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METCALFE Ralph (1910-1978) United States / Track and field
It would be hard to find anyone as unlucky as Ralph Metcalfe, the American sprinter who won two medals - a silver and a bronze - in the 100 m and 200 m at Los Angeles in 1932.In the 100 m, Metcalfe wa...


METSCHUCK Caren (1963) Germany / Swimming
This East German swimmer won three golds at the Moscow games in 1980, two with her team in the 4x100 m freestyle and the 4x100 m medley, and an individual gold in the 100 m butterfly.In that competiti...


MEXICO CITY - Mexico
The choice of the Mexican capital to host the 1968 games raised many objections because of the city's altitude (2240 m) and the already severe pollution.What is more, the games narrowly missed being c...


MEYER Deborah (1952) Unites States / Swimming
Along with long jumper Bob Beamon, this American swimmer made the headlines in Mexico City.Suffering from the altitude, she did not improve on her world records, but nonetheless took away three gold m...


MEYFARTH Ulrike (1956) Germany / Track and field
This high jumper's exploit was to win two Olympic titles twelve years apart. She won her first gold aged 16 in Munich, becoming the youngest ever female athletics champion. Her second gold came in Los...


MICHELER Elisabeth (1966) Germany / Canoeing
1991 world whitewater slalom kayak champion, Micheler won the first Olympic title in that discipline in Barcelona the following year.Canoeing and kayaking had been a demonstration sport in Munich, but...


MICHELOT Roger (1912) France / Boxing
The young boxer took the gold medal at the Berlin games in 1936, repeating the exploit of his fellow Frenchman, Jacques Despeaux.It was no easy victory. In the final, he was pitted against the German ...


MILITOSSIAN Israel (1969) Armenia / Wrestling
At Seoul in 1988, Militossian took the silver medal in the 70 kg category for the Soviet Union, but at Barcelona in 1992, he won the medal for the CIS.Militossian was then able to dedicate his victory...


MILO OF KROTON - Greece
One of the greatest champions of the ancient Olympian Games.In the space of twenty-four years, from 540 to 516 BC, Milo won six Olympic titles. He took his first when he was just a teenager. Throughou...


MIMOUN Alain (1921) France / Track and field
The best and most popular French runner of all time.Born in Algeria, he rapidly rose to prominence as a specialist in the 5000 and 10,000 m. Unfortunately for him, he was prevented from gaining intern...


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