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Rigoberto Urán MP

Rigoberto Urán Urán (born 26 January 1987) is a Colombian professional road racing cyclist, currently riding for UCI World Tour Team Sky. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won a silver me...

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Alexander Kristoff MP

Alexander Kristoff (born 5 July 1987) is a Norwegian professional road bicycle racer with the UCI ProTeam Team Katusha. At nine, he moved from Oslo to Stavanger. His stepfather got him interested in ...

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Justin Huish MP

Justin Huish (born January 9, 1975 in Fountain Valley, California) is an internationally known American archer. Growing up, his parents ran an archery pro shop, but Huish did not take up shooting until...

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Harald Sigfrid Alexander Julin MP (1890 - 1967)

Harald Sigfrid Alexander Julin (March 27, 1890 – July 31, 1967) was a Swedish freestyle swimmer and water polo player. He won a bronze medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in 100 m freestyle, bronz...

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Zoltán Halmay MP (1881 - 1956)

Zoltán Halmay (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈzoltaːn ˈhɒlmɒjɪ], June 18, 1881 – May 20, 1956) was a Hungarian Olympic swimmer. He competed in four O...

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Charles Meldrum Daniels MP (1885 - 1973)

Charles Meldrum Daniels (March 24, 1885 – August 9, 1973) was an American competition swimmer, eight-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. Daniels was an innovator of the front ...

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Otto Herschmann MP (1877 - 1942)

Dr. Otto Herschmann (4 January 1877 – 14 June 1942) was a Jewish Austrian swimmer, fencer, lawyer, and sports official. Herschmann won a silver medal at the initial modern Olympic Games, the 1...

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Alfréd Hajós MP (1878 - 1955)

Hajós was born in Budapest, Hungary, as Arnold Guttmann. He was 13 years old when he felt compelled to become a good swimmer after his father drowned in the Danube River. He took the name Haj&#x...

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Cullen Andrew Jones MP

Cullen Andrew Jones (born February 29, 1984) is an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist who specializes in freestyle sprint events. As part of the American team, he holds the world re...

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Florent Manaudou MP

Florent Manaudou (born November 12, 1990 in Villeurbanne) is a French competitive swimmer and Olympic champion of the 50-meter freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics in London. He is the son of a French...

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Alain Bernard MP

Alain Bernard (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ bɛʁnaʁ]; born 1 May 1983) is a former French swimmer from Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône. Bernard won three medal...

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Amaury Leveaux MP

Amaury Leveaux (born 2 December 1985) is a French swimmer from Belfort. Leveaux is the current world record holder in the 100 m freestyle (short course – 44.94 sec). He also held the 200 m frees...

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César Filho Cielo MP

César Cielo Filho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɛzɐɾ si.ˈelu ˈfiʎu]; born January 10, 1987) is a Brazilian competitive swimmer who specializes in...

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Roland Mark Schoeman MP

Born in Pretoria, Schoeman first took an interest in the sport when he was 13, and began to compete three years later.[6] He has said that he began swimming to show a girl how interested he was in her....

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Duje Draganja MP

Draganja won a silver medal in 2005 World Aquatics Championships held in Montreal in 50 m freestyle. He has 4 medals from World Short Course Swimming Championships. In 2006 and 2008 he won a gold medal...

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Pieter Cornelis Ruud Martijn van den Hoogenband MP

Born in Maastricht, Limburg, the son of Cees-Rein van den Hoogenband and Astrid Verver, a former Dutch 800 m freestyle silver medalist at the European Junior Championships, he grew up in Geldrop, where...

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Fernando de Queiroz Scherer MP

Fernando de Queiroz Scherer (born October 6, 1974 in Florianópolis) is an international top swimmer from Brazil, who won the bronze medal in the 50 meters freestyle at the 1996 Summer Olympics i...

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Gary Wayne Hall, Jr. MP

Gary Wayne Hall, Jr. (born September 26, 1974) is an American swimmer who competed in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics and won ten Olympic medals (five gold, three silver, two bronze). Hall is well ...

