Great Olympians

Biographies - WES


Wilfried Wesch

B. 1940-07-07, Mannheim, B-W, Germany, represented West Germany
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 20 km Walk 16th 6.4
6.4


Terje Wesche

B. 1947-05-15, Trondheim, Norway
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 m Rep:dns 0.075
0.075


Seth Wescott

B. 1976-06-28, USA
Snowboarding (2 gold)
2006 2010 HP
Cross gold gold 19200
19200

The winner of the first-ever snowboard cross came back to repeat his title in Vancouver.


Izak Corenlis Eric "Erik" Wesdorp

B. 1947-02-15, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 2017-10-17
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Eights 8th 128
128


Wilfried Wesemael

B. 1950-01-13, Aalst, Belgium
Cycling - Track
1972 HP
Men's Individual Pursuit QU:18th 3.84
Men's Team Pursuit QU:12th 30
33.84


Wolfgang Wesemann

B. 1949-10-30, Wolmirstedt, S-A, Germany, represented East Germany
Cycling - Road
1972 HP
Men's Road Race 32nd -2.60
0.006


Gerardus Wesling

Olympic Competitor nr 3634


Oluf Wesmann-Kjær

Olympic Competitor nr 7207


Peter Jakob Wespi

B. 1943-03-22, Pfaffikon, Switzerland; D. 2015-10-05
Ice Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team 8th 128
128


Timo Wess

Germany
Hockey (2 gold, 1 silver)
2004 2008 2012 HP
team bronze gold gold 11520
11520


Walter Norman "Wes" Wessberg

B. 1939-06-27, Washington, DC, USA
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.24
-24.24


Friedrich "Fritz" Wessel

B. 1945-04-29, Bonn, N-W, Germany, represented West Germany
Fencing
1968 1972 HP
Men's Foil Individual Bar2 SF:4th 411.659
Men's Foil Team sixth fifth 410
821.659


Hendricus Wessel

B. 1887-12-17, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; D. 1977-08-04
Athletics
1920 HP
Men's Marathon 26th 0.096
0.096


Herbert Wessel

B. 1943-03-12, Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia), represented East Germany
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Decathlon dnf -2.38
0.00384


Mary Wesselhoeft

B. 1873-02-15, Boston, Mass., USA; D. 1971-03-23
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting ac 2.186
2.186


Ludwig Wessely

B. 1903-08-20, from Wien, represented Austria; D. 1986-07-31
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's 110 m Hurdles R1:3rd 0.71
Men's Decathlon 7th 600
600.71


Michael Thomas Maria Wessing

B. 1952-08-29, Recklinghausen, N-W, Germany, represented West Germany; D. 2019-05-07
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's Javelin Throw 9th 240
240


Thomas Wessinghage

B. 1952-02-22, Hagen, N-W, Germany, represented West Germany
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's 800 metres SF:7th 20.8
Men's 1500 metres SF:21st SF:10th 100.64
120.84


Allen West

Olympic Competitor nr 2061


Errol West

B. 1947-11-16, Kingston, Jamaica
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R32 1.02
1.02


Harold West

from London, represented Great Britain
Rowing (1 silver)
1928 HP
Men's Eights silver 2000
2000


Jerome Alan "Jerry" West

B. 1938-05-28, Cheylan, WV, USA
Besketball (1 gold)
1960 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Joseph "Joe" West

B. 1924-12-04, Dublin, Ireland
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Marathon 49th 0.0000024
0.0000024


Lawrence Kingsley "Laurie" West

B. 193, from Vancouver, represented Canada
Rowing (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Eights silver 2000
2000


Leslie George "Les" West

B. 1943-11-11, Stoke-on-Trent, England, Great Britain
Cycling - Road
1968 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -24.24
-24.24


Levon West

B. 1900-02-03, Centerville, SC, USA; D. 1968-04-25
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Painting 4 entries 8.744
8.744


Ronald Albert "Ron" West

B. 1914-04-27, from Bexleyheath, represented Great Britain; D. 1992-10-22
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 10 km Walk 7th 400
400


