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KOROIBOS - Greece
Koroibos went down in history at the Atlis stadium in Olympia. He was the very first winner of the stadium race.His victory earned him the privilege of seeing his name carved in white marble, added to...


KORZENIOWSKI Robert (1969) Poland / Track and Field
Having already become the Olympic champion in the 50km walk at the Atlanta Games, this Pole became the surprise winner of the 20km walk in Sydney, an event with which he is usually ill at ease. He won...


KOSS Johann Olav (1969) Norway / Speed skating
Though ill with an inflamed pancreas, Koss still won the 1500 m Olympic speed skating title at Albertville.Two years later, back home in Norway and obviously feeling much better, he excelled himself b...


KOSTADINOVA Stefka (1965) Bulgaria / Track and field
The Bulgarian high jumper took practically every gold medal at the Atlanta games in 1996. Already world champion in 1987 and 1995, second in the competition in Seoul in 1988, only an Olympic title had...


KOZAKIEWICZ Wladislaw (1953) Poland / Track and field
During the Olympic pole-vaulting competition at the Moscow Games in 1980, the spectators whistled at all non-Soviet contestants. Suddenly, this Polish athlete launched himself into the sky, cleared 5....


KOZMA Istvan (1939-1970) Hungary / Wrestling
How far would this Hungarian wrestler have gone if his career had not been cut short by his untimely death at the age of 31? No-one can tell, but short as it was, his career was well starred.Twice Oly...


KRAENZLEIN Alvin (1876-1928) United States / Track and field
One of the greatest champions of the early 20th century, winning four gold medals at the same games.His quadruple success came in Paris in 1900. Kraenzlein was distance champion in the absence of Prin...


KRAUSE Barbara (1959) Germany / Swimming
At 21, a ripe old age for a swimmer, Barbara Krause dominated world swimming in the early eighties after her compatriot and rival, Kornelia Ender, retired.Krause was queen of the Moscow games where sh...


KRAYZELBURG Lenny (1975) United States / Swimming
Having been trained at the tough Ukrainian school until the early Nineties and long considered a promising Soviet swimmer, Lenny Krayzelburg emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1989 to ...


KRONBERGER Petra (1969) Austria / Alpine skiing
The Austrian skier whose style and class lit up the Albertville games.She left the French Alps with two gold medals, won in the combined and the special slalom.She was the only sportswoman to take two...


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