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Gennadiy Sergeyevich Prigoda MP

Gennadiy Sergeyevich Prigoda (Russian: Геннадий Сергеевич При...

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Michelle Wingshan Kwan MP

Michelle Kwan is an American figure skater. She is a two-time (1998 and 2002) Olympic medalist, a five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003) World champion, and a nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U....

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Peter Oppegard MP

Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States

Peter Oppegard is an American retired pair skater and coach. With his partner Jill Watson, he is the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist and a three-time U.S. national champion. Oppegard initially paired wi...

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Mathew Helm MP

Mathew Helm (born 9 December 1980 in Bourke, New South Wales) is an Australian diver who won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the men's 10 metre platform. He was in first place at the en...

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Gleb Sergeyevich Galperin MP

Gleb Sergeyevich Galperin (Russian: Глеб Сергеевич Гальпер&#x...

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David Alasdair Boudia MP

David Alasdair Boudia /boʊˈdaɪə/ (born April 24, 1989) is an American diver. He won the gold medal in the 10 metre platform diving competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Matthew Mitcham MP

Matthew Mitcham OAM (born 2 March 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian diver. He is the 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 m platform, having received the highest single-dive score in...

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Thomas Robert Daley MP

Thomas Robert "Tom" Daley (born 21 May 1994) is a British diver, and television personality, who specialises in the 10 metre platform event and was the 2009 FINA World Champion in the individual event ...

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Kieren John Perkins MP

Kieren John Perkins OAM (born 14 August 1973), is a former Australian professional swimmer. One of the world's best-ever long-distance swimmers, he won two Olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996 in the 1...

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Anders Holmertz MP

Anders Holmertz (born 1 December 1968 in Motala) is a Swedish retired swimmer who was a leader in freestyle (200 and 400 meters) races in the 1980s and at the beginning of 1990s, though often missing p...

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Klete D. Keller MP

Klete D. Keller (born March 21, 1982) is an American freestyle swimmer who won medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2004 Summer Olympics in the 400 m freestyle and the 4×200 m freestyle re...

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Paul Palmer MP

Paul Palmer (born 18 October 1974 in Lincoln, England) is a former international freestyle swimmer for England and Great Britain. Coached by Ian Turner at the City of Lincoln Pentaqua Swimming Club, ...

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Larsen Alan Jensen MP

Larsen Alan Jensen (born September 1, 1985) is an American former freestyle swimmer. He is a two-time Olympic medalist.

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Daniel Stevem Kowalski MP

Daniel Steven Kowalski (born 2 July 1975 in Singapore) is a former Australian middle- and long-distance swimmer specialising in freestyle events. He competed in the Olympic Games in 200 m, 400 m and 1,...

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Tae-hwan Park MP

Tae-hwan (born September 27, 1989) is a South Korean swimmer. He is a member of the South Korean national swimming team, based in Taereung, Seoul. He won a gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle and a s...

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Bradford Paul Cooper MP

Bradford ("Brad") Paul Cooper (born 19 July 1954 in Singapore) was an Australian freestyle and backstroke swimmer of the 1970s, who won a gold medal in the 400 m freestyle at the 1972 Summer Olympics i...

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Thomas Michael Jager MP

Thomas Michael "Tom" Jager (born October 6, 1964) is an American former competition swimmer, five-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Jager set the 50-meter freestyle world record on...

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Stéphan Caron MP

Stéphan Caron, sometimes spelled Stéphane Caron, (born 1 July 1966 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime) is a former freestyle swimmer from France. Caron won the bronze medal in the men's 100 m fre...

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Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian MP

Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian (born December 7, 1988) is an American swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle (short course) events...

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Danyon Joseph Loader MP

Danyon Joseph Loader, ONZM (born 21 April 1975 in Timaru, New Zealand) is an Olympic champion, former World Record holding swimmer from New Zealand, based in Dunedin. He remains the national record hol...

