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KILLY Jean Claude (1943) France / Alpine skiing
Along with Toni Saler, Jean-Claude Killy is one of the greatest ever champions of Olympic alpine skiing. He won three golds at Grenoble in 1968, by which time he had dominated world skiing for three y...


KILOMETRE LANCE
This is the most breathtaking winter discipline in which competitors fly over the snow at over 200 kph.A demonstration sport in Albertville in 1992, the event was saddened by the death of a Swiss comp...


KIM KYONG HUN (1976) South Korea / Taekwondo
Kim, the first Olympic Taekwondo champion in the over-80kg category, profited from his controversial semi-final victory over Frenchman Pascal Gentil, who had largely dominated the fight.However, in th...


KIM Nelly (1957) Russia / Gymnastics
The tiny Eurasian gymnast had to be exceptionally good in Montreal in 1976 to better the great Nadia Comaneci in the floor and vault exercises at a time when the Romanian was unbeatable.Four years lat...


KIM SOO-NYUNG (1971) South Korea / Archery
It was ate the Los Angeles games of 1984 that the Koreans reached the height of their powers in the archery event. Since then, they have dominated the discipline. In 1988 the young Korean Kim Soo-nyun...


KIM YOUNG HO (1971) South Korea / Fencing
By becoming the Olympic foil champion at the Sydney Games, the South Korean became the first Asian winner of a major fencing competition.He discovered the sport on television as a child and immediatel...


KINGDOM Roger (1962) Great Britain / Track and field
Kingdom was the greatest 110 m hurdles champion of the 1980s. He was twice gold medal winner in his specialty in Los Angeles and Seoul.He still managed third place in the 110 m hurdles at the world ch...


KIPKETER Wilson (1970) Denmark / Track and field
Although Wilson Kipketer has dominated the 800m for many years, the Kenyan-born Danish triple world champion between 1995 and 1999 was never destined to win an Olympic gold.After being barred from com...


KIRKSEY Morris (1895 - 1981) United States / Equestrian
The eclectics of this great American champion is only equalled by his speed. Silver medallist in the 100 m behind the great Charles Paddock, it was with his countryman that he became an Olympic champi...


KIRZEINSTEIN-SWEWINSKA Irina (1946) Poland / Track and field
This Polish girl has one of the greatest collections of medals in world athletics - the games are designed just for people like her. Born in a Russian refugee camp, she arrived in Poland at the age of...


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