Great Olympians

Biographies - WAH


Ahmed Bushara Wahba

B. 1943, represented Sudan
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Sardar Abdul Wahib

B. 1901-03-12, represented Afganistan
Hockey
1936 HP
Men's Team QU:2nd 410
410


Abdel Moneim Wahibi Hassanein

B. 1912-01-03, Al-Qahira, Egypt; D. 1988-05-08
Basketball
1936 HP
Men's Team Rep2 2.87
2.87


Harry Wahl

Olympic Competitor nr 6939


Henry Wahl

B. 1915-03-09, Odda, Norway; D. 1984-10-13
Speed Skating
1948 HP
Men's 10000 metres dnf 0.04
0.04


Kurt Wahl

B. 1912-05-05, from München, represented Germany
Fencing
1952 HP
Foil, individual R1:5th 0.00003
Foil, Team QF:4th 25
25.00003


Otto Wahl

B. 1904-07-09, Zella-Mehlis, Thüringen, Germany; D. 1935-07-01
Cross-Country Skiing
1928 HP
Men's 18 km 19th 1.6
Men's 50 km 10th 100
101.6


Paul Wahl

B. 1906-10-06, Stuttgart, B-W, Germany; D. 1982-02-13
Weightlifting
1936 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) 7th 600
600


Rakel Kristine Wahl

B. 1921-03-18, Lier, Norway; D. 2005-12-14
Cross-Country Skiing
1952 1956 HP
Women's 10 km sixth 11th 1040
Women's 3x5 km Relay fourth 400
1440


Richard Wahl

B. 1906-12-04, from Frankfurt am Main, represented Germany; D. 1982-11-01
Fencing (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Sabre, Individual QF:4th 0.845
Men's Sabre, Team bronze 640
640.845


Torgny Georg Erik Otto Wåhlander

B. 1935-11-15, Stockholm, Sweden
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's Long Jump QU:nm 0.006
0.006


Anna-Stina Wahlberg

competed in 1956 as

Anna-Stina Baidinger

B. 1931-08-17, Stockholm, Sweden
Aquatics - Diving
1952 1956 HP
Women's Springboard 13th 12th 65.6
65.6


Christina Agathe Wahlberg

B. 1943-07-24, Bromma, Sweden
Fencing
1964 HP
Women's Foil, Individual R1:5th 0.053
0.053


Karl Wahlberg

B. 1874-03-31, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1934-08-01
Curling (1 silver)
1924 HP
Men's Teams silver 3000
3000


Otto Wahle

B. 1879-11-05, Wien, Austria; D. 1963-08-11
Aquatics - Swimming (2 silver, 1 bronze)
1900 1904 HP
100 m Freestyle (silver) 0
Men's 200 m Freestyle finalist 100
Men's 440 yds Free-style bronze 1920
Men's 880 yds Free-style fifth 4750
Men's 1000 m Freestyle silver
Men's 1 mile Free-style fourth 1200
Men's 200 m Obstacle Course silver 6000
13970

Otto Wahle, from Wien, competed at the Paris Olympics. He moved to the USA in 1901, and competed for the New York AC in St. Louis. He was naturalized in 1906, so for 1904 he is still considered Austrian, even if not on an Austrian "team". He then coached American swimming and water polo teams for the Olympics of 1912, '20 and '24.
The 100 m event at Paris is not listed in all sources, but seems to have been a separate, official event (Information supplied by the IASF, according to the Hungarian authors) The event is notably completely absent in Mallon.

Olympic Competitor nr 1271


Georges Wahler

B. 1933-08-30, Colmar, France; D. 2008-01-20
Shooting (1 silver)
1960 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle,  Three Positions 28th 0.0256
Men's Small−Bore Rifle,  Prone 53rd -6.26
0.025600256


Hans Wahli

B. 1927-01-11, from Biel, represented Switzerland; D. 2012-01-04
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's High Jump 7th 16th 609.6
609.6


Rudolf Wåhlin

B. 1887-11-02, Ostervåla, Sweden; D. 1972-04-21
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Marathon 23rd 0.384
0.384


Karl Wahlmüller

B. 1913-10-22, Linz, Austria; D. 1944-02-16
Football (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Armas Wahlstedt

B. 1905-08-07, Turk, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1991-03-16
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's High Jump no mark 0.0015
Men's Shot Put fifth 1500
Men's Decathlon dnf 0.000384
1500.001884


Axel Wahlstedt

Olympic Competitor nr 5418


Juhani Jorma Kalervo Wahlsten

B. 1938-01-13, Helsinki, Finland; D. 2019-06-09
Ice Hockey
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 7th sixth fifth 1020
1020


Kauko Wilhelm Wahlsten

B. 1923-12-09, Kymu, Finland; D. 2001-05-09
Rowing (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Men's Coxless Fours bronze 1920
1920


Richard Wayne Wahlstrom

B. 1931-11-08, Seattle, Wash., USA; D. 2003-12-18
Rowing (1 bronze)
1952 HP
Men's Coxed Fours bronze 1920
1920


Written 2000-12-22 - last modified 2022-06-27

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