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MAURY Serge (1946) France/ Yachting
The finn is to Olympic sailing what the skiff is to rowing: the only discipline in which competitors are alone. The organizers supply the boats so that everyone has the same chance of winning.At the M...


MAYER Helena (1910-1953) Germany / Fencing
Olympic champion in the foil at Amsterdam in 1928, Helena Mayer, a Jewish fencer, was herself used as a foil by the German Olympic Committee that selected her for the Berlin games in 1936.She was sele...


Mc MAHON Brigitte (1974) Switzerland / Triathlon
Nearly 500,000 supporters gathered in the streets of Sydney to watch the first Olympic triathlon. They primarily came to watch the first Australian triumph. The result may have proved disappointing, b...


McCORMICK KELLER Patricia (1930) United States / Diving
The best diver of the 1950s.The Californian won four times at the Helsinki games in 1952 and in Melbourne four years later.Her first successes were in acrobatic diving and high springboard.After a yea...


McEWAN Jamie (1952) United States / Canoeing
This US canoeist took the bronze medal in the downstream at Munich in 1972, the year the competition disappeared from the Olympic programme.It was another 20 years before the downstream once more beca...


McGRATH Matthew (1878-1941) United States / Track and field
A truly long career: in 1908 he won the silver medal in the hammer, and four years later took the gold.He was in Paris for the 1924 games and won a second silver medal.He had just turned 48, an age wh...


McLANE James (1930) United States / Swimming
In his short career, this young swimmer won three gold medals, gaining two in London in 1948 in the 1500 m and the relay.Four years later in Helsinki, he celebrated his 21st birthday by earning a new ...


MEAD-LAWRENCE Andrea (1943) United States / Alpine skiing
With a two-second lead over her pursuer, this American skier took home the gold for the giant slalom at the Oslo games in 1952. It was something that had never before been seen at the winter games.An ...


MEADE Richard (1938) Great Britain / Equestrian
British horseman who gave his finest performance at Munich in 1972. He took the gold in the individual showjumping competition before going on to help win the team gold.He thus retained the title he h...


MEAGHER Mary (1964) United States / Swimming
The only swimmer to rival the East German champions in the eighties and favourite at the Moscow games in the 100 m and 200 m butterfly - for which she was the world recordholder - she was unable to go...


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