Great Olympians

Biographies - SAV


Austin Savage

B. 1940-02-15, St. Asaph, Wales, Great Britain
Hockey
1972 HP
Men's Team (sixth) 128
128


Joseph Savage

B. 1879-05-21, New York, NY, USA; D. 1956-03-10
Figure Skating
1932 HP
Pairs 7th 500
500


Leslie Savage

B. 1897-03-16, London, England, Great Britain
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1920 1924 HP
100 m Free-style R1:5th 0.057
4x200 m Free-style Relay bronze R1:2nd 680
680.057


Paul Dillon Savage

B. 1935-05-28, Au Sable Forks, NY, USA
Bobsleigh
1968 HP
Four−Man 15th 7.5
7.5


Stephen Read "Steve" Savage

B. 1948-06-06, Monterey Park, Cal., USA
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 3000 m Steeplechase R1:7th 0.086
0.086


Ted Savage

Olympic Competitor nr 4399


Orlando Savarin

B. 1938-09-06, Monte di Caposistria (now Šmarje in Slovenia), represented Italy
Rowing
1964 HP
Men's Eights sixth 320
320


René Savary

B. 1949-10-12, Oberriet, Switzerland
Cycling - Track
1972 HP
Men's Team Pursuit QF 430.5
430.5


Aljona Sawtchenko

competed in 2002 as

Olena Savchenko

B. 1984-01-19, Kyiv, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, represented Ukraine in 2002 and Germany from 2006
Figure Skating (1 gold, 2 bronze)
2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 HP
Pairs 15th sixth bronze bronze gold 16778.125
Team 7th 100
16878.125

In 2002, she skated for Ukraine, with Stanislav Morozov.
Then she switched to Germany and competed three times with Robin Szolkowy.
In 2018, she partnered Frenchman Bruno Massot, still representing Germany, with success.


Viktor Hryhorovych Savchenko (1)

B. 1948-09-02, Luhansk, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles SF:7th 31.2
31.2


Viktor Hryhorovych Savchenko (2)

B. 1952-09-17, Kherson, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Boxing (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Men's Light-Middleweight (-71 kg) bronze 9120
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) silver
9120


Borys Savchuk

B. 1943-08-19, Alexandrovo, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 200 metres R1:dq -7.91
Men's 4x100 metres Relay fifth 250
250.000000091


Ali Saveh Shemdhaki

B. 1949, Tehran, Iran
Alpine Skiing
1968 1972 HP
Men's Downhill 73rd 52nd -6.40
Men's Giant Slalom 77th 44th -4.16
Men's Slalom R2:2nd dnf -7.64
0.000016464


Ilie Savel

B. 1927-08-25, Bucești, Romania; D. 2015-12-16
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's 400 metres Hurdles SF:4th 492
492


Angelo Savelli

B. 1911-10-30, Pizzo Calbro, Italy; D. 1995-04-27
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 2.873
2.873


Vladimir Savelov

B. 1949-05-10, represented the Soviet Union
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Eights fourth 800
800


Sergey Petrovich Savelyev

B. 1948-02-26, Raychikhinsk, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2005-10-29
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Men's 30 kilometres gold 6400
Men's 50 kilometres 21st fifth 1000.64
Men's 4x10 km Relay bronze 640
8040.64


Tatyana Andreyevna Savelyeva

B. 1947-05-22, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1964 1968 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke R1:15th R1:17th 16.5
Women's 200 metres Backstroke R1:12th 40
Women's 4x100 metres Medley Relay bronze 640
696.5


Giantonio "Antonio" Saverio

B. 1932-03-25, Lecco, Italy; D. 1995-09-08
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs 1Rep:3rd 26
26


(Karel) Drago Savić

B. 1949-05-04, Ljubljana, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Ice Hockey
1972 1976 HP
Men's Team 11th 10th 82
82


Milovan Savić

B. 1953-06-16, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 1980 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:19th SF:11th 65.6
Men's 4x400 m Relay R1:9th 40
105.6

Novi Sad, in Vojvodina, part of Serbia, is majoritary Hungarian, so someone with a Serbo-Croatian name need not be Serbian. Considering that he competed for Istra Pula, I shall conform to the MADMen and call him Croatian.


Srđan Savić

B. 1931-11-09, Konjič, Bosnia & Herzegovina, represented Yugoslavia
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 4x400 metres Relay SF:6th 13
13


Billy Savidan

B. 1902-05-12, Auckland, New Zealand; D. 1991-11-08
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's 5000 metres fourth 1600
Men's 10000 metres fourth 1600
3200


John Andrew Savidge

B. 1924-12-18, Nottingham, England, Great Britain; D. 1979-12-26
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Shot Put sixth 960
960


Richard Savignac

B. 1905-01-11, represented France
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Nina Vasilyevna Savina

B. 1915-09-29, St. Petersburg, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1965
Canoeing - Flatwater Kayak (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Women's Kayak Singles 500m bronze 3840
3840


Vasily Savinkov

B. 1937-02-01, Vostokhno, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:4th 0.0075
0.0075

classed by the MASMen as Kazakh, without any justification.


