Great Olympians

Biographies - TAY


Tay Chin Joo

B. 1955-05-12, represented Singapore
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 100 m Butterfly 27th 0.04
0.04


"Leonard" Tay L.

B. 1912-11-25, represented China
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 400 metres R1:6th 0.000052
0.000052


"Molly" Tay (Chin Say)

B. 1952-08-13, from Singapore, represented Malaysia
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Women's 100 metres Butterfly R1:30th 0.0125
0.0125

Barely 12 years old at the time!
Singapore was briefly a part of newly independent Malaysia.


Muhlis Tayfur

B. 1922, Erzurum, Turkey; D. 2008-07-21
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) silver 6000
6000


Ali Tayla

B. 1949-09-17, Ankara, Turkey
Fencing
1972 HP
Men's Épée, Individual R1:6th -8.18
0.0000000018


Richard John "Dick" Tayler

B. 1948-08-12, Timaru, New Zealand
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:31st -2.64
0.0064


Colin Taylforth

B. 1953-09-16, Liverpool, England, Great Britain
Figure Skating
1972 1976 HP
Pairs 14th 11th 100
100


Erika Taylforth

B. 1956-11-22, Encino, Cal., USA, represented Great Britain
Figure Skating
1976 HP
Pairs 11th 80
80


Al Taylor

B. 1911, from Hamilton, Ont., represented Canada
Rowing (1 bronze)
1932 HP
Men's Eights bronze 1280
1280


Albert Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 3397


Alfred Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 5584


Angelo Taylor

B. 1978-12-29, Albany, GA, USA
Track & Field (2 gold)
2000 2004 2008 2012 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles gold 13th gold fifth 31107.6
Men's 4 x 400 m disq. gold silver 2600
33707.6


Anthony Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 3638


Bertha Fanning Taylor

B. 1883-07-30, New York, NY, USA; D. 1980-07-03
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event AC 3.724
3.724


Betty Taylor

B. 1916-02-22, Ingersoll, Ont., Canada; D. 1977-02-02
Athletics (1 bronze)
1932 1936 HP
Women's 80 metres Hurdles R1:4th bronze 4332
4332


William "Billy" Taylor

B. 1952-09-14, from London, England, represented Great Britain
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R1 1.02
1.02


Christopher J. "Chris" Taylor

B. 1950-06-13, Dowagiac, Mich., USA; D. 1979-06-30
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 bronze)
1972 HP
FR Men's Super-Heavyweight (+100 kg) bronze 3840
GR Men's Super-Heavyweight (+100 kg) 8th 384
4224


Christian Taylor

B. 1990-06-18, Long Island, NY, USA
Track & Field (2 gold)
2012 2016 HP
Men's Triple Jump gold gold 19200
19200


Cuthbert Taylor

B. 1909-12-11, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, Great Britain; D. 1977-11-15
Boxing
1928 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) QF 861
861


David Daniel B. "Danny" Taylor

from Belfast, represented Ireland
Rowing
1948 HP
Men's Eights Rep:2nd 86
86


Richard George "Dick" Taylor

B. 1945-01-03, Coventry, England, Great Britain
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:8th 0.272
0.272


Richard William "Dick" Taylor

B. 1938-01-23, Gardner, Mass., USA
Cross-Country Skiing
1964 HP
Men's 15 kilometres 49th -5.16
Men's 30 kilometres 42nd -4.40
Men's 50 kilometres 34th -2.16
0.0016416


Earl Taylor

B. 1932-07-22, represented Jamaica
Sailing
1964 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 23rg 0.256
0.256


Frank Morgan Taylor

B. 1903-04-17, Sioux City, Iowa, USA; D. 1975-02-16
Track and Field (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1924 1928 1932 HP
400 m Hurdles gold bronze bronze 21600
21600

At Paris, he stayed 1.4 sec below the world record, set by Frank Loomis at Antwerpen. This was not recognized as a World record though, as he had tripped one hurdle, which was not allowed in a record at that time. The second in the race was disqualified, so the man finishing third, Erik Vilen of Finland, was credited with the new World Record. The same would happen in 1932, when the silver medallist, Glen Hardin, was also proclaimed World Record holder.


Francis J. "Frankie" Taylor

B. 1942-09-02, Lancaster, England, Great Britain
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R3 79.13
79.13


Fred Taylor

B. 1890-03-08, Newark, NJ, USA; D. 1968-01
Cycling - Track
1920 HP
Men's Sprint SF:2nd 1620
Men's Team Pursuit QF 430.5
Men's 50 km dnf 0.0096
2050.5096


Frederick Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 1632


Geoffrey Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 4601


H. W. Taylor

represented Great Britain
Gymnastics
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, European system fifth 250
250


Harold "Harry" Taylor

B. 1924-03-12, from Blackpool, represented Great Britain
Alpine Skiing
1948 HP
Men's Downhill 88th -
Men's Combined 61st 0.0000000048
Men's Slalom 61st 0.0000000064
0.0000000112


Henry Taylor

B. 1885-03-17, Great Britain; D. 1951-02-28
Swimming (4 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
1906 1908 1912 1920 bonus HP
400 m Free-style silver gold SF:5th SF:4th 8258
1500 m Free-style gold SF:5th ht:dnf 9730.432
1 mile Free-style gold
4x250 m Free-style Relay bronze 740 3700
4x200 m Free-style Relay gold bronze bronze
8280 10800 900 968.432 740 21688.432

The complete 1500 m race at London was a mile long. Taylor was passed on the final lap by Thomas Battersby, who swam a new British mile best, which could not be recognised because it was swum in a 100 m pool (109.3yds), whereas records had to be swum in a 110 yds pool.

