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HACKETT Grant (1980) Australia / Swimming
Grant Hackett had the potential to oust compatriot Kieren Perkins, the Olympic 1500m freestyle champion in Barcelona and Atlanta, at the Sydney Games in 2000. He had already done so in the national tr...


HACKL Georg (1966), Germany / Luge
This German is the best luge competitor of his generation. Three times Olympic champion in Albertville, Lillehammer and in Nagano, this Bavarian has been nicknamed the human cannonball, and has domin...


HAEMALAEINEN -KIRVESNIEMI Marja-Lissa (1955), Finland / Nordic skiing
The bronze medal she received for the 5km cross country skiing event at Lillehammer in 1994 was the culminating point in the career of this Finnish skier which had started 18 years earlier at the Inns...


HAHN Archie (1880-1955), United States / Track and Field
Nicknamed the Milwaukee Meteor this American sprinter was the hero of the St Louis games in 1904 where he won the 60, 100 and 200 metre races. To prevent him from total domination, his competitors p...


HAJOS Alfred (1878-1955), Hungary / Swimming
Barely 18, Hajos was the very first Modern Olympic swimming champion in Piraeus at the 1896 Athens games . He won the 100 metres and the 1200 metres, a distance no longer part of Olympic events. He ...


HAKULINEN Veikko (1925 - 2003), Finland / Nordic skiing
He was the greatest Nordic ski champion of his generation. He carried off seven medals, of which three were gold, at the 1952 Oslo games and those of Lake Placid four years later. Hakulinen was also ...


HALASSY Oliver (1909-1946),Hungary / Water-polo and Swimming
A legendary water-polo player, Halassy was twice Olympic champion with the Hungarian team, at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932 and again four years later in Berlin. He was also an excellent swimmer a...


HALL Gary jr. (1974) United States / Swimming
The double gold medallist in Atlanta in the American 4x100m relay 4x100m medley team, this American champion always dreamt of beating Popov in the 50 and 100 metre freestyle. The Russian had beaten hi...


HALL Lars (1927 - 1991) Sweden / Modern Pentathlon
He was the first Olympic modern pentathlon champion to not have come from the ranks of the army when he won gold in 1952 in Helsinki. Lars Hall, who was a carpenter, won the silver medal that same yea...


HAMILTON Scott (1958), United States / Figure skating
This skater is probably one of the smallest Olympic champions in size. Suffering from a disease which meant he stopped growing from the age of 10, he became champion at the Sarajevo games in 1984. T...


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