Đuro Savinović

B. 1950-03-01, Dubrovnik, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2021-01-31
Aquatics - Water Polo
1976 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Hüsnü Savman

B. 1908-08-17, Gönen, Turkey; D. 1948-08-08
Football
1936 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Bojan Savnik

B. 1914-10-24, Ljubljana, Slovenia, then part of Austria, represented Yugoslavia
Canoeing - Kayak Flatwater
1936 HP
Men's Folding Kayak Doubles 10000m 11th 48
48


Savniky Teofil Elek Vilmos

B. 1906-02-02, from Piacenza, represented Italy; D. 19
Art Competitions
1912 1936 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1 0.091
Literature - unknown event ac 254.5
254.591

Olympic Competitor nr 6229

He used the name Marschalký as a writer.


(Joseph) Armand (Jean Baptiste) Savoie

B. 1929-12-09, Montréal, Québ., Canada; D. 1988-05-18
Boxing
1948 HP
Men's Featherweight (-58 kg) QF 861
861


René Savoie

B. 1896-02-09, Le Locle, Switzerland
Ice Hockey
1920 1924 HP
Men's Teams broSF QU:4th 504
504

Olympic Competitor nr 7027


Arto Jalmari Savolainen

B. 1941-02-03, Oulu, Finland
Freestyle Wrestling
1964 HP
Men's Lightweight (-70 kg) 11th 96
96


Erkki Olavi Savolainen

B. 1917-08-21, Helsinki, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1993-12-26
Boxing
1936 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) R1 2.836
2.836


Dr. Heikki Ilmari Savolainen

B. 1907-09-28, Joensuu, Finland; D. 1997-11-29
Gymnastics (2 gold, 1 silver, 6 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 1948 1952 HP
Individual combined sixth bronze 9th 14th 29th 3376.016
Team combined fifth bronze bronze gold bronze 4712.5
Floor sixth 9th 58th 101st 200
Pommeled Horse bronze 7th 36th gold (*) 8th 3005
Rings 12th 7th 8th 8th 19th 238.4
Horizontal Bar 13th silver (°) fifth 29th fourth 1822.044
Parallel Bars 17th bronze 7th sixth 54th 991.1
Vault 16th 10th 38th 48th 102nd 26.6
14371.66

(*) On the Pommeled Horse in 1948, three finns (Heikki Savolainen, Veikko Huhtanen and Paavo Aaltonen) shared the gold medal.
(°) On the Bar in 1932, Savolainen was equal on points with countryman Einari Teräsvirta, but the Finnish team decided to give Savolainen the silver medal. Teräsvirta had also equal points on the vaults (for third place), but there a play-off decided in favour of the American Edward Carmichael.
Heikki Savolainen performed the oath for competitors at the Olympic Games of 1952 at Helsinki. At those games, he became (at 44) the oldest medal winner in gymnastics.
Together with Harri Kirvesniemi, Alexei Nemov, Merlene Ottey and Franziska van Almsick he's the record holder of bronze medals (SIX)


Amarylis Savon

Cuba
Judo (3 bronze)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Extra Lightweight (-48 kg) bronze bronze 7th 10673.85
Half Lightweight (-52 kg) bronze
10673.85


Félix Savón Fabré

B. 1967-04-22, San Vicente, Guantanamo, Cuba
Boxing (3 gold)
1992 1996 2000 HP
Heavyweight (-91 kg) gold gold gold 57600
57600

Winner of the Heavyweight boxing title at Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.
He was already world champion in 1986, so the Cuban boycott of the Seoul games probably cost him a fourth gold medal.
He lost only one fight in 15 years, the World Championship final in 1990. Apart from that and missing the Seoul games, his only other loss was in the final of the 1999 World Championships, which he did not fight because of a Cuban protest. He convincingly beat the 1999 World Champion in the quarter final at Sydney.
Despite those 3 misses, with 6 World and 3 Olympic titles, he is the best amateur boxer of all time.


Auguste Savonnet

represented Belgium
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1920 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) R2 40.5
40.5


Ugo Savonuzzi

Olympic Competitor nr 3978


Luciano Savorini

Olympic Competitor nr 6478


Boris Savostin

B. 1936, represented the Soviet Union
Cycling - Track
1956 HP
Men's Time Trial fifth 1500
1500


Nikola Savov

B. 1942-07-08, Sliven, Bulgaria
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Vladimir Nikolov Savov

B. 1932-06-12, Lom, Bulgaria
Weightlifting
1960 HP
Men's Middle−Heavyweight (-90 kg) sixth 960
960


Vladimir Stoyanov Savov

B. 1928-08-19, represented Bulgaria
Basketball
1952 1956 HP
Men's Team 7th fifth 700
700


Lyudmila Nikolayevna Savrulina

B. 1951-07-25, Susuman, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Speed Skating
1972 HP
Women's 1000 metres 10th 100
Women's 1500 metres 15th 16
Women's 3000 metres 8th 256
372


Benjamin Savšek

B. 1987-03-24, Ljubljana, Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia)
Canoe Slalom (1 gold)
2012 2016 2021 HP
Men's Canadian Singles eighth sixth gold 13680
13680


Mihai Savu

B. 1894, București, Romania; D. 1968
Fencing
1928 HP
Men's Foil, Individual SF:5th 21.5
Men's Foil, Team R1:4th 2.05
Men's Épée, Team QF:3rd 22.75
46.3


Dimitrios Savvas

B. 1939-09-17, Florina, Greece
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1964 1968 HP
Men's Lightweight (-70 kg) 10th 246
Men's Welterweight (-78 kg) 11th
246


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

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