Great Olympians

Biographies - TAK


Adrianus Johannes "Ad" Tak

B. 1953-06-08, Nieuwe Gastel, the Netherlands
Cycling - Road
1976 HP
Men's Road Race 50th -5.15
0.0000015


Tak In-Suk

B. 1949-04-25, represented North Korea
Speed Skating
1972 HP
Women's 500 metres 28th 0.0256
Women's 1000 metres 20th 1
1.0256


Takabayashi Kiyotaka

B. 1928-07-10, Shimosuwa, Japan
Speed Skating
1952 1956 HP
Men's 500 metres sixth 30th 640.01
Men's 1500 metres 34th 0.0016
640.0116


Ján Takáč

B. 1909-02-02, Choňkovce, Slovakia, then part of Hungary, lived in Praha, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1995-01-18
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Marathon 21st 0.96
0.96

He competed for (Slavia) Praha and died in Praha (in 1995, in the Czech Republic), so I will call him Czech rather than Slovakian, althugh he was born in Slovakia.


Silvester Takač

B. 1940-11-08, Đurđevo, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia
Football
1960 1964 HP
Men's Team (gold) sixth 1120
1120


Takács András

B. 1945-07-03, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2015-05-12
Cycling - Road
1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Road Race 58th 22nd 28th 0.6384000384
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 17th sixth 17th 486
486.6384000384


Takács Attila

B. 1929-01-19, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2011-02-24
Gymnastics
1956 HP
Men's Individual combined 24th 0.16
Men's Floor Exercise 23rd 0.064
Men's Horse Vault 11th 16
Men's Parallel Bars 21st 0.16
Men's Horizontal Bar 44th -
Men's Rings 23rd 0.064
Men's Pommeled Horse 22nd 0.1
16.548


Takács Elemér

B. 1889, from Budapest, Hungary
Shooting
1924 HP
Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol 47th 0.000006
Men's Small-Bore Rifle 20th 1.5
Men's Free Rifle, prone 12th 20
Men's Free Rifle, Team dnf 0.64
Men's Running Target, single shot 24th 0.16
Men's Running Target, single shot, Team sixth 160
Men's Running Target, double shot 25th 0.1
Men's Running Target, double shot, Team dnf 100
282.400006


Takács Gyula

B. 1914-09-04, from Budapest, represented Hungary
Handball
1936 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Takács Károly

B. 1910-01-21, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1976-01-05
Shooting (2 gold)
1948 1952 1956 HP
Rapid-fire Pistol gold gold 8th 19584
19584

Between 1929 and 1938 he shot right-handed, but then he lost his right hand in a hand-grenade explosion and he taught himself to shoot left-handed. He was a member of the Hungarian national team that won the world title at Lucerne in 1939 and after the war he won his two Olympic titles.


Takács Katalin

B. 1942-06-25, Budapest, Hungarian
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle R2:13th 25.6
WoWomen's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay fourth 400
425.6


Takács Sándor

B. 1947-08-20, Budapest, Hungary
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Takada Shizuo

B. 1909-03-05, Hiroshima, Japan; D. 1963-12-10
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Shot Put QU:ac 3.557
3.557


Takada Yasuo

B. 1950-02-09, Miyazaki, Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Men's 100 metres Butterfly SF:13th 25.6
Men's 200 metres Butterfly R1:13th 25.6
51.2


Takada Yuji

B. 1954-02-17, Ota, Japan
Freestyle Wrestling (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 1984 HP
Men's Flyweight (-52 kg) gold bronze 16800
16800


Takagi Koki

B. 1936-12-22, Kyoto, Japan
Aquatics - Water Polo
1960 1964 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd R1:3rd 91
91


Takagi Kunito

B. 1934-06-18, represented Japan
Ice Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Takagi Miho

B. 1994-05-22, Makubetsu, Hokk., Japan
Speed Skating (2 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
2010 2014 2018 2022 HP
Women's 500 m silver 4000
Women's 1000 m 35th bronze gold 8960.001
Women's 1500 m 23rd silver silver 8000.256
Women's 3000 m fifth sixth 1640
Women's Team Pursuit gold silver 2600
24900.257


Takagi Nana

B. 1992-07-02, Makubetsu, Hokk., Japan
Speed Skating (2 gold, 1 silver)
2014 2018 2022 HP
Women's 1500 m 32nd eighth 256.004
Women's 5000 m 12th 40
Women's Mass Start gold 27th 6400.04
Women's Team Pursuit fourth gold silver 3750
10446.044


