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KAHANAMOKU Duke (1890-1968) United States / Swimming
This Hawaiian swimmer became a legend in his native islands after gaining recognition as one of the best surfers in the world. There is a statue of him on one of Hawaii's most famous beaches, now a ma...


KAKHIASHVILI Kakhi (1969) Russia / Greece / Weightlifting
The fact that he was 20 grams lighter that his opponent from Uzbekistan, Serguei Syrtsv, enabled the Russian to win gold at the Barcelona games in '92 in the middleweight category. Together, with the ...


KALLIPATERIA - Greece
Daughter of the great fighter Diagoras and trainer of her own son, Pesirodos, Kallipateria broke the Olympic rule that forbade women entry to the games sanctuary. We are, of course, talking about the ...


KARELINE Alexander (1969) Russia / Wresting
As well as an impressive physique, this Siberian also has a good head on his shoulders. In parallel with his career as a top-level wrestler, he studied english literature and rhetoric.Aged 21 at Seoul...


KARPATI Rudolf (1920) Hungary / Fencing
One of the greatest sabre champions of all times, Rudolf Karpati carried off six gold medals at the Olympics: two individual medals in 1956 and 1950 and four team medals in 1948 and 1960.Also a great ...


KARPPINEN Pertti (1953) Finland / Rowing
For 10 years he dominated the skiff competition, the only rowing discipline done single-handed.With an impressive physique, a little over 2 m tall, Karppinen won three consecutive Olympic titles from ...


KATO Sawao (1946) Japan / Gymnastics
With a total of 8 Olympic gold medals, Kato is the grand old man of world gymnastics. He is one of the few champions to win the all-round competition twice.He was the star of the 1968 and 1972 games, ...


KAZANKINA Tatyana (1951) Russia / Track and field
Several times record holder in the 1500 and 800 m, the Russian athlete was the greatest middle distance champion in the 70s. She was double Olympic champion in the 1500 and 800 in Montreal in 1976 and...


KEINO Kipchoge (1940) Kenya / Track and field
In the 70s, he was one of the first Africans to shine amongst the stars of world athletics.Keino took two consecutive titles in the 1500 m in Mexico City in 1968 and Munich in 1972, going on to win th...


KEIRIN
This cycling event much-practised and bet on in Japan became the Olympic flavour-of-the-month at the Sydney Games. It is a sprint pitting six adversaries against one another. The first cyclist to cros...


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