Great Olympians

Biographies - VEL


Antonio Vela

Olympic Competitor nr 1427


Juan Alejandro Velarde Díaz

B. 1954-07-20, Lima, Peru
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1972 HP
FR Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) 25th 0.15
GR Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) 24th 0.24
0.39


Norma Velarde Álvarez

B. 1946-12-30, Lima, Peru
Volleyball
1968 HP
Women's Team fourth 800
800


Ricardo Velarde

B. 1954-06-05, represented Mexico
Aquatics - Diving
1976 HP
Men's Platform QU:19th 1.6
1.6


Fabián Velasco Coello

B. 1902-01-20, Castro Urdiales, Spain; D. 1953-02-03
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's 3000 m Team R1:4th 82
Men's Cross-Country 13th 32
Men's Cross-Country, team dnf 160
274


Pedro "Pete" Velasco, Jr.

B. 1937-04-06, Honolulu, Haw., USA
Volleyball
1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 9th 7th 280
280


Rafael Velasco Poblano

B. 1944-10-24, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:4th 19.2
19.2


Tomas Velasco Palomo

B. 1914-12-21, Segovia, Spain
Cross-Country Skiing
1936 HP
Men's 18 kilometres 62nd 0.000000004
0.000000004


Guillermo Velásquez

B. 1944-12-10, Osomo, Chile
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-54 kg) R1 -2.14
0.0014


Héctor Juan Velásquez Vera

B. 1952-02-09, Loncoche, Chile; D. 2010-08-18
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Light Flyweight (-48 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Julían Velásquez

B. 1920-12-07, Santa Fe, Argentina
Fencing
1964 HP
Men's Sabre, Team R1:3rd 22.75
22.75


Luis Humberto Velásquez

B. 1919-12-30, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala; D. 1997-02-09
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 10000 metres 31st 0.0064
Men's Marathon dnf 0.00000000096
0.00640000096


(Daniel) Roger Vélasquez

B. 1943-12-11, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Men's 400 metres QF:28th 0.0256
Men's 4x400 m Relay bronze R1:9th 680
680.0256


Alberto Camilo Velázquez Aguilar

B. 1934-07-16, Casupá, Uruguay
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1956 1960 HP
Men's Road Race dnf dnf -13.32
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
Men's Team Pursuit R1:11th R1:13th 67.2
67.2


Carlos Alberto Velázquez

B. 1925-07-14, represented Argentina
Modern Pentathlon
1952 HP
Men's Individual 24th 0.2
Men's Team 8th 64
64.2


Javier Velázquez Manero

B. 1924-02-06, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Sailing
1968 HP
Three−Person Keelboat (Dragon) 18th 2.56
2.56


Miguel Velázquez Torres

B. 1944-12-27, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Boxing
1964 HP
Men's Light−Welterweight (-63.5 kg) R32 1.02
1.02


Iliya Krastev Velchev

B. 1925-02-25, represented Bulgaria
Cycling - Road & Cycling - Track
1952 HP
Men's Road Race dnf 8x10-19
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
Men's Team Pursuit QU:16th 4.8
4.8


Jaroslav Velda

represented Czechoslovakia
Gymnastics
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, European system fourth 400
400


Bart Veldkamp

B. 1967-11-22, 's Gravenhage (the Hague), the Netherlands, naturalised Belgian 1997
Speed Skating (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1992 1994 1998 2002 2006 HP
10000 m gold bronze fourth 9th 14th 8496
5000 m bronze fifth fifth 8th 13th 4775.76
1500 m fifth - 17th 754
14025.76

When he was no longer a member of the dutch core team, he moved to Belgium and started skating for that country. He was naturalised in time for the Nagano Olympics. In the 5000 meters, he skated a phenomenal world record only to see it beaten twice in the next two heats, first by 6 hundreds of a second (Rintje Ritsma), then by 6 full seconds (Gianni Romme), both former countrymen. In his best discipline, the 10000 meters, he also skated below the former world record, but three Dutchmen (also Bob de Jong) had already crossed the line faster before.


(Gerard) Wybo Veldman

B. 1946-10-21, Padang, Indonesia, represented New Zealand
Rowing (1 gold)
1968 1972 HP
Men's Eights fourth gold 4000
4000


Khristos Velegris

Olympic Competitor nr 3009


Margo Velema

B. 1955-10-21, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Artistic Gymnastics
1972 HP
Women's Individual Combined 79th -11.16
WomMen's Team Combined 9th 40
40


Velko Ivanov Velev

B. 1948-01-04, Sofia, Bulgaria
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 1980 HP
Men's Discus Throw 10th 8th 534
534


Donald Danilo "Don" Vélez Espinosa

B. 1948-01-18, Managua, Nicaragua; D. 2010-07-11
Athletics
1968 1972 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:32nd -2.60
Men's Javelin Throw QU:26th QU:21st 1.056
Men's Decathlon 20th 1.5
2.562


Mariano M. Vélez, Jr.

B. Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines; D. 2004
Boxing
1948 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R1 1.617
1.617


Velez Rezsö

B. 1887-08-31, Komárom, Hungary
Shooting
1912 1920 1924 HP
Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol 30th 0.015
Men's Small-Bore Rifle 47th -
Free Rifle, 3 positions 72nd -
Men's Free Rifle, prone 35th 0.001
Men's Free Rifle, team dnf 0.64
Military Rifle, 3 positions 7th 400
Military Rifle, Free position 73rd -
Military Rifle, team 10th 25
Men's Running Target, single shot 10th 100
Men's Running Target, single shot, Team sixth 160
Men's Running Target, double shot dnf -
Men's Running Target, double shot, Team - -
685.656

Olympic Competitor nr 5126


Franjo Velfl

B. 1918-05-18, Zagreb, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1987-07-08
Football (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's Team (silver) 2000
2000


Velichko Khristov Velichkov

B. 1934-04-10, Pleven, Bulgaria; D. 1982-10-27
Shooting (1 silver)
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle,  Three Positions 14th silver 4016
Men's Small−Bore Rifle,  Prone QU:64th 10th 100
Small−Bore Rifle,  Prone 64th
4116.0000000032


Sofiya Aleksandrovna Velikaya

B. 1985-06-08, Almaty, Kazakhstan, then in the Soviet Union, represented Russia
Fencing (2 gold, 3 silver)
2008 2012 2016 2021 HP
Sabre, Individual fourth silver silver silver 19800
Sabre, Team fifth gold gold 5175
24975


Yury Pavlovich Velikorodnykh

B. 1942-02-18, Perm Kray, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's Marathon 14th 24th 24.24
24.24


Anton Velim

B. 1892-02-24, Wien, Austria; D. 1954-10-13
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - unknown event 3 entries 11.172
11.172


Bende Velin

B. 1934-09-05, København, Denmark
Aquatics - Diving
1960 HP
Women's Platform 16th 6.4
6.4


Kirsten Bodil Velin

B. 1944-12-14, København, Denmark
Aquatics - Diving
1964 HP
Women's Platform 17th 4
4


Georgi Velinov

B. 1912-01-23, represented Bulgaria
Track Cycling
1936 HP
Men's Team Pursuit 12th 30
30


Velkey Ferenc

B. 1915-11-15, Nagykáta, Hungary; D. 2008-09-12
Handball
1936 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Stavros Velkopoulos

B. 1910, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, now Istanbul, Turkey, represented Greece
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:8th 0.000052
0.000052


Roger Vella

B. 1905-01-15, represented Malta
Aquatics - Water Polo
1928 HP
Men's Water Polo QF 216
216


Lawrence "Wenzu" Vella

B. 1924-03-05, Malta; D. 2003-04-27
Shooting
1960 HP
Men's Trap dnq -4.54
0.000054


Juhani Vilhelm Vellamo

B. 1912-04-04, Jämijärvi, Finland; D. 2004-05-22
Weightlifting
1948 1952 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 7th dnf 600.384
600.384


Loris Vellar

B. 1950-11-07, Roana, Italy
Speed Skating
1976 HP
Men's 5000 metres 31st -2.64
0.0064


Spyros Vellas

Olympic Competitor nr 3079


Petros Velliotis

Olympic Competitor nr 2764


S. Velliotis

Olympic Competitor nr 3133


José Luis Vellón

B. 1954-07-04, represented Puerto Rico
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R1 1.02
1.02


Sinnadurai Vellupillai

B. 1926-04-13, Selangor, now in Malaysia, represented Singapore
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Luigi Velluti

B. 1908, represented Italy; D. 1985
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Sculpture - unknown event AC 0.083
0.083


(Maria) Regina Gonçalves Lopes de Freitas Veloso

B. 1939-03-27, Chinde, Mozambique (then part of Portugal), represented Portugal
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 HP
Women's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:29th 0.02
0.02

She competed out of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) so I shall class her as Mozambiquan.


Dimitrios Veloulis

Olympic Competitor nr 2048


Mihail Velsvebel

B. 1926-11-09, Kuressaare, Estonia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2008-11-21
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 1500 metres SF:11th 0.52
0.52


Lucienne Velu

B. 1902-01-28, Paris, France; D. 1998-06-12
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 1932 1936 HP
Women's 100 m R1:4th 0.015
Women's 4 x 100 m Relay fourth 400
Women's Discus Throw 10th 14th 174
574.015


Written 2001-02-05 - last modified 2022-07-17

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