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JABOTINSKI Leonid (1938), Russia / Weightlifting
In the 1960's, this Russian weightlifter was the first to lift weights over 200 kg. He beat his compatriot, Vlassov, the holder of the Olympic title, in Tokyo in 1964 when he succeeded in lifting 217...


JACKSON Colin (1967) Great Britain / Track and field
There are champions for whom the Olympics are a crucifix. Welshman Colin Jackson made this bitter realisation in the course of four Olympic Games.A specialist in the 110 metre hurdles in which he bea...


JACKSON Marjory (1931), Australia / Track and field
Marjory Jackson's hour of fame occurred twice in the Helsinki stadium in 1952, for the 100 and 200 metre dash. At the same time, she had beaten the World records for these two distances. This young ...


JAHL-SCHLAAK Evelyn (1956), Germany / Track and field
This graceful young woman dominated women's discus at the end of the 1970's. She won two consecutive Olympic titles in Moscow and Montreal in 1976 and 1980. She was a lieutenant in the East German a...


JAMAICA
Jamaica has produced some formidable sprinters. Merlene Ottey never won a gold, but often won silver medals, even though she dominated women's sprint for nearly 10 years. There was also Don Quarrie, ...


JANZ Karin (1952, Germany / Gymnastics
Already a medal winner at the Mexico games four years earlier, Karin Janz managed to win two gold medals at the Munich games on the uneven bars and on the vault, before going on to become runner-up in...


JAPAN
A great nation with 120 million inhabitants, Japan was the first Asian nation to organize the games. Tokyo organized the Summer games in 1964 and Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, organized the Win...


JAVELIN
This is the object that gets thrown the furthest in the stadium. Each athlete has a runway of about 30 metres to help them gain speed. The javelin is thrown in an arc painted on the ground. Contesta...


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 ...


JENNER Bruce (1949) United States / Track and field
This American athlete achieved an exploit without precedent at the Montreal Olympics in 1976. He won the Decathlon and at the same time beat two World records, that for the number of points obtained ...


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