SALUMIAEE Erika (1962) Estonia / Cycling
The rise of the French cyclist Félicia Ballanger, the world's best track sprinter, put an end to Salumiaee's domination of women's track cycling. The Estonian girl nevertheless won the first two gold medals for women's speed cycling in Seoul in 1988 and in Barcelona in 1992. At the same time she was world champion of her speciality and record holder of the 500 m.She competed again in Atlanta in 1996 but had to bow to the Frenchwoman who beat her in the Olympic final. That still left her with the silver medal.