Great Olympians

Biographies - VAR


Birger Var

B. 1893-06-30, Moss, Norway; D. 1970-03-22
Rowing (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's Coxed Fours bronze 1920
1920


Kenchappa Varadaiah "KV" Varadaraj

B. 1924-05-07, Mysore, Karn., India; D. 2011-12-20
Football
1948 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38

He was also on the team in 1952, but did not play.


Váradi-Péter Ilona

B. 1894-08-06, Budapest, Hungary
Tennis
1924 HP
Women's Singles R2 0.85
Mixed Doubles R2 39.56
40.41


Várady Béla

B. 1953-04-12, Gömörszőlős, Hungary; D. 2014-01-23
Football (1 silver)
1972 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Várady Jenö

Olympic Competitor nr 4637


Žarko Varajić

B. 1951-21-26, Nikšić, Montenegro, represented Yugoslavia
Basketball (1 silver)
1976 HP
Men's Team (silver) 800
800


James Patrick "Jack" Varaleau

B. 1922-05-22, Vanier, Ont., Canada; D. 2004-11-27
Weightlifting
1948 1952 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) sixth dnf 960.384
960.384


Marcello Varallo

B. 1947-10-08, Milano, Italy
Alpine Skiing
1972 HP
Men's Downhill 10th 100
100


Ioannis Varanakis

Olympic Competitor nr 2929


Adolfas Varanauskas

B. 1934-02-04, Paliepis, Lithuania, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2007-01-12
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's Shot Put 8th 384
384


Bruno José Varani

B. 1925-09-16, Santa Fe, Argentina; D. 2005-05-25
Basketball
1948 HP
Men's Team (15th) 3.2
3.2


René Varas Asenjo

B. 1936-05-19, La Unión, Chile
Equestrianism - Jumping
1972 HP
Jumping, Individual 10th 125
Jumping, Team 9th 40
165


Varasdi Géza

B. 1928-02-06, Budapest, Hungary
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1952 1956 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:3rd 0.023
Men's 4x100m Relay bronze SF:5th 672.5
672.523


Helen Varcoe

B. 1907-02-18, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1995-05
Swimming (1 bronze)
1932 HP
Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay bronze 640
640


Jack Vard

B. 1926-05-29, Dublin, Ireland; D. 1998-04-13
Freestyle Wrestling
1952 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67 kg) 17th 6
6


Mihai Vardală

B. 1903, from București, represented Romania
Rugby (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Rugby bronze 1280
1280


Emil Väre (Vilén)

B. 1885-09-28, Kärkölä, Finland; D. 1974-01-31
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (2 gold)
1912 1920 bonus HP
Lightweight (-67.5 kg) gold gold 9600 28800
9600 9600 9600 28800

He became interested in wrestling at the beginning of the century in St.Petersburg, and soon became one of the best himself. He also won the World Championship in 1911.

Olympic Competitor nr 6027


Hjalmar Väre

Olympic Competitor nr 5758


Alberto " Schwalb

B. 1940-11-16, Montevideo, Uruguay
Fencing
1968 HP
Men's Foil, Individual R1:5th -6.45
Men's Épée, Individual R1:6th -8.20
0.000000452


Javier Varela Trejo

B. 1940-09-27, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Hockey
1968 1972 HP
Men's Team 16th (16th) 6.4
6.4


Manuel Varela

represented Argentina; D. 2013-03
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1948 HP
Men's Flyweight (-52 kg) 7th 600
600


Corrado Varesco

B. 1938-11-18, Tesero, Italy
Biathlon
1972 HP
Men's 4x7.5 km Relay 10th 25
25


Carlo Varetto

B. 1905-05-27, represented Italy
Shooting
1936 1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle 23rd 0.384
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, 3 Positions 26th 0.064
0.448


Sergio Varetto

B. 1937-07-28, Vergato, Italy
Shooting
1960 HP
Men's Rapid−Fire Pistol 29th 0.024
0.024


Varga Béla

Olympic Competitor nr 6067


Dezideriu Varga

B. 1939-05-14, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania
Ice Hockey
1964 1968 1972 1976 HP
Men's Team 12th 12th 7th 240
240


