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PETROVIC Drazen (1964-1993) Croatia / Basket-ball
This legend of European basketball, who was considered to be one of the best back wings in the world, and was several times European champion and NBA member for three seasons, was twice Olympic vice-c...


PEZZO Paola (1975) Italy / Cycling
This beautiful Italian girl, who was the first Olympic mountain bike champion at the 1996 Atlanta games, is still at the peak of her sport. She came third in the last world championships behind the Ca...


PHELPS Michael (1985) Swimming - United States
Phelps set an Olympic record in the preliminary heats of the men's 400-meter individual medley.[41] He followed that up in the final by winning the gold medal, as well as breaking his previous world r...


PHILOMBROTAS - Greece / Pentathlon
Was the best pentathlete of the ancient world.The Spartan Philombrotas performed the feat of winning the pentathle, as it was then called, three times between 676 and 668 BC. ...


PICCARD Franck (1964) France / Alpine skiing
This French skier's talents were first revealed at the Calgary games in 1988.He won the first ever Super G in the history of the winter games a few days after coming third in the Olympic downhill race...


PIETRI Dorando (1885 - 1942) Italy / Track and field
This diminutive Italian runner was about to win the Olympic marathon in London in 1908 when he suffered a blackout and collapsed only a few hundred metres from the finishing line. Since he was a long ...


PIHLAJAMAKI Kustaa (1902 - 1944) Hermanii (1903 - 1982) Finland / Wrestling
This two brothers who dominated freestyle wrestling before the war came from a long line of fine wrestlers.Kuusta was the first to confirm his potential on winning the gold medal in the bantamweight d...


PINAIEVA Ludmilla (1936) Russia / Canoeing
This woman was one of the greatest kayak champions of her generation in the 1960s. She won three gold medals in the K2 category at the Tokyo, Mexico and Munich games from 1964 to 1972. ...


PODKOPAYEVA Lilia (1979) Ukraine / Gymnastics
Although this little Ukrainian gymnast was by far the best in 1996 at Atlanta, where she won the all-round competition, her victory was greeted by total indifference. The American public was only inte...


POILVE Emile (1903-1962) France / Wrestling
This fellow was as strong as an ox, and easily won the free style wrestling title in the middleweight category in Berlin in 1936, beating a German wrestler. The Nazis looked on this as an unforgivable...


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