Takahashi Eiko

B. 1945-09-21, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Women's 100 metres Butterfly 7th 500
Women's 4x100 metres Medley Relay fourth 400
900


Takahashi Hidezo

B. 1934-05-22, Myokokogen, Japan
Cross-Country Skiing
1964 HP
Men's 15 kilometres 42nd -4.40
Men's 30 kilometres 47th -5.40
Men's 50 kilometres 35th -2.10
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay 10th 25
25.001044


Takahashi Hiroko

B. 1942-05-01, Yuzawa, Japan
Cross Country Skiing
1972 HP
Women's 5 kilometres 34th -2.16
Women's 10 kilometres 25th 0.1
Women's 3x5 km Relay 9th 40
40.1016


Takahashi Kaneko

B. 1942-09-26, Karuizawa, Japan
Speed Skating
1964 HP
Women's 500 metres 24th 0.16
Women's 1000 metres 18th 2.56
Women's 1500 metres 18th 2.56
Women's 3000 metres 16th 6.4
11.68


Takahashi Kosaku

B. 1944-07-25, represented Japan
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's Team Pursuit R1:11th 48
48


Takahashi Miyuki

B. 1946-09-25, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Women's Pentathlon 18th 3.84
3.84


Takahashi Rokuro

B. 1909, Akita, Japan
Rowing
1932 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep.:4th 480
480


Takahashi Shinji

B. 1937-10-12, represented Japan
Shooting
1964 HP
Men's Free Pistol 26th 0.096
0.096


Takahashi Subaru

B. 1902-08-31, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Cross-Country Skiing
1928 HP
Men's 18 km 37th 0.0004
Men's 50 km 25th 0.1
0.1004


Takahashi Susumu

B. 1920-11-17, Hatsukaiti, Japan; D. 2001-05-13
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 3000m Steeplechase R1:9th 0.102
0.102


Takahashi Toshio

B. 1949-04-09, represented Japan
Aquatics - Water Polo
1972 HP
Men's Team R1:5th 8.6
8.6


Takahashi Yoshie

B. 1932-04-15, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Women's Long Jump QU:13th 38.4
38.4


Takahashi Zenjiro

B. 1912-03-29, Tokyo, Japan; D. 1990-11-04
Swimming & Water Polo
1932 1936 HP
Men's 100m Freestyle fifth 1000
Men's Water Polo QU:4th 7.25
1007.25


Takahira Masatoshi

B. 1937-07-26, Nagasaki, Japan
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1960 HP
Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) 21st 0.96
0.96


Takaishi Katsuo

B. 1906-10-14, Osaka, Japan; D. 1966-04-13
Swimming (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1924 1928 HP
Men's 100 m Free-style fifth bronze 3560
Men's 400 m Free-style SF:4th 328
Men's 1500 m Free-style fifth R2:dns 1064
Men's 4 x 200 m Free-style Relay fourth silver 1400
6352


Akseli Takala

B. 1897-05-23, Kuortane, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1951-03-18
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Shot Put QU:11th 96
96


Helena Kivioja

competed from 1972 as

Helena Takalo

B. 1947-10-28, Nivala, Finland
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
10 km dnf fifth silver bronze 8316
5 km 22nd 9th gold 8th 6816.4
3 x 5 km silver 2475
4 x 5 km silver fifth
17607.4


Takamatsu Yoshiko

B. 1938-04-16, Wakayama, Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 HP
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:12th 50
Women's 4x100 metres Medley Relay 7th 100
150


Takamiya Teruchiyo

B. 1942-02-18, represented Japan
Equestrianism - Jumping
1972 HP
Jumping, Team 16th 1.6
1.6


Takamizawa Hatsue

competed in 1964 as

Nagakubo Hatsue

B. 1935-07-27, Nagano, Japan
Speed Skating
1960 1964 HP
Women's 500 metres fifth 12th 1040
Women's 1000 metres fifth dnf 1000.0256
Women's 1500 metres 19th 10th 101.6
Women's 3000 metres fourth sixth 2240
4381.6256


Takamori Yasuo

B. 1934-03-03, from Kawasaki, represented Japan
Football
1956 HP
Men's Team R1 54
54


Takanezawa Itsuo

B. 1951-08-05, Tochigi, Japan
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's Pole Vault 8th 384
384


Takanezawa Seishi

represented Japan
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 3.724
3.724