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Duncan John D'Arcy Armstrong MP

Duncan John D'Arcy Armstrong, OAM, (born 7 April 1968) is a former Australian freestyle swimmer and Olympic medalist, who won a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He was born in the Queensland ci...

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Yannick Agnel MP

Yannick Agnel (born 9 June 1992 in Nîmes) is a French swimmer who specializes in freestyle events, and is a three-time Olympic medalist. In his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in Londo...

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Bruce MacFarlane Furniss MP

Bruce MacFarlane Furniss (born May 27, 1957) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, he won the 200-meter freestyle and was...

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Gustavo França Borges MP

Gustavo França Borges (born December 2, 1972 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil) is a former international swimmer from Brazil. He swam for Brazil at 4 Olympics: 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. He, alo...

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Brent Matthew Hayden MP

Brent Matthew Hayden (born October 21, 1983) is a former Canadian swimmer. Hayden was a bronze medal winner in the 100 m freestyle at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was co-World Champion in the...

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Eamon Wade Sullivan MP

Eamon Wade Sullivan (born 30 August 1985 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian sprint swimmer. In April 2002 at the Australian Age Championships, Sullivan won the 50 m freestyle and came seco...

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Matthew Nicholas Biondi MP

Matthew Nicholas Biondi (born October 8, 1965) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Biondi competed in the Summer Olympic Games in 1984, 1988 and...

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Aleksandr Vladimirovich Popov MP

Aleksandr Vladimirovich Popov (also Alexander Popov, Russian: Александр Владимир&#...

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Shani Davis MP

Shani Davis is an Olympic champion speedskater from the United States. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, Davis became the first Black athlete (from any nation) to win a gold medal in an in...

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Lindsey Caroline Vonn MP

Lindsey Vonn is an American World Cup alpine ski racer who competed with the United States Ski Team. She has won four overall World Cup championships – one of only two female skiers to do so, al...

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William Dudley Ward (1877 - 1946)

William Dudley Ward PC (14 October 1877 – 11 November 1946), was an English sportsman and Liberal politician. Early life Dudley Ward was born in London, the son of William Humble Dudley Wa...

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Gustav Ludwig Gossler (1879 - 1940)

German rower who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics. He was the coxswain of the German boat Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg, which won the gold medal in the coxed fours final B together with his brother...

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Carl Oscar Gossler, II (1875 - 1953)

Oskar Goßler (June 26, 1875 – February 15, 1953) was a German rower who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics. He was part of the German boat Germania Ruder Club, Hamburg, which won the ...

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Carl Heinrich Gossler (1885 - 1914)

Carl Goßler (* 17. April 1885; † 9. September 1914 in Frankreich) war ein deutscher Ruderer, der mit dem Vierer mit Steuermann 1900 erster deutscher Olympiasieger im Rudern wurde, gemeins...

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John Brenden Kelly, Jr. (1927 - 1985)

. "John Brendan Kelly, Jr. (born May 24, 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – died May 2, 1985, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), also known as Kell Kelly or Jack Kelly, was an accomplished oarsman, ...

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John B. Kelly, Sr. MP (1889 - 1960)

.. "John Brendan Kelly, Sr., also known as Jack Kelly, (October 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – June 20, 1960) was one of the most American accomplished oarsmen in the history of the s...

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Mary Diana Low (1948 - d.)

British equestrian ~ Gold Medallist at the 1972 Olympic Games.

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Gabriel-Louis le Bailly, comte de La Falaise (1866 - 1910)

He participated in Fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris and won the gold medal in the sabre, defeating fellow French fencer Henri Masson in the final. He also participated in Fencing at the 1...

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David George Brownlow-Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter MP (1905 - 1981)

David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter KCMG (9 February 1905 – 22 October 1981), styled Lord Burghley before 1956 and also known as David Burghley, was an English athlete, sports ...

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Col. John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever MP (1886 - 1971)

Lieutenant-Colonel John Jacob Astor V, 1st Baron Astor of Hever DL (20 May 1886 – 19 July 1971) was a British military officer, statesman, a newspaper proprietor, and a member of the prominent...

