Great Olympians

Biographies - WEL


Majvor Maria Catherina Welander

B. 1950-02-15, Täby, Sweden; D. 2016-01
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Women's 400 metres Freestyle R1:24th 0.16
0.16


Georges Welbes

B. 1944-06-11, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Aquatics - Swimming
1964 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle R1:52nd -6.40
0.0000004


Jerome Lowell "Jerry" Welbourn

B. 1932-01-07, Dayton, Obio, USA
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 m Rep:4th 2.16
2.16


John Russell Welchli

B. 1929-03-06, Detroit, Mich., USA; D. 2018-03-23
Rowing (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Coxless Fours silver 3000
3000


Caius Welcker

Olympic Competitor nr 4756


Theresa Weld-Blanchard

B. 1893-08-21, Brookline, Mass., USA; D. 1978-03-12
Figure Skating (1 bronze)
1920 1924 1928 HP
Women's Individual bronze fourth 10th 6390
Mixed Pairs fourth sixth 9th 3000
9390

Olympic Competitor nr 7015


Francis William Charles "Frank" Weldon

B. 1913-08-02, Bombay (now Mumbai), (British) India, represented Great Britain; D. 1993-09-21
Equestrianism - Eventing (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1956 1960 HP
Eventing, Individual bronze 25th 3200.125
Eventing, Team gold fourth 2000
5200.125


Pierre "Polo" Welfring

B. 1926-04-10, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; D. 1993-01-28
Gymnastics
1948 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 77th -
Men's Team All-Around 11th 16
Men's Floor Exercise 71st -
Men's Horse Vault 32nd 0.001
Men's Parallel Bars 99th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 61st -
Men's Rings 81st -
Men's Pommeled Horse 91st -
16.001


Willem Jacobus "Willie" Welgemoed

B. 1925-09-30, Bloemfontein, South Africa; D. 1992-07-11
Aquatics - Diving
1952 HP
Men's Springboard 22nd 0.4
0.4


Florian Wellbrock

B. 1997-08-19, Bremen, Germany
Open Water Swimming & Swimming (1 gold, 1 bronze)
2016 2021 HP
Men's 800m Freestyle fourth 1600
Men's 1500m Freestyle 32nd bronze 2560.004
Men's 10km gold 9600
13760.004


Cornelis Wellens

B. 1905-07-14, represented Belgium
Hockey
1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's Team fourth 7th 936
936


Annegret Weller-Schneider

B. 1930-07-11, Santiago, Chile
Athletics
1948 HP
Women's 200 m R1:dnf 0.0038
Women's 4x100 m Relay R1:3rd 68
68.0038


Guillermo Weller

B. 1913-05-04, Stuttgart, Germany, represented Argentina; D. 1999-06-04
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's 50km Walk dnf dnf 0.00656
0.00656


Ronny Weller

B. 1969-07-22, Oelsniz, Sachsen, (then East-)Germany, represented the GDR in 1988
Weightlifting (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
Men's Heavyweight II (-110 kg) bronze gold 31807.5
Men's Super−Heavyweight (+108 kg) silver
Men's Super−Heavyweight (+105 kg) silver dnf
31807.5

He had a very severe car crash in 1989.


Basil William Wellicome

B. 1926-12-28, Reigate, England, Great Britain; D. 2016-01-28
Bobsleigh
1948 HP
Men's Two dnf 8
8


Andreas Wellinger

B.1995-08-28, Traunstein, Bayern, Germany
Ski Jumping (2 gold, 1 silver)
2014 2018 HP
Normal Hill sixth gold 7040
Large Hill 45th silver 4000
Large Hill - Team gold silver 2600
13640


Margaret Olive Wellington

B. 1926-12-23, London, England, Great Britain; D. 2015-03-10
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 HP
Women's 100 metres Freestyle R1:18th 2.56
Women's 400 metres Freestyle SF:11th 64
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay fourth 400
466.56


Adolpho Wellisch

B. São Paulo, Brazil
Aquatics - Diving
1920 HP
Springboard (1 & 3m) SF:4th 328
Platform, plain (5 & 10m) 8th 256
Platform, fancy (5 & 10m) 7th 400
984


Kenneth Austin "Ken" Wellman

B. 1930-06-02, Melbourne, Vict., Australia; D. 2013-03-21
Ice Hockey
1960 HP
Men's Team 9th 80
80


Arthur Wellmann

B. 1885-07-07, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Art Competitions
1928 1932 HP
Painting, Graphic Arts AC 113.9
Painting, unknown event 3 works 6.558
120.458


Dieter Wellmann

B. 1942-12-07, Reghin, Romania, represented Germany in 1964 and West Germany in 1968 and 1972
Fencing
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Foil, Individual BarR2 1.659
Men's Foil, Team fifth sixth fifth 726
Men's Sabre, Individual 7th/8th 410
Men's Sabre, Team sixth QF 242
1379.659


Paul-Heinz Wellmann

B. 1952-03-31, Haiger, Hessen, Germany, represented West Germany
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1972 1976 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:22nd 0.4
Men's 1500 metres 7th bronze 2960
2960.4


Allan Wells

B. 1952-05-03, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain
Track & Field (1 gold, 1 silver)
1980 1984 HP
Men's 100 m gold SF:8th 6408.2
Men's 200 m silver 4000
Men's 4 x 100 m fourth 7th 500
10908.2


Algernon Wells

Olympic Competitor nr 6318


William Robert "Billy" Wells

B. 1936-09-07, London, England, Great Britain
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+81 kg) R16 79.13
79.13