Takano Yasuko

B. 1943-10-8, Koumi, Japan
Speed Skating
1964 HP
Women's 500 metres 19th 1.6
Women's 1000 metres 20th 1
Women's 1500 metres 14th 16
Women's 3000 metres 12th 40
58.6


Takano Yoshiko

B. 1942-01-26, Nagano, Japan
Speed Skating
1960 HP
Women's 500 metres 19th 1.6
Women's 1000 metres 16th 6.4
Women's 1500 metres 12th 40
Women's 3000 metres 10th 100
148


Takanuki Nobuhira

B. 1938-05-09, Kanagawa, Japan
Cycling - Track
1960 HP
Men's Team Pursuit R1:11th 48
48


Takarabe Minoru

B. 1908-05-30, represented Japan
Sailing
1936 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) 11th 80
80


Takashima Akio

B. 1942-04-15, Hiroshima, Japan
Hockey
1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 7th/8th 13th 176.8
176.8


Takashima Isamu

represented Japan
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep1 81
81


Takashima Mamoru

B. 1938-03-03, Hokkaido, Japan
Ice Hockey
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 8th 11th 10th 210
210


Takashina Fumio

B. 1911, represented Japan
Aquatics - Diving
1928 HP
Men's Springboard 9th 160
160


Takata Rikizo

B. 1900-10-18, Kurume, Japan; D. 1992-10-31
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 3.724
3.724


Takata Yoichi

B. 1908, Toyohara, now Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin, now part of Russia, represented Japan
Ski Jumping
1932 HP
Men's Individual 31st 0.0096
0.0096


Takato Naohisa

B. 1993-05-30, Shimotsuke, Toch., Japan
Judo (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2016 2021 HP
Men's Extra−Lightweight (-60 kg) bronze gold 12720
12720


Takatsuki Masahiro

B. 1942-02-08, represented Japan
Rowing
1964 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs Rep:4th 21.5
21.5


Takayama Masakuzu

B. 1945-10-30, Tokyo, Japan
Boxing
1964 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Takayanagi Satoshi

B. 1938-07-16, represented Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:29th 0.096
0.096


Takayama Suzue

B. 1946-12-12, Osaka, Japan
Volleyball (1 silver)
1968 HP
Women's Team silver 2000
2000


Marilyn Ruth Take

B. 1928-03-11, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Figure Skating
1948 HP
Women's Singles 12th 60
60


Takebayashi Takaji

B. 1909-08-08, from Tokyo, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming & Aquatics - Water Polo
1928 1932 HP
Men's 1500 m Freestyle SF:dnf 160
Men's Water Polo fourth 800
960


Takeda Miho

B. 1976-09-13, Kyoto, Japan
Synchronized Swimming (4 silver, 1 bronze)
1996 2000 2004 HP
Duet silver silver 10000
Team bronze silver silver 5808
15808

Twice together with Tachibana Miya


Takeda Misae

B. 1943-10-22, Hokkaido, Japan
Speed Skating
1968 HP
Women's 500 metres 25th 0.1
Women's 1000 metres 25th 0.1
0.2


Takeda Sachihiko

B. 1937-04-12, Hokkaido, Japan
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1960 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) 15th 15
15


Takeda Shintaro

B. 1886, Nagano, Japan; D. 1957
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting ac 2.186
2.186


Takeda Takashi

B. 1940-02-20, Mikasa, Hokk., Japan
Alpine Skiing
1960 HP
Men's Giant Slalom 44th 0.000016
Men's Slalom 33rd 0.00256
0.002576


Takeda Tsunekazu

B. 1947-11-01, Tokyo, Japan
Equestrianism - Jumping
1972 1976 HP
Jumping, Individual 42nd 39th -3.25
Jumping, Team 16th 13th 8
8.00025


Takeda Yasuhiko

B. 1937, represented Japan
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Eights SF:4th 164
164


Takeda Yoshitaka

B. 1911-02-15, Imabari, Japan; D. 1943
Gymnastics
1932 1936 HP
Men's Individual Combined (5 apparatuses) 23rd 0.256
Men's Individual Combined (6 apparatuses) 43rd
Men's Team Combined fifth 9th 290
Men's Floor Exercises 25th 42nd 0.026
Men's Vault 31st -
Men's Parallel Bars 24th 0.04
Men's Horizontal Bar 33rd -
Men's Rings 67th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 67th -
290.322