Varga Ferenc

B. 1925-07-03, Romhány, Hungary
Canoeing - Flatwater Kayak (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 10000m bronze 1920
1920


Varga Imre

B. 1945-08-19, Nagyszénás, Hungary; D. 2011-09-18
Judo
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Half-Heavyweight (-93 kg) R1 520.587
Men's Heavyweight (+95 kg) QF
Men's Open Class R2 27
547.587


Iosif Varga

B. 1934-09-06, Lorint, Romania
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxless Fours Rep:2nd 204
204


Varga István

B. 1943-09-07, Abony, Hungary; D. 2014-12-06
Handball
1972 1976 HP
Men's Team 8th sixth 448
448


Varga János

B. 1939-10-21, Pest, Hungary
Greco-Roman Wrestling & Freestyle Wrestling (1 gold)
Greco-Roman 1964 1968 1972 HP
Bantamweight (-57 kg) 9th gold fourth 12240
Freestyle 1964 HP
Bantamweight (-57 kg) 7th 600
12840


Varga Lajos

B. 1933-11-23, Gyoma, Hungary; D. 2006-02-07
Artistic Gymnastics
1960 1964 HP
Men's Individual Combined 32nd 32th -2.50
Men's Team Combined 12th 9th 50
50.005


Robert Varga

B. 1941-09-23, Échirolles, France
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's Individual Pursuit R1:10th 150
Men's Team Pursuit R1:9th 75
225


Varga Tamás

B. 1975-07-14, Szolnok, Hungary
Water Polo (2 gold)
2004 2008 2012 HP
Men's Team gold gold fifth 10350
10350


Varga Zoltán

B. 1945-01-01, Vál, Hungary; D. 2010-04-09
Football (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Team (gold) 162
162

He was also on the team in 1968, but did not play.


Eduardo Vargas

B. 1910-02-26, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Boxing
1932 HP
Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg) R1 116.9
116.9


Israel Vargas Zuñiga

B. 1946-01-17, Veracruz, Ver., Mexico
Freestyle Wrestling
1968 HP
Men's Lightweight (-70 kg) 18th 3.84
3.84


Javier Vargas Rueda

B. 1942-11-22, Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Football
1968 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Jorge Leonardo Vargas Kerrigan

B. 1942-07-04, Lima, Peru
Basketball
1964 HP
Men's Team 15th 5
5


María Cecilia Vargas Santana

B. 1957-10-28, represented Mexico
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Women's 100 m Backstroke 34th -2.16
Women's 200 m Backstroke 33rd -2.26
0.00416


Martín Adolfo Vargas Fuentes

B. 1955-01-24, Osomo, Chile
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Flyweight (-51 kg) R1 1.088
1.088


Rostislav Yevgenyevich Vargashkin

B. 1933-06-02, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, lived in Moskva, represented the Soviet Union
Cycling - Track (1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Time Trial bronze 3840
Men's Tandem Sprint 10th 125
3965


Vargha Csongor

B. 1946-02-13, Cham, Germany, represented Hungary
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 m sixth 320
320


Vargha Ilona

B. 1910-06-08, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1973-04-19
Fencing
1936 HP
Women's Foil, Individual 7th 600
600


Vargha Pál

Olympic Competitor nr 2993


Antonio Vargiu

B. 1937-05-13, Cagliari, Italy
Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team 13th 12.8
12.8


Oddvar Vargset

B. 1925-10-06, Narvik, Norway; D. 1997-11-23
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1956 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) 11th 96
96


Várhelyi Péter

B. 1950-04-15, Budapest, Hungary
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 m sixth 320
320


Várhidi Pál

B. 1931-11-06, Budapest, Hungary; D. 2015-11-12
Football (1 bronze)
1960 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Carlos Alberto Vario

B. 1947-10-17, Florida, Argentina
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1964 1968 HP
FR Men's Lightweight (-70 kg) 9th 18th 243.84
GR Men's Lightweight (-70 kg) 21st 4.8
GR Men's Welterweight (-78 kg) 18th
248.64


