Great Olympians

Biographies - VES


Ilmari Vesamaa

B. 1893-12-04, Artjärvi, Finland, then part of Russia
Athletics (1 gold)
1920 HP
Men's 5000 m R1:5th 2.29
Men's 3000 m Steeple-chase R1:4th 102
Men's Cross-Country 14th 20
Men's Cross-Country, Team (gold) -
124.29


Welleda Veschi

B. 1943-06-23, Roma, Italy
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 HP
Women's 400 metres Freestyle R1:16th 6.4
6.4


Franco Vescovi

B. 1930-01-28, Colonna, Italy; D. 2006-02-20
Boxing
1952 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) QF 861
861


Libuše Veselá

represented Czechoslovakia
Figure Skating
1928 HP
Pairs 12th 50
50


Ivan Todorov Veselinov

B. 1926-11-16, Kossovo, Bulgaria
Weightlifting
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Middle−Heavyweight (-90 kg) fifth 2103.84
Men's Heavyweight (+90 kg) dnf 7th
2103.84


Tsvetan Veselinov Dimitrov

B. 1947-05-13, Sofia, Bulgaria; D. 2018-02-25
Football (1 silver)
1968 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Ljubinko Veselinović

B. 1948-09-17, Kaluđerica, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Light−Welterweight (-63.5 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Todor Veselinović

B. 1930-10-22, Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2017-05-17
Football (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000

He was coach of the 1972 Colombian team.


Ivo Bohumil Vesely

B. 1926-04-01, Praha, Czechia, lived in Melbourne, represented Australia; D. 2002-12-04
Ice Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


Jan Veselý

B. 1923-06-17, Plástovice, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 2003-02-10
Cycling - Road
1952 HP
Men's Road Race dnf 8x10-19
Men's Road Race, Team dnf -
8x10-19


Jaroslav Veselý

B. 1937-02-12, Plzeň Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Shooting
1968 HP
Free Pistol 27th 0.06
0.06


Václav Veselý

B. 1900-08-13, Praha, Czechia, then part of Austria, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1941-12-10
Gymnastics (1 silver)
1928 HP
Men's Individual Combined (9 events) 28th 0.0256
Men's Team Combined silver 1000
Men's Vault 30th 0.0025
Men's Parallel Bars 25th 0.025
Men's Horizontal Bar 32nd -
Men's Rings 17th 1
Men's Pommeled Horse 47th -
1001.0531


Vojtěch Veselý

represented Czechoslovakia
Figure Skating
1928 HP
Pairs 12th 50
50


Heino Veskila

B. 1918-12-14, Tartu, Estonia, then part of Russia; D. 1941-07
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team Rep2 33.8
33.8


Yelena Sergeyevna Vesnina

B. 1986-08-01, Lviv, Ukraine, then in the Soviet Union, represented Russia
Tennis (1 gold, 1 silver)
2008 2012 2016 2021 HP
Women's Singles R32 0.85
Women's Doubles QF QF gold fourth 8576.25
Mixed Doubles R16 silver 5039.56
13616.66


Rudolf Vesper

B. 1939-04-03, Niehmen (now Niemil in Poland), Germany, represented East Germany in 1968
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 gold)
1964 1968 HP
Men's Welterweight (-78 kg) 11th gold 9696
9696


Michael Louis "Mike" Vespoli

B. 1946-12-14, New Haven, Conn., USA
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Coxed Fours fifth 750
750


Spyros Vessalas

Olympic Competitor nr 2675


Benjamin Vessaz

B. 1907-07-02, represented Switzerland
Aquatics - Water Polo
1936 HP
Men's Team QU:3rd 45.5
45.5


Georg Vest

B. 1896-07-18, Blarup, Denmark; D. 1977-12-06
Gymnastics (1 silver)
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, Swedish system silver 1000
1000


Sigurd Vestad

B. 1907-07-31, Trysil, Norway; D. 2001-01-17
Cross Country Skiing
1932 HP
Men's 50 km fifth 1000
1000


Paulette Veste

B. 1928-02-24, Lespresses, France
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Women's Shot Put fourth 9th 2640
Women's Discus Throw 10th 16th 159.6
2799.6


Nicolae Veștea

B. 1950-07-11, Râșnov, Romania
Biathlon
1972 HP
Men's 20 km 34th -2.20
Men's 4x7.5 km Relay 9th 40
40.002


Edvin Vesterby

B. 1927-10-23, Reguldi, Estonia, represented Sweden
Greco-Roman Wrestling & Freestyle Wrestling(1 gold, 1 bronze)
1952 1960 HP
FR Bantamweight (-57 kg) fourth 15th 2415
1956 1960
GR Bantamweight (-57 kg) silver fourth 8400
10815


Charles Vestergaard

Olympic Competitor nr 3512


Jussi Tapio Vesterinen

B. 1949-05-09, Viitasaari, Finland
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1968 HP
Men's Flyweight (-52 kg) sixth 960
960


Paul Kaarlo "Pauli" Vesterinen

B. 1923-11-20, Kannejärvi, Finland, now Pobeda in Russia, represented Finland; D. 2005-08-08
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's Javelin Throw fourth 2400
2400


Birger Olaus Vestermo

B. 1930-02-27, Salangen, Norway
Cross-Country Skiing
1956 HP
Men's 50 kilometres dnf 0.00256
0.00256


Francisco Vestil

B. 1914, Ceby, the Philippines; D. 2000-05
Basketball
1948 HP
Men's Team 12th 20
20


Roberto Vestrini

B. 1908-01-30, Livorno, Italy; D. 1967-03-12
Rowing (1 silver)
1932 HP
Men's Eights silver 2000
2000


Pier Luigi Vestrini

from Livorno, represented Italy
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs fourth 2000
2000


Renzo Vestrini

from Livorno, represented Italy
Rowing
1928 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs fourth 2000
2000


Written 2011-10-03 - last modified 2022-01-19

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