Takefushi Sakuta

B. 1906-04-17, Iiyama, Japan; D. 1988
Cross-Country Skiing & Nordic Combined
1928 HP
Men's 18 km 31st 0.0064
Men's 50 km 26th 0.064
Men's Nordic Combined dnf 0.0015
0.0719


Takei Naoya

B. 1893-06-16, Nagano, Japan; D. 1940-02-05
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Sculpture ac 5.34
5.34


Takemoto Masao

B. 1919-09-29, Hamada, Japan; D. 2007-02-02
Gymnastics (1 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)
1952 1956 1960 HP
Individual combined 15th fourth sixth 2610
Team combined fifth silver gold 3562.5
Vault silver sixth - 1160
Horizontal Bar 17th bronze silver 1641
Pommeled Horse 69th 7th - 100
Parallel Bars 71st bronze sixth 800
Rings sixth bronze - 800
Floor Exercise 11th 16th - 17.6
10691.1


Takemoto Yukari

B. 1955-04-27, Hiroshima, Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 1972 HP
Women's 100 metres Breaststroke R1:17th 4
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:20th 1
Women's 200 metres Individual Medley R1:14th 16
Women's 400 metres Individual Medley R1:18th 2.56
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay R1:10th 25
48.56


Takemura Rei

B. 1919-04-29, represented Japan
Aquatics - Swimming
1936 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle 29th 0.016
Women's 4x100 metres Freestyle Relay SF:8th 64
64.016


Takemura Shinkichi

B. 1931-12-21, Nagano, Japan; D. 1999-12-09
Speed Skating
1956 1960 HP
Men's 500 metres 11th 43rd 64.0000256
Men's 1500 metres 36th 0.00064
64.0006656


Takenaka Shoichiro

B. 1912-09-30, Wakayama, Japan
Athletics
1932 HP
Men's 5000 metres 12th 40
Men's 10000 metres 10th 100
140


Takechi Osamu

B. 1914, represented Japan
Hockey
1936 HP
Men's Team QU:2nd 410
410


Takeuchi Akira

B. 1947-03-02, Hiroshima, Japan
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 3000 m Steeplechase R1:5th 3.435
3.435


Takeuchi Kazuya

B. 1941-08-29, Kyoto, Japan
Aquatics - Water Polo
1964 1968 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 12th 65.5
65.5


Takeuchi Teizo

B. 1908-11-06, Tokyo, Japan; D. 1946-04-12
Football
1936 HP
Men's Team QF 287
287


Takeuchi Toshiya

B. 1930-10-24, represented Japan
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxed Fours 1Rep:3rd 5.1
5.1


Takeuchi Yoshie

B. 1932-05-18, represented Japan
Fencing
1964 HP
Women's Foil, Individual R1:6th -2.34
Women's Foil, Team R1:4th 25
25.0034


Gholam Reza Takhti

B. 1930-08-27, Tehran, Iran; D. 1968-01-07
Freestyle Wrestling (1 gold, 2 silver)
1952 1956 1960 1964 HP
Middleweight (-79 kg) silver 30000
Light heavyweight (-87 kg) gold silver
Light heavyweight (-97 kg) fourth
30000

Born in Tehran and raised in poor circumstances. He trained in a makeshift sports hall until he left Tehran to work as an oilworker. After being drafted into the army he was introduced to freestyle wrestling, He won his first Iranian championship in 1950, and became the first Iranian wrestler to win an international medal when he gained silver in the World Championships at Helsinki in 1951, followed by silver at the Helsinki Olympics. Later he won gold in the 1956 Olympics and the 1959 World championships.
Although Tahkti competed unsuccessfully at the 1964 Olympics and 1966 World championships this was due to his being chosen for adverse political reasons. Although he had retired from competition the government of the time attempted to discredit him in the eyes of the people (with whom he was extremely popular, particularly from an anti-government stance) by sending him to certain defeat. although he lost in competition his popularity was not diminished.
His mysterious death in 1967 was "officially" listed as suicide but the popular opinion was one of political assasination by government forces.


Takizawa Kenji

B. 1940-06-08, represented Japan
Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team 7th/8th 164
164


Written 2000-12-01 - last modified 2022-08-31

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