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Neville Bulwer-Lytton, 3rd Earl of Lytton (1879 - 1951)

Neville Stephen Bulwer-Lytton, 3rd Earl of Lytton, OBE (6 February 1879–9 February 1951) was a British military officer and artist. He was a son of Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton...

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Eleanor G. Holm (1913 - 2004)

Eleanor G. Holm (December 6, 1913 – January 31, 2004) was an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist. She is best known for having been suspended from the 1936 Summer Olympics...

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Dr. Ran Laurie MP (1915 - 1998)

William George Ranald Mundell Laurie (4 May 1915 – 19 September 1998), known as Ran Laurie, was a British physician, rowing champion and Olympic gold medallist. His younger son is the actor an...

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Harold Maurice Abrahams MP (1899 - 1978)

Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978) was a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 m...

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Judith B Rowley MP

Judy Grinham MBE (born 5 March 1939) is a British Olympic swimmer. She was born in the London suburb of Hampstead and grew up in Neasden. She married Pat Rowley in Neasden in 1960, in St. Catherine's C...

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Dr. Benjamin Hooper McLane Spock (1903 - 1998)

Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903 – March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. Its revolut...

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Britton Chance (1913 - 2010)

Britton Chance (July 24, 1913 – November 16, 2010) was the Eldridge Reeves Johnson University Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics, as well as Professor Emeritus of Physical Chemi...

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Carly Rae Patterson MP

Allen, Collin, Texas, United States

Carly Patterson is a retired American gymnast who was on the senior U.S. national team in 2003 and 2004. She is best known for being the 2004 Olympic all-around champion and a member of the 2003 gold m...

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Tim Daggett MP

East Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

Tim Daggett is an American gymnast and an Olympic gold medalist. He is best known for winning the team gold medal and the individual pommel horse bronze at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He a...

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Gabby Douglas MP

West Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Gabby Douglas is an American artistic gymnast. As a member of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions. ...

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Kyla Briana Ross MP

Aliso Viejo, Orange, California, United States

Kyla Ross is an American artistic gymnast who was a member of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Ross was born on October 24, 1996 in Honolulu, H...

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Maribel Vinson MP (1911 - 1961)

Maribel Yerxa Vinson-Owen (October 12, 1911 – February 15, 1961) was an American figure skater and coach. She competed in the disciplines of ladies singles and pair skating. As a single skat...

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Courtney Anne Kupets MP

Athens, Clarke, Georgia, United States

Courtney Kupets is an American gymnast. She is best known for her 2003 and 2004 all-around national championships; her membership on the 2002 and 2003 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and 2004 O...

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Tracee Talavera MP

Tracee Talavera is a retired artistic gymnast of Mexican-American descent who competed for the United States at the Olympics and World Championships. She was the 1981 and 1982 U.S. National All-around ...

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McKayla Rose Maroney MP

Laguna Niguel, Orange, California, United States

McKayla Maroney is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is also the 2011 world vault champion and 2012 Ol...

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Samantha Nicole Peszek MP

Samantha Peszek is an American national team gymnast. She was a member of the United States' 2008 Olympic women's gymnastics team that won the silver medal and the 2007 World Championships team that wo...

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Bridget Elizabeth Sloan MP

Pittsboro, Hendricks, Indiana, United States

Bridget Sloan is an American gymnast. She is the 2009 All-Around World Champion and the 2009 All-Around U.S. National Champion. Sloan was a member of the silver medal U.S. women's gymnastics team at th...

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Albert Lovejoy Gutterson (1887 - 1965)

Albert Lovejoy Gutterson (August 23, 1887 - April 7, 1965) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the long jump. He competed for the United States in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockh...

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Tasha Schwikert MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Tasha Schwikert is a retired American gymnast and a member of the United States Gymnastics Hall of Fame. She was a member of the 2003 U.S. women's team that won the USA's first World team title and the...

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Peter Glen Vidmar MP

Peter Vidmar is an American gymnast and Olympic medalist. He won gold medals in the men's all-around team competition and the pommel horse competition, as well as a silver medal in the men's all-around...

