Great Olympians

Biographies - WHI


Mary Whipple

USA
Rowing (2 gold, 1 silver)
2004 2008 2012 HP
eights silver gold gold 12600
12600


Floyd Edward "Hank" Whisher

B. 1927-06-23, Au Sable Works, NY, USA; D. 1991-10-26
Bobsleigh
1952 HP
Men's Two 7th 500
500


Donald Francis "Don" Whiston

B. 1927-06-19, Lynn, Mass., USA
Ice Hockey (1 silver)
1952 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


George Whitaker

Olympic Competitor nr 3233


John Whitaker

Olympic Competitor nr 3689


Michael "Mike" Whitaker

B. 1951-11-08, Edmonton, Alb., Canada
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 HP
Men's 100 m Breaststroke 17th 4
Men's 200 m Breaststroke 26th 0.064
4.064


Sean Whitaker

B. 1953-11-11, represented Ireland
Sailing
1972 HP
Two Person Keelboat (Tempest) 8th 320
320


Frederick Whitbread

from Fulham, England, represented Great Britain
Boxing
1920 HP
Welterweight (-66.7 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Mark Whitby

B. 1950-01-29, London, England, Great Britain
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres SF:5th 12.9
12.9


Adrian Patrick Kinross White

B. 1933-04-21, Napier, New Zealand
Equestrianism - Jumping
1960 1964 HP
Jumping, Individual 23rd 35th 0.32125
Jumping, Team 10th 25
25.32125


Albert Cosad "Al" White

B. 1895-05-14, Oakland, Cal., USA; D. 1982-07-08
Diving (2 gold)
1924 HP
Men's Springboard (1 & 3m) gold 6400
Men's Platform (5 & 10m) gold 6400
12800


(George) Albert White

B. 1890-02-19, Brigg, England, Great Britain
Cycling - Track (1 silver)
1920 HP
Men's Sprint SF:3rd 408
Men's Team Pursuit silver 3000
3408


Belle White

B. 1894-09-01, London, England, Great Britain
Aquatics - Diving (1 bronze)
1912 1920 1924 1928 HP
Plain High (5 & 10m) bronze 7048.8
Plain High (4 & 8m) fourth sixth
Platform (5 & 10m) R1:4th
7048.8

Olympic Competitor nr 6403


Robert Charles "Bob" White

B. 1935-07-22, Stratford, Ont., Canada
Ice Hockey (1 bronze)
1956 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Charlie White

B. 1987-10-24, Royal Oak, USA
Figure Skating (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
2010 2014 HP
Ice Dance silver gold 11400
Team bronze 640
12040

Together with Meryl Davis.


Duncan M. White

B. 1918-03-01, Latpandura, (British) Ceylon; D. 1998-07-03
Athletics (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's 200 m R1:4th 0.00012
Men's 400 m Hurdles silver 6000
6000.00012


Edgar Pardee Earle "Ed" White

B. 1929-11-17, New York, NY, USA; D. 2014-01-07
Sailing (1 gold)
1952 HP
5.5 metres class gold 6400
6400


Graham Ross White

B. 1951-02-14, NSW, Australia
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 1972 HP
Men's 200 metres Freestyle R1:17th 4
Men's 400 metres Freestyle fifth R1:8th 1256
Men's 1500 metres Freestyle fourth fifth 2600
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay R1:10th 25
Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay (silver) fifth 1064
3949


Horacio Rodolfo White Guesalaga

B. 1927-04-02, Rosario, Argentina; D. 2017-08-26
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle SF:11th 64
Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay sixth 160
224


James White

Olympic Competitor nr 4433


John Galbraith "Johnny" White

B. 1916-05-16, Seattle, Wash., USA; D. 1997-03-16
Rowing (1 gold)
1936 HP
Men's Eights gold 3200
3200


Joseph Henry "Jo-Jo" White

B. 1946-11-16, St/ Louis, MO, USA; D. 2018-01-16
Basketball (1 gold)
1968 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Marilyn Elaine White

B. 1944-10-17, Los Angeles, Cal., USA
Athletics - Track & Field (1 silver)
1964 HP
Women's 100 metres fourth 1600
Women's 4x100 metres Relay silver 1000
2600

In the final of the 100m in Tokyo, she ran against Marilyn Black.


