


William Edward "Ed" Ratleff

B. 1950-03-29, Bellefontaine, Ohio, USA
Basketball (1 silver)
1972 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Udom Ratsamelongkorn

B. 1944-11-03, represented Thailand
Judo
1964 HP
Men's Lightweight (-68 kg) R1:3nd 2.241
2.241


Colin Ratsey

B. 1906-07-30, Cowes, England, Great Britain; D. 1984-03-12
Sailing (1 silver)
1932 HP
One-person Dinghy (Snowbird) sixth 960
Two-person Keelboat (Star) silver 5000
5960


George Ratsey

Olympic Competitor nr 4563


George Rattai

B. 1943-10-12, Beauséjour, Man., Canada
Biathlon
1968 HP
20 km 54th -6.20
4 x 7.5 km Relay dnf 4
4.0000002


(Eeva) Anni Rättyä

B. 1934-01-04, Nivala, Finland
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Women's Javelin Throw 14th 24
24


Seppo Räty

B. 1962-04-27, Helsinki, Finland
Track & Field (1 silver, 2 bronze)
1988 1992 1996 HP
Men's Javelin Throw bronze silver bronze 15048
15048

World Champion in 1987.


Emil Ratzenhofer

B. 1914-08-02, from Wien, represented Austria
Figure Skating
1948 HP
Mixed Pairs 9th 200
200


Herta Ratzenhofer

B. 1921-06-27, from Wien, represented Austria
Figure Skating
1948 HP
Mixed Pairs 9th 200
200


Written 2001-01-29 - last modified 2021-12-30

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