Stanley Robert "Stan" West

B. 1913-02-08, London, England, Great Britain; D. 2001
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's High Jump QU:32nd 0.006
0.006


Terencce Henry "Terry" West

B. 1939-09-19, represented Great Britain
Cycling - Road
1964 HP
Men's Road Race 26th 0.096
0.096


Wariboko West

B. 1942-08-19, represented Nigeria
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's Long Jump fourth 2400
2400


William West

B. 1931-12-01, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sailing
1960 1964 HP
Two−Person Keelboat (Star) 23rd 7th 500.32
500.32


William J. West

Olympic Competitor nr 4417


William W. West

B. 1887-07-15, Whitesville, Georgia, USA; D. 1953-09-15
Equestrianism - Eventing & Equestrianism - Jumping
1920 HP
Three-day Event, Individual 7th 500
Three-day Event, Team fourth 400
Jumping, Individual 18th 3.84
903.84


Jacob Westberg

Olympic Competitor nr 6648


James Allen "Jim" Westby

B. 1937-02-05, Minneapolis, Minn., USA
Ice Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Klaus Westebbe

B. 1949-09-30, Gummersbach, N-W, Germany, represented West Germany
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team (sixth) 320
320


Gus Wester

Olympic Competitor nr 2307


Ivar Wester

B. 1892-12-16, Hälsingstuna, Sweden; D. 1967-09-13
Shooting
1924 HP
Men's Free Rifle, team 7th 100
100


(Axel) Bo (Bernhardt) Westerberg

B. 1913-11-20, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1991-10-02
Sailing
1936 HP
Eight metres Class fourth 800
800


Gustaf Westerberg

Olympic Competitor nr 3447


Martin Westerberg

B. 1892-05-13, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1963-10-03
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Architecture HM 196
196


Stellan Åke Westerdahl

B. 1935-11-10, Göteborg, Sweden; D. 2018-08-27
Sailing (1 silver)
1972 HP
Two Person Keelboat (Star) silver 5000
5000


(Eero) Aris (Herbert) Westergård

B. 1948-05-14, Pori, Finland
Shooting
1972 1976 1980 HP
Skeet 12th 22nd 8th 444.6
444.6


Bo Åke Westergren

B. 1950-05-23, Stockholm, Sweden
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Men's 100 metres Butterfly SF:14th 16
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay R1:11th 16
Men's 4x100 m Medley Relay R1:15th 2.5
34.5


Carl Westergren

B. 1895-10-13, Malmö, Sweden; D. 1958-08-05
Greco-Roman Wrestling & Free-style Wrestling (3 gold)
Greco-Roman 1920 1924 1928 1932 HP
Middleweight (-75 kg) gold 57803
Light heavyweight (-82.5 kg) gold rd1
Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) gold
Free-style 1924
Light heavyweight (-87 kg) BrSF 960
58763

He began wrestling in 1911 and was World Champion in middleweight A in 1922, European Champion in middleweight B in 1925 and in heavyweight in 1930-1. He took part in the Olympic Games in 1920, '24, '28 (unsuccesfully) and '32. His speciality was the backhammer and he invented the 'Westergren roll'.
(see Kalle Anttila, Wilfried Dietrich, Ivar Johansson, Kristjan Palusalu, Rudolf Svensson, Hamit Kaplan)


Frans Oskar Westergren

B. 1914-04-20, Malmö, Sweden; D. 1993-03-02
Freestyle Wrestling
1948 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) sixth 960
960


(Johan) Isaac Westergren

B. 1875-07-12, Gävle, Sweden; D. 1950-10-16
Athletics - Track and Field
1900 HP
Men's 60 metres R1:ac 229
Men's 100 metres R1:4th 1.3
230.3

Olympic Competitor nr 825


Charles Westerholm

B. 1897-12-24 in Finland, represented the USA; D. 1977-09
Cycling - Road
1928 HP
Men's Road Race, Time Trial dnf 0.0000000000125
Men's Road Race, Time Trial, Team (15th) -
0.0000000000125