Varjú Vilmos

B. 1937-06-10, Gyula, Hungary; D. 1994-02-17
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Shot Put bronze QU:13th 8th 4262.4
4262.4


Várkői Ferenc

B. 1916-01-27, Csongrád, Hungary; D. 1987-11-12
Gymnastics (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 29th 0.016
Men's Team All-Around bronze 640
Men's Floor Exercise 34th -
Men's Horse Vault 10th 25
Men's Parallel Bars 34th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 55th -
Men's Rings 29th 0.004
Men's Pommeled Horse 26th 0.016
665.036


Viktor Ivanovich Varlamov

B. 1948-04-28, Petropavl, Kazakhstan, represented the Soviet Union
Speed Skating
1976 HP
Men's 5000 metres fourth 1600
Men's 10000 metres fourth 1600
3200

Although born in Kazakhstan, he started speed skating in UFa, Bashkiria, Russia and was champion of Russia in 1973. I shall class him as Russian.


Bill Varley

Olympic Competitor nr 1894


Fleetwood Varley

Olympic Competitor nr 3365


Michael Andrew "Mick" Varley

B. 1939-11-30, Nottingham, England, Great Britain
Boxing
1964 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) QF 861
861


Royston Varley

B. 1952-01-27, represented Great Britain
Alpine Skiing
1972 HP
Men's Downhill 33rd -2.26
Men's Giant Slalom dnf -10.26
Men's Slalom 26th 0.064
0.06656


George Varnell

Olympic Competitor nr 2000


Ernesto Varona Morell

B. 1940-11-07, represented Cuba
Weightlifting
1964 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+90 kg) 15th 15
15


Óscar Varona Varona

B. 1949-07-22, represented Cuba
Basketball (1 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Men's Team bronze 7th 1480
1480


Georgi Dimitrov Varoshkin

B. 1932-12-20, represented Bulgaria; D. 2017-09-20
Alpine Skiing
1956 1960 HP
Men's Downhill 24th 29th 0.176
Men's Giant Slalom 41st 29th 0.016064
Men's Slalom dnf 29th 0.016
0.208064


Varró József

B. 1944-03-02, Kóka, Hungary
Equestrianism - Eventing & Equestrianism - Jumping
1972 1976 1980 HP
Three-Day Event, Individual dnf -10.32
Three-Day Event, Team dnf -
Jumping, Team fourth 400
400


Várszegi József

B. 1910-09-07, Györ, Hungary; D. 1977-06-12
Athletics - Track and Field (1 bronze)
1936 1948 1952 HP
Men's Javelin Throw 8th bronze QU:23rd 4224.384
4224.384


(Arvo) Ilmari Vartia

B. 1914-08-25, Jyväskylä, Finland; D. 1951-05-25
Fencing
1948 HP
Men's Épée, Individual R1:7th 0.000000014
Men's Épée, Team R1:3rd 1.065
1.065000014

He died of a fencing wound during the 1951 World Championships.


Raimo Veikko Vartia

B. 1937-01-15, Helsinki, Finland; D. 2018-12-18
Basketball
1964 HP
Men's Team 11th 32
32


Aimo Antero Vartiainen

B. 1927-07-14, Rovaniemi, Finland
Alpine Skiing
1948 HP
Men's Downhill 53rd 0.000000192
Men's Combined dnf -
Men's Slalom 21st 0.64
0.640000192


(Toini) Veikko Vartiainen

B. 1913-08-20, Tampere, Finland; D. 1981-01-11
Equestrianism - Jumping & Equestrianism - Eventing
1948 1952 HP
Jumping, Individual dnf 0.00002
Three−Day Event, Individual dnf 0.00000002
Three−Day Event, Team dnf -
0.00002002


Roman Vartolomeu

B. 1950-05-09, represented Romania
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (1 silver)
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 m silver 2000
2000


Simion Vartolomeu

B. 1891, represented Romania
Shooting
1924 HP
Men's Small-Bore Rifle 52nd 0.0000006
Men's Free Rifle, prone 55th 0.000000125
Men's Free Rifle, team 13th 6.4
6.400000725


Written 2000-12-22 - last modified 2022-08-01

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