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EL OUAFI Boughera (1899-1959) France / Track and field
This little fellow of Algerian origin surprised everyone when he won the marathon at the Amsterdam games in 1928. The former Renault factory worker became a legend and travelled around the world where...


EL TOUNY Khadr Sayed (1915-1956) Egypt / Weightlifting
This Egyptian weightlifter was one of the heroes of the Berlin games in 1936. Not only did he win with ease in the 76 kg category, but he also lifted 15 kg more than the winner in the category above (...


ELEK Ilona (1907-1988) Hungary / Fencing
The best in the world at the time in the foil event, Elek won two Olympic titles 12 years apart. She was Olympic champion in 1936 and retained the title in 1948 in London.But for the Second World War,...


ELLIOT Herbert (1938) Australia / Track and Field
Absent from the Melbourne games in '56, the Australian Herb Elliot won no less than 40 races over 1000 m or 1500 m between 1954 and 1960. It was thus that he arrived in Rome for the 1960 games as favo...


ELSTROEM Paul (1928) Denmark/ Yachting
He was the greatest sailor of all time and certainly the most faithful to the games having taken part in nine Olympics. That's an absolute record.Elvstroem won his first gold medal in Torquay Bay, Eng...


ENDER KornÚlia (1958) Germany / Swimming
To this day she is the best female swimmer of all time. She won four gold medals at the Montreal games in '76. Three of these were individual titles, each accompanied by a world record.She swam with s...


ENDO Yukio (1937) Japan / Gymnastics
Along with his countrymen Kato and Ono, Endo was one of the masters of the world of gymnastics during the sixties. He won the all-round competition at the Tokyo games in '64. In total, he won five gol...


ENGEL-KRAMER Ingrid (1943) Germany / Diving
Three gold medals during the Rome and Tokyo games confirmed the domination of this female diver from Dresden in East Germany. She twice won the springboard event in '60 and '64, having already won gol...


ENGQUIST Ludmilla (1964) Sweden / Track and field
Born in the Soviet Union, married and initially known by the name of Narochilenko, Ludmilla Engquist has many bad memories of the Olympics. She fell in the 100 metre hurdles in Seoul and was injured a...


ENKE Kania Karin (1961) Germany / Speed skating
Karin Enke entered Olympic competition in the ice-skating event. However, after little success, she happily converted to speed skating, winning a medal at the Lake Placid games of 1980.Yet the games i...


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