Sha - She - Shi - Sho
B. 1932-01-27, Ishim, Kazakhstan
Gymnastics Men (7 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
(°) Takashi Ono and Boris Shakhlin were
equal first on the Vaults at Rome. Shakhlin beat Ono for the overall title
by a mere 0.05 points.
(*) Boris Shakhlin, Shuji Tsurumi and Viktor Lissizki were equal silver at the Individual Combined at Tokyo
He was rather large for a gymnast (1.71 m and 70 kg), which helped him on the bar and horse, but he always failed on the floor exercises.
Weight-lifting (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Canoeing (2 gold, 1 silver)
|K1, 1000 m||silver||gold||fifth||14250|
|K2, 1000 m||gold||-||-||4800|
B. 1874-06-09, Rutland, VT, USA; D. 1960-02-18
Athletics (2 bronze)
|Standing High Jump||bronze||3840|
|Standing Long Jump||fourth||2400|
|Standing Triple Jump||fourth||2400|
Olympic Competitor nr 1021
B. 1878-07-09, USA; D. 1935-01-23
Athletics (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 783
Figure Skating (1 gold, 2 bronze)
Four times together with Zhao Hongbo.
B. 1884-06-02, Great Britain; D. 1954-07-09
Tug-of-War (2 gold, 1 silver)
|Tug of War||gold||silver||gold||11400|
B. 1883-09-05, Almonesson, NJ, USA; D. 1942-01-04
Track and Field (4 gold, 1 silver)
|1600 m Relay||gold||2800|
|4x400 m Relay||gold|
At London, he went through the first 400 metres in 53 seconds and he went
on to win the 800 metres in the world record time of 1.52.8. At Stockholm,
he tried the same, but after an opening lap of 52.4, he was overtaken by
Ted Meredith who set a new world record of 1.51.9.
He was rejected by the New York Police because he had a weak heart, but he would later become a lawyer and he defended the kidnappers of the Lindberg children.
B. 1972-01-13, Minsk, Belarus
Gymnastics (6 gold, 4 bronze)
The last national champion of the USSR in 1990.
B. 1881-03-28, Ireland, but lived in New York, NY, USA; D. 1918-03-27
Track and Field (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
|Discus Throw, freestyle||gold||gold|
|Discus Throw, Greek style||fourth||gold||6000|
|Standing Long Jump||silver||bronze||7380|
|Standing High Jump||silver||16th||4507.2|
An extra throw had to decide the winner of the St.Louis discus, as Sheridan
Rose had both thrown an equal 39.28 m. Sheridan threw 1.52 m
He won two gold (Shot, Discus) and three silver (standing high and long jumps, stone throw) at Athina in 1906.
The competitions of Standing High Jump and Discus, Greek style, were going on at the same time, but still Sheridan managed to finish in the top-four in both.
His 25th place in the pentathlon is because he had to withdraw after the first event because of injury. He had been the big favorite, and his withdrawal threw the competition wide open.
B. 1911-11-20, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Track & Field (1 gold)
In the final at Los Angeles, Shiley and Babe Didrikson had both jumped 1.65 m, the new world record at the time. They then had a jump-off at 1.67 m. Again, both cleared it, but it would not count as a World record (because it had been in a jump-off). The judges ruled however, that Didrickson had made an illegal jump (exactly the same as during the whole competition - but ...) and so Shiley received the gold medal.
Speed Skating (1 gold, 1 silver)
B. in München, USA national
Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
He won the Marathon in his birthplace, the first and only man to do so.
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