JAZY Michel (1936), France / Track and field
This French athlete was probably the most popular of his generation. Son of a Polish immigrant, he made his mark by winning 60 records, of which 7 were World records. But his Olympic career did not reach the height of his of his great class. He had to be content with a silver medal in the 1500 m at the Rome games in 1960, behind the untouchable Australian Elliott, whom he had already beaten several times before the games.