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Andrew (Andy) Murray MP

Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player. Murray is the first British player to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final in the open era for over 75 years, as well as the first British p...

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Kim Zmeskal MP

Dallas, Texas, United States

Kim Zmeskal is an American gymnastics coach who was a former national and world gymnastics champion in the early 1990s. In 1989, at the age of 13, Zmeskal became the U.S. Junior National Champion. Sh...

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Shawn Machel Johnson MP

Shawn Machel Johnson (born January 19, 1992) is a retired American artistic gymnast. She was the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist and all-around and floor exercise silver medalist, the 2007 all-...

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Chellsie Marie Memmel MP

West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Chellsie Memmel is an American gymnast. She is the 2005 World All-Around Champion, making her the third American woman, after Kim Zmeskal and Shannon Miller, to become World Champion in the All-Around....

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Shannon Lee Miller MP

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Shannon Lee Miller is a former artistic gymnast from Edmond, Oklahoma. She was the 1993 and 1994 World All-Around Champion, the 1996 Olympics balance beam gold medalist, the 1995 Pan Am Games all-aroun...

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James Rector (1884 - 1949)

) John "James" Alcorn Rector (June 22, 1884 - March 10, 1949) was an American athlete. He was the first Arkansas athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. James Rector was born in Hot Springs, Ark...

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Jamie Annette Dantzscher MP

Jamie Annette Dantzscher (born May 2, 1982 in Canoga Park, California, U.S.) is a retired American gymnast. She was a member of the bronze model-winning United States women's artistic gymnastics team a...

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Dawn Fraser MP

Dawn Fraser AO, MBE (born 4 September 1937) is an Australian champion swimmer and politician. She is one of only three swimmers to win the same Olympic event three times – in her case the 100 me...

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James Michael Thompson MP

James Thompson (born 18 November 1986) is a South African rower. He won a gold medal in the Men's lightweight coxless four event at the 2012 Summer Olympics James grew up in Cape Town before heading ...

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Kerri Allyson Strug MP

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

Kerri Allyson Strug (born November 19, 1977) is a retired American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. She was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the victorious all-around women's gymnastics team that repres...

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Fanny Blankers-Koen MP (1918 - 2004)

Fanny Blankers-Koen was a Dutch athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She accomplished this as a 30 year old mother of two, during a time when many dis...

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Charlotte Reinagle Sterry MP (1870 - 1966)

Charlotte Cooper Sterry nee Cooper (1870-1966) "All time tennis legend, five times Wimbledon Ladies Singles champion and first woman ever to become an Olympic Champion Charlotte Reinagle Cooper w...

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Jesse Owens MP (1913 - 1980)

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens born September 12, 1913 died March 31, 1980 (complications due to Lung Cancer) nickname "Jesse", The Buckeye Bullet, JC Owens buried Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicag...

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Hannes Petter Kolehmainen (1889 - 1966)

Juho Pietari "Hannes" Kolehmainen (9 December 1889, Kuopio – 11 January 1966) was a Finnish long-distance runner. He is considered to be the first of a generation of great Finnish long distance ...

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Johnny Weissmuller MP (1904 - 1984)

American swimmer (Olympic gold-medalist) and actor, known as the 'original Tarzan'. (For more information, see Wikipedia... ) Johnny Weissmuller was born in 1904 in Hungary, which then was part of ...

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Bart Wayne Conner MP

Bart Conner born March 28, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois married Nadia Comăneci Bart Conner is a former American gymnast who, as a member of the gold medal-winning men's gymnastics team ...

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Nadia Comăneci MP

Nadia Comăneci Born November 12, 1961 Married Bart Connor Nadia Comaneci is one of the most-celebrated gymnasts in the history of the sport. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Queb...

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Abebe Bikila MP (1932 - 1973)

Abebe Bikila (አበበ ቢቂላ) (August 7, 1932 – October 25, 1973) was a two-time Olympic marathon champion from Ethiopia. Abebe Bikila grew up in a typical v...

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