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POPOV Alexandre (1972) Russia / Swimming
Popov, a specialist of the short sprint, is one of the finest swimmers of his generation, having been several times world champion and world record holder.He was the top swimmer at the Barcelona games...


PORTUGAL
It was not until the 1980s and the advent of two real running champions that Portugal joined the Olympic nations. The first time was in 1984, when Carlos Lopes won the marathon.Four years later it was...


POWELL Mike (1963) United States / Track and field
Powell was the first athlete to beat the fabulous Olympic record set by Bob Beamon for the long jump in at the Mexico games.Mike Powell took the record to 8.95 during the world championships in 1991. ...


POYNTON- HILL Dorothy (1915) United States / Diving
This woman diver was the first to have retained her high diving gold medal. Following her first victory in Los Angeles in 1932, she won again in Berlin four years later at the age of 21 - she celebrat...


PREIS-MULLER Ellen (born in 1912) Austria / Track and field
This Austrian fencer revealed herself in 1932 in Los Angeles when she won the gold medal for the single foil event.Despite