Max Westerkamp

B. 1912-10-08, Tanjung Pura, Java, Dutch East Indies, lived in Den Haag, represented the Netherlands; D. 1970-05-06
Hockey (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Edvard Westerlund

B. 1901-02-01, Helsinki, Finland; D. 1982-12-07
Wrestling, Greco-roman (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1924 1928 1936 HP
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) gold 13680
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) bronze
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-87 kg) 9th
13680


Emil Westerlund

B. 1887-02-06, Helsinki, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1964-02-18
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1912 1920 HP
GR Men's Middleweight A (-75 kg) R5 960
FR Men's Light-Heavyweight (-80 kg) QF 861
1821

Olympic Competitor nr 6053


Ernst Theodor Georgsson Westerlund

B. 1898-03-18, Kemiö, Finland; D. 1961-10-13
Sailing (1 bronze)
1948 1952 HP
6 metres 9th bronze 1360
1360


Kalle Westerlund

B. 1897-09-22, Helsinki, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1972-02-11
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) bronze 3840
3840


Gerard Westerman

B. 1880-12-25, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands; D. 1971-02-02
Art Competitions (1 bronze)
1928 1932 1936 HP
Painting, Paintings 2 works 25.02
Painting, Drawings & Water Colours bronze 2560
Painting, unknown event AC 6 works 24.53
2584.53


Lieselotte "Liesel" Westermann

B. 1944-11-02, Sulingen, NS, Germany, represented West Germany
Athletics (1 silver)
1968 1972 HP
Women's Discus Throw silver fifth 7500
7500


Herbert Westermark

Olympic Competitor nr 6972


Nils Westermark

Olympic Competitor nr 6973


(Eina) Margareta Westeson

B. 1936-01-31, Malmö, Sweden
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke R1:16th 9.6
9.6


Nore Emanuel Westin

B. 1937-09-29, Boden, Sweden
Biathlon
1968 HP
20 km 30th 0.0125
0.0125


Henry Mounfield "Bo" Westlake

B. 1927-05-25, from Toronto, represented Canada; D. 2019-01-13
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Eights 2Rep:2nd 216
216


Sven-Erik Westlin

B. 1934-01-06, Sollefteå, Sweden; D. 2020-05-09
Weightlifting
1964 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 16th 9.6
9.6


Georg Westling

Olympic Competitor nr 6974


Warren DeHaven Westlund

B. 1926-08-20, Olympia, Wash., USA; D. 1992-02-13
Rowing (1 gold)
1948 HP
Men's Coxed Fours gold 4800
4800


Alf Birger Westman

B. 1921-01-04, Umeå, Sweden; D. 1998-04-02
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles R1:3rd 16.14
16.14


Jonas Augustin Westman

B. 1909-08-28, Luleå, Sweden; D. 1983-06-20
Nordic Combined
1936 HP
Men's Nordic Combined 11th 64
64


Hugh, Duke Westminster

Olympic Competitor nr 4700


Ben Weston

B. 1892-01-27, Redondo Beach, Cal., USA; D. 1947-01-09
Sailing
1928 HP
8 metres Class sixth 320
320


Edward Weston

Olympic Competitor nr 2219


Eric Weston

Olympic Competitor nr 2220


Harry L. Weston

B. 1928, Birmingham, England, Great Britain
Basketball
1948 HP
Men's Team (20th) 0.5
0.5


Kathleen Stella "Kathy" Weston

B. 1958-05-19, Reno, Nevada, USA
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Women's 800 metres R1:19th 1.6
1.6


Stanley Bertram Weston

B. 1923-05-16, Kings Norton, England, Great Britain; D. 2000-01-19
Basketball
1948 HP
Men's Team 20th 0.5
0.5


Thomas Weston

Olympic Competitor nr 4692


Arthur Westover

Olympic Competitor nr 3232


Rolf Westphal

B. 1931-11-12, Kahla, Thür., Germany
Hockey
1964 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Ursula Westphal

B. 1949-04-08, Wilhelmshave, NS, Germany, represented West Germany
Volleyball
1972 HP
Women's Team 8th 128
128


Written 2000-11-29 - last modified 2022-07-30

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