Maurice White

B. 1933, represented Pakistan
Boxing
1956 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Miguel S. White

B. 1909-10-09, represented the Philippines; D. 1942-08-30
Athletics - Track and Field (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles R1:5th 0.064
Men's 400 metres Hurdles bronze 3840
3840.064


(William) Neil White

B. 1920-05-02, Troon, Scotland, Great Britain; D. 1990-02-19
Hockey (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's team silver 2000
2000


Ruth Carlita White

B. 1951-07-16, Baltimore, MD, USA
Fencing
1972 HP
Women's Foil, Individual QF:5th 2.863
Women's Foil, Team R1:4th 20.5
23.363


Shaun Roger White

B. 1986-09-03, San Diego, Cal., USA
Snowboarding (3 gold)
2006 2010 2014 2018 2022 HP
Men's Halfpipe gold gold fourth gold fourth 67200
67200


Sumner Wheeler White, III

B. 1929-11-17, New York, NY, USA; D. 1988-10-24
Sailing (1 gold)
1952 HP
5.5 metres class gold 6400
6400


Sylvia Josephine White

B. 1943-03-29, Seattle, Wash., USA
Speed Skating
1964 HP
Women's 3000 metres 21st 0.64
0.64


Ted White

from London, represented Great Britain
Boxing
1920 HP
Middleweight (-72.6 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Charles Thomas "Tom" White

B. 1917-11-16, Brigg, England, Great Britain; D. 1985-01-30
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's 800 m SF:5th SF:5th 34.4
34.4


Thomas P. "Tommy" White

B. 1915-04-30, represented Canada
Speed Skating
1936 HP
Men's 500 metres 31st 0.0064
Men's 1500 metres 34th 0.0016
Men's 5000 metres 25th 0.1
Men's 10000 metres 21st 0.64
0.748


Walter White

B. 1904-02-19, Bathgate, Scotland, Great Britain; D. 1984
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg) R1 1.165
1.165


Wilfrid Harry "Wilf" White

B. 1904-03-30, Bickerton, England, Great Britain; D. 1995-11-21
Equestrianism - Jumping (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1952 1956 HP
Jumping, Individual fifth fourth 3250
Jumping, Team gold bronze 2240
5490


William Benjamin White

B. 1912-10-01, London, England, Great Britain
Shooting
1952 HP
Free Pistol 42nd 0.00006
0.00006


Willye Brown White

B. 1939-12-31, Money, Miss., USA; D. 2007-02-06
Athletics - Track & Field (2 silver)
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 HP
Women's 4x100 metres Relay silver 1000
Women's Long Jump silver 16th 12th 11th 11th 6261.6
7261.6


F. Whitehead

Olympic Competitor nr 3690


Grethe Whitehead

B. 1914-06-24, Dewsbury, England, Great Britain; D. 2000-04
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Women's 80 metres Hurdles R1:4th 21.75
21.75


Keith Whitehead

B. 1931-09-09, Bondi, NSW, Australia
Aquatics - Water Polo
1956 1960 HP
Men's Team 9th QU:4th 87.25
87.25


Joseph Nicholas Neville "Nick" Whitehead

B. 1933-05-29, Wrexham, Wales, Great Britain; D. 2002-10-06
Athletics - Track & Field (1 bronze)
1960 HP
Men's 4x100 metres Relay bronze 640
640


Peter Whitehead

Olympic Competitor nr 3317


Milton Whitehurst

Olympic Competitor nr 2305


Graeme Alexander Stewart Lockhart "Sandy" Whitelaw

B. 1930-04-28, London, England, Great Britain
Alpine Skiing
1956 HP
Men's Giant Slalom 56th -7.64
Men's Slalom dnf -13.16
-7.64


(Stanley) Eric (Kenneth) Whiteside

B. 1904-10-25, Firozpur, Punjab, India, represented British India; D. 1997-05-12
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:5th 0.00000039
Men's 200 metres R1:4th 0.033
0.03300039

A "European", who left India after 1948 (to Australia, where his son became an Olympian at hockey), but there is nothing to it but to keep Europeans who competed for India as Indian nationals.


Joseph Whiteside

B. 1906-08-04, Manchester, England, Great Britain; D. 1990-10
Aquatics - Swimming
1928 1932 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle R1:4th 14.5
Men's 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay sixth fifth 410
424.5


Raymond Eric "Ray" Whiteside

B. 1932, Lahore, British India, now in Pakistan, represented Australia
Hockey
1956 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Beverley Joy Whitfield

B. 1954-06-15, Woollongong, NSW, Australia; D. 1996-08-20
Aquatics - Swimming (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1972 HP
Women's 100 m Breaststroke bronze 2560
Women's 200 m Breaststroke gold 6400
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay 9th 40
9000


Roger Cyril Whitfield

B. 1943-12-29, represented Great Britain
Cycling - Track
1964 HP
Men's 1000 metres Time Trial 17th 6
6

At the Commonwealth Games he competed for England.


John Alexander "Jack" Whitford

B. 1924-01-03, Swansea, Wales, Great Britain
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 98th -
Men's Team All-Around 21st 0.16
Men's Floor Exercise 151st -
Men's Horse Vault 107th -
Men's Parallel Bars 96th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 138th -
Men's Rings 89th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 69th -
0.1600000004


Malvin Groston Whitfield

B. 1924-10-11, Bay City, Texas, USA
Track and Field (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1948 1952 HP
400 m bronze sixth 3200
800 m gold gold 12800
4x400 m Relay gold silver 2600
18600

He was inspired to be a runner when he sneaked into the Coliseum in 1932. Between 1948 and 1954 he won 66 out of 69 800-meter races. He was called directly from the Korean War to the Helsinki Games.