Olympic Competitor nr 2794


Herb Taylor

B. 1906-12-20, New York, NY, USA; D. 1981-01-26
Speed Skating
1932 HP
Men's 1500 m sixth 640
Men's 5000 m fourth 1600
2240


Herbert Taylor

B. 1892-06-07, Chicago, Ill., USA; D. 1965-01-16
Aquatics - Swimming
1920 HP
200 m Breaststroke R1:4th 14.5
Water Polo sixth 800
814.5


Homer Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2215


Howard Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 477


Ian David Taylor

B. 1938-04-18 in Mexico, represented Great Britain
Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Irving Carrie Taylor

B. 1919-08-13, Ottawa, Ont., Canada; D. 1991-12
Ice Hockey (1 gold)
1948 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Jacob "Jack" Taylor

B. 1928-07-11, from Toronto, represented Canada; D. 2016-03-26
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Eights 2Rep:2nd 216
216


Jack George Neil Taylor

B. 1931-01-31, Akron, Ohio, USA; D. 1955-05-30
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Men's 100 metres Backstroke bronze 3840
3840


James "Jack" Taylor

B. 1932-03-07, represented Great Britain
Wrestling - Freestyle
1956 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67 kg) 12th 60
60


John Baxter Taylor, Jr.

Olympic Competitor nr 4377


John Coard Taylor

B. 1901-01-01, Cranford, NJ, USA; D. 1946-06-25
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 400 m fifth 1000
1000


John Franklin Taylor

B. 1944-05-30, Los Angeles, Cal., USA
Volleyball
1964 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


John Paskin Taylor

B. 1928-03-18, from Rhyl, Wales, represented Great Britain; D. 2015-03-09
Hockey (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


John Philip Taylor

B. 1904-04-06, Ormskirk, England, Great Britain
Swimming
1924 HP
Men's 1500 m Freestyle SF:6th 64
64


John Pringle Taylor

B. 1908-01-12, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Cross Country Skiing
1932 HP
Men's 18 km 39th 0.00016
0.00016


John Robert Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 3990


Jonathan Taylor

B. 1943-10-12, London, England, Great Britain
Alpine Skiing
1964 HP
Men's Downhill dnf -12.16
Men's Slalom R1:29th -6.16
0.00000016


Joseph William Taylor

B. 1907-11-18, Bradford, England, Great Britain; D. 1992-12
Freestyle Wrestling
1932 HP
Men's Featherweight (-61  kg) fourth 2400
2400


Katie Taylor

B. 1986-07-02, Dublin, Ireland
Boxing (1 gold)
2012 2016 HP
Women's Lightweight (-60 kg) gold QF 10461
10461


Louise Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2226


Mabel Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2227


Megan Taylor

B. 1920-10-25, Manchester, England, Great Britain; D. 1993-07-23
Figure Skating
1932 HP
Women's Individual 7th 600
600


Norman Taylor

B. 1899-04-15, Toronto, Ont., Canada; D. 1980-12-14
Rowing (1 silver)
1924 HP
Men's Eights silver 2000
2000


Oliver William "Ollie" Taylor

B. 1938-02-19, Townsville, Qld., Australia
Boxing (1 bronze)
1960 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) bronze 3120
3120


Ralph Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2216


Robert James Taylor

B. 1948-09-14, Tyler, Texas, USA; D. 2007-11-13
Athletics - Track & Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
1972 HP
Men's 100 metres silver 4000
Men's 4x100 m Relay gold 1600
5600


Ronald Roy "Ron" Taylor

B. 1932-07-20, represented Australia
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+81 kg) R3 79.13
79.13


Ross Taylor

B. 1902-04-26, Toronto, Ont., Canada; D. 1984-05-03
Ice Hockey (1 gold)
1928 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Scott Lee Taylor

B. 1945-05-08, Portland, Oreg., USA
Modern Pentathlon
1972 HP
Men's Individual 29th 0.02
Men's Team fourth 400
400.02


Sheila Janet Taylor

competed in 1972 as

Sheila Carey

B. 1946-08-12, Coventry, England, Great Britain
Athletics
1968 1972 HP
Women's 800 metres fourth 1600
Women's 1500 metres fifth 1000
2600


Thomas Taylor

B. 1889, represented Great Britain
Weightlifting
1924 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) 17th 6
6


Tom Taylor

Olympic Competitor nr 2355


W. Taylor


William Taylor

B. 1900, Canada
Cycling - Track
1920 HP
Men's Sprint R1:3rd 0.034
Men's Team Pursuit QF 430.5
Men's 50 km dnf 0.0096
430.5436


Félix Taymans

B. 1886-02-28, from Bruxelles, represented Belgium
Rowing
1920 HP
Men's Eights R1:2nd 287
287


Artur Taymazov

B. 1979-07-20, Vladikavkaz, then Soviet Union, North Ossetia, Russian Federation, competing for Uzbekistan
Wrestling, Freestyle (3 gold, 1 silver)
2000 2004 2008 2012 HP
Super-Heavyweight (-130 kg) silver 15600
Super-Heavyweight (-120 kg) gold dq dq
15600

Originally a triple champion, but his second and third gold medals were stripped because of doping.
His brother, Tymur Taimazov, competed for Ukraine as a weightlifter.


Written 2000-12-03 - last modified 2022-05-13

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