Earle Leonard Wells

B. 1933-10-27, Auckland, New Zealand
Sailing (1 gold)
1964 HP
Two−Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) gold 8000
8000


Henry Wells

Olympic Competitor nr 6825


Herb Wells

B. 1901-05-04, Brocton, Mass., USA; D. 1978-11
Football
1924 HP
Men's Football R2 26.38
26.38


John Norman "Jack" Wells

B. 1926-10-03, Bloemfontein, South Africa; D. 2010-04-02
Gymnastics
1952 1956 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 169th 53rd 0.00000026
Men's Floor Exercise 166th 54th 0.00000004
Men's Horse Vault 79th 59th -
Men's Parallel Bars 173rd 58th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 166th 52nd 0.0000001
Men's Rings 147th 53rd 0.000000064
Men's Pommeled Horse 168th 48th 0.00000064
0.000001104


Janet Wells

B. 1957-05-31, represented New Zealand
Alpine Skiing
1976 HP
Women's Giant Slalom 41st -4.64
0.000064


John Wells

Olympic Competitor nr 1895


Matt Wells

Olympic Competitor nr 4836


Peter Wells

B. 1929-05-23, London, England, Great Britain; D. 2018-01-05
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 1956 HP
Men's High Jump 11th 16th 105.6
105.6

He competed for England at the 1950 Empire Games in Auckland, and decided to stay in New Zealand. He returned to Britain in order to qualify for the 1952 Olympics, then represented his adopted country at the 1954 Empire and Commonwealth Games. He is listed as representing Great Britain in 1956, though.


Wayne Wells

B. 1946-09-229, Abilene, Texas, USA
Freestyle Wrestling (1 gold)
1968 1972 HP
Lightweight (-70 kg) fourth 12000
Welterweight (-78 kg) gold
12000


Tom Petter Andreas Wiel Welo

B. 1947-09-23, Oslo, Norway
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Coxed Fours 9th 120
120


William Rupert Welply

B. 1912-12-25, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1970-06-24
Sailing
1936 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) fourth 2000
2000


Henry Welsford

B. 1900-06-14, Pittston, Penn., USA; D. 1974-04
Rowing (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Coxed Fours bronze 1920
1920


Charmain Isobel Welsh

B. 1937-05-17, Easington, England, Great Britain
Aquatics - Diving
1952 1956 HP
Women's Springboard fifth 14th 1016
Women's Platform 12th 40
1056


Ian William Welsh

B. 1933-03-10, Birmingham, England, Great Britain
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Eights Rep:3rd 50
50


James Carter Welsh

B. 1931-05-08, Harvey, Ill., USA
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxless Fours 2Rep:3rd 81
81


(Robert) Peter Welsh

B. 1943-07-16, Dunedin, New Zealand
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 3000 m Steeplechase R1:6th 6.48
6.48


Robin Welsh

B. 1869-10-20, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain; D. 1934-10-21
Curling (1 gold)
1924 HP
Men's Teams gold 4800
4800


Thomas Douglas Welsh

B. 1933-04-20, from Galashiels, Scotland, represented Great Britain
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle SF:22nd 0.4
Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay sixth 160
160.4


William P. Welsh

B. 1889, Lexington, Kent., USA; D. 1984-03-09
Art Competitions
1936 HP
Painting - Applied Arts AC 3.724
3.724


Willi Welscher

B. 1906-08-01, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany; D. 1987-02-20
Athletics
1932 1936 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles FI:dq R1:4th 961.014
961.014


Erich Welt

B. 1928-01-14, represented Austria
Cycling - Track
1948 HP
Men's Sprint R2 79.13
Men's Tandem R1 162.5
241.63


Willi Welt

B. 1926-08-19, represented Austria
Gymnastics
1948 1952 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 123rd 95th -
Men's Team All-Around (9th) 11th 16
Men's Floor Exercise 125th -
Men's Horse Vault 40th -
Men's Parallel Bars 122nd 40th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 137th -
Men's Rings 137th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 87th -
16.00005


Lidewij Welten

B. 1990-07-16, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Hockey (3 gold, 1 silver)
2008 2012 2016 2021 HP
Women's Team gold gold silver gold 23200
23200


Jan Welter

B. 1895-02-27, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1960-06-19
Weightlifting
1920 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-82.5 kg) 7th 600
600


Jean Welter

B. 1901-05-02, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; D. 1977-03-23
Boxing
1924 1928 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-79.4 kg) R2 R2 158.26
158.26


Jean "Jeannot" Welter, Jr.

B. 1928-03-15, Ottange, France, represented Luxembourg; D. 1998-12-22
Boxing
1948 1952 HP
Men's Middleweight (-73 kg) R2 80.383
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R1
80.383

His father had competed at Light-Heavyweight, and he did first in Middleweight, but in 1952, a Jean Welter finally competed at Welterweight.


Albert Welti

B. 1894-10-11, Zürich, Switzerland; D. 1965-12-05
Art Competitions
1924 HP
Painting AC 63.04
63.04


Alton Welton

Olympic Competitor nr 4541


Johannes Weltzer

B. 1900-02-04, Vester Hassing, Denmark; D. 1951-09-03
Art Competitions (1 bronze)
1928 HP
Literature, Lyric Works bronze 2560
2560


Emil Welz

Olympic Competitor nr 3749


Joseph Welzenbacher

B. in München, Bay., Germany
Cycling - Track
1896 HP
Men's 100 km 7th-9th 272
Men's 12 hours dnf 910
1182

Olympic Competitor nr 107


Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2022-05-30

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