Simon Whitfield

B. 1975-05-16, Kingston, Canada
Triathlon (1 gold, 1 silver)
2000 2004 2008 2012 HP
Triathlon gold 11th silver dnf 19620
19620


Arthur Whitford

B. 1908-07-02, Swansea, Wales, Great Britain; D. 1996-01-07
Gymnastics
1928 HP
Men's Individual Combined (9 events) 63rd -
Men's Team Combined 11th 16
Men's Vault 61st -
Men's Parallel Bars 63rd -
Men's Horizontal Bar 64th -
Men's Rings 67th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 68th -
16


Frederic Whiting

B. 1872, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1962-08-01
Art Competitions
1948 HP
Painting - unknown event HC -
-

His only work was "hors concours", so not a true Olympian.


Norman Whitley

Olympic Competitor nr 4796


(Hector) Harold Whitlock

B. 1903-12-16, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1985-12-27
Athletics - Track and Field (1 gold)
1936 1948 1952 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk gold 11th 9664
9664


Max Antony Whitlock

B. 1993-01-13, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, Great Britain
Gymnastics, Artistic (3 gold, 3 bronze)
2012 2016 2021 HP
Men's Individual Combined bronze 2560
Men's Team Combined bronze fourth fourth 1584
Men's Pommeled Horse bronze gold gold 23040
Men's Floor Exercises gold 6400
33584


(George Bernard) Rex Whitlock

B. 1910-09-08, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1982-06-26
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's 50 km Walk dnf fourth 1600.256
1600.256


John Whitmore

represented the USA; D. 1943-12-15
Art Competitions
1932 HP
Architecture ac 1.856
1.856


Alan Lawrence Whitney

B. 1946-10-23, Pittsburgh, Penn., USA
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 m SF:6th 3.24
3.24


Larry Whitney

Olympic Competitor nr 6284


Ralph John Whitney

B. 1936-10-30, Fontana, Cal., USA
Aquatics - Water Polo
1964 HP
Men's Team R1:3rd 45.5
45.5


Ronald Howard "Ron" Whitney

B. 1942-10-05, Modesto, Cal., USA
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles sixth 960
960


Emelyn Thatcher Whiton

B. 1916-03-01, New York, NY, USA; D. 1962-03-01
Sailing (1 gold)
1952 HP
6 metres class gold 3200
3200

Female.


Herman Whiton

B. 1904-04-06, Cleveland, OH, USA; D. 1967-09-06
Sailing (2 gold)
1928 1948 1952 HP
6 Meter class sixth gold gold 10080
10080


Albert Whittall

Olympic Competitor nr 2594


Elizabeth "Beth" Whittall

B. 1936-05-26, Montréal, Québ., Canada; D. 2015-05-01
Aquatics - Swimming
1956 HP
Women's 400 metres Freestyle QU:4th 10
Women's 100 metres Butterfly 7th 600
610


Donald Whittall

Olympic Competitor nr 2595


Edward Whittall

Olympic Competitor nr 2596


Godfrey Whittall

Olympic Competitor nr 2597


Harold Whittall

Olympic Competitor nr 2598


Glen Allen Whitten

B. 1936-02-24, Lakeland, Flor., USA; D. 2014-09-15
Aquatics - Diving
1956 HP
Men's Springboard fourth 1600
1600


Polly Whittier

Olympic Competitor nr 1642


Claude Whittindale

Olympic Competitor nr 1690


Raymond Whittindale

Olympic Competitor nr 1691


Andrew Whittingstall

Olympic Competitor nr 4471


Harry Whittle

B. 1922-05-02, Manchester, England, Great Britain; D. 1990-05-11
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles SF:4th fifth 1992
Men's Long Jump 7th 600
2592


Alexandra Anne "Sandra" Whittleston

B. 1951-02-02, Napier, New Zealand
Aquatics - Swimming
1968 HP
Women's 100 metres Butterfly SF:12th 40
Women's 200 metres Butterfly R1:11th 64
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay R1:11th 16
120


Alice Ann Doreen Whitty

B. 1934-03-24, Vancouver, BC, Canada; D. 2017-01-07
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 1956 HP
Women's High Jump 10th 16th 159.6
159.6


Allen Whitty

B. 1867-03-05, Martley, England, Great Britain; D. 1949-07-22
Shooting (1 gold)
1924 HP
Men's Running Target, double shot 18th 2.56
Men's Running Target, double shot, Team gold 1600
1602.56


Written 2002-10-30 - last modified 2022-01-25

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