Great Olympians

Biographies - WEN


Franz Wende

B. 1904-06-03, Freiheit and der Aupa, now called Svoboda nad Úpou, then in Austria, now in Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1968 in (West-)Germany
Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined
1924 1928 HP
Men's Ski Jumping 10th 150
Men's Nordic Combined dnf 0.0015
150.0015

He was a "Sudetendeutscher", a population which was expelled from Czechoslovakia after 1945. Although Czechoslovakia did not lose territory, it did lose part of its population to Germany. I therefore class this athlete as German.


Marcel Wendelin

B. 1939-06-14, Seebergen, Thür., Germany
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 200 metres QF:6th 0.364
0.364


James Wendell

Olympic Competitor nr 6424


Reinhard Wendemuth

B. 1948-01-01, Braunschweig, NS, Germany, represented West Germany
Rowing
1972 1976 HP
Men's Eights fifth fourth 1300
1300


Mike Wenden

B. 1949-11-17, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Swimming (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
100 m Free-style gold fifth 7400
200 m Free-style gold fourth 8000
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay bronze - 640
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay silver fifth 1250
4 x 100 m Medley Relay fourth 9th 440
17730


Georg Wenderoth

Olympic Competitor nr 1676


Ingrid Wendl

B. 1940-05-17, Wien, Austria (then part of Germany)
Figure Skating (1 bronze)
1956 HP
Women's Singles bronze 3840
3840


Tobias Wendl

B. 1987-06-16, Aachen, N-W, Germany
Luge (6 gold)
2014 2018 2022 HP
Doubles gold gold gold 38400
Team gold gold gold 9600
48000

Together with Tobias Arlt.


Frank Wendling

B. 1897-08-25, Buffalo, NY, USA; D. 1966-08-30
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Marathon 16th 9.6
9.6


(Ulrich) Luke Wendon

B. 1926-04-17, represented Great Britain
Fencing
1948 1952 HP
Men's Foil, Individual QF:4th 0.845
Men's Foil, Team (SF:3rd) QF:3rd 150
Men's Sabre, Team SF:3rd 205
355.845


Alexander Wendrinsky

Olympic Competitor nr 2836


Christian Wenger

B. 1925-01-13, represented Switzerland
Cross-Country Skiing
1956 HP
Men's 50 kilometres 18th 2.56
2.56


Ulrich Wenger

B. 1944-05-28, represented Switzerland
Cross Country Skiing
1972 HP
Men's 50 kilometres 14th 16
16


Walter Wenger

from Steffisburg, represented Switzerland
Freestyle Wrestling
1948 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) 12th 60
60


Georges Wengler

B. 1918-11-14, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; D. 2004-05-10
Gymnastics
1948 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 96th -
Men's Team All-Around (11th) 0
Men's Floor Exercise 98th -
Men's Horse Vault 92nd -
Men's Parallel Bars 108th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 99th -
Men's Rings 81st 0.00000000000016
Men's Pommeled Horse 83rd 0.000000000000264
0.000000000000224


Friederike "Fritzi" Wenisch

competed after 1948 as

Fritzi Filz

B. 1907-08-27, from Wien, represented Austria; D. 1981-07-22
Fencing
1936 1948 1952 HP
Women's Foil, Individual QF:5th fifth SF:7th 1534.635
1534.635


Wenk János

B. 1894-04-24, Cadca, Slovakia, represented Hungary
Water Polo & Swimming
1912 1920 1924 HP
Men's Water Polo Rep1 fifth 924
Men's 100 m Backstroke dq 8.61
932.61

Olympic Competitor nr 6210

He competed in 1924 for Hungary and must be classed Hungarian as a consequence.


John Edward Wenk

B. 1938-10-04, Welwyn, England, Great Britain
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's 800 metres QF:4th 14.5
14.5


Karl Wenk

B. 1934-12-20, Lörrach, B-W, Germany, represented West Germany in 1968
Shooting
1964 1968 HP
Men's Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 7th 425.6
Small−Bore Rifle, Prone 13th
425.6


Eric Valfrid Wennerberg

B. 1917-01-21, Landskrona, Sweden; D. 2001-05-15
Bobsleigh
1968 HP
Two−Man 18th 3.2
3.2


Charles Wennergren

Olympic Competitor nr 4992


Edvard Wennerholm

Olympic Competitor nr 6001


Donnalee Wennerstrom

B. 1960-06-30, Santa Monica, Cal., USA
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Women's 200 m Butterfly 10th 100
Women's 400 m Individual Medley sixth 960
1060


Gunnar Wennerström

Olympic Competitor nr 4317


Stig Henrik Wennerström

B. 1943-03-31, Göteborg, Sweden
Sailing (1 silver)
1972 HP
Three Person Keelboat (Soling) silver 4000
4000


Franz Wenninger

B. 1910-10-20, from Wien, represented Austria
Aquatics - Water Polo
1936 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Eric Wennström

B. 1909-03-10, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1990-10-08
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 110 m Hurdles SF:3rd 408
408


Heinrich Wenseler

Olympic Competitor nr 6322


Carl Wentzel

B. 1895-12-05, from Hamburg, represented Germany
Sailing
1928 HP
6 metres Class 9th 80
80


Friedhelm Wentzke

B. 1935-09-13, Castrop-Rauxel, N-W, Germany
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (1 gold, 1 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 4x500 metres Relay gold 1600
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres silver 2000
3600


Stefan Wenz

B. 1957-02-15, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany, represented West Germany
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Men's 400 m Freestyle 30th 0.01
Men's 1500 m Freestyle 23rd 0.256
0.266


Andreas "Andi" Wenzel

B. 1958-03-18, München, Germany, represented Liechtenstein
Alpine Skiing (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 1984 1988 HP
Men's Downhill 28th 20th 1.0256
Men's Super G 12th 40
Men's Giant Slalom 20th silver bronze sixth 7921.1
Men's Slalom 10th 12th dnf 140
8102.1256


Hanni Wenzel

B. 1954-12-14, Straubing, Bayern, (then West-)Germay, represented Liechtenstein
Alpine Skiing (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1976 1980 HP
Women's Downhill 11th silver 4064
Women's Giant Slalom 20th gold 6401
Women's Slalom bronze gold 8960
19425

Her achievements, and those of her brother Andreas (and of Paul Frommelt) make Liechtenstein the most successful Olympic Nation in history (per capita of course). see the table.
She was World Champion at Slalom in 1974, and World Cup Overall winner in 1978.


Osvaldo Wenzel

B. 1911-10-25, represented Chile
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's Decathlon 15th 15
15


Peter Wenzel

B. 1943-09-19, represented Australia
Alpine Skiing
1964 HP
Men's Downhill 68th -9.26
Men's Giant Slalom 68th -9.26
Men's Slalom R1:49th -10.16
0.000000000528


Joachim Wenzke

B. 1941-04-20, Spernberg, Brand., Germany, represented East Germany
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres sixth 320
320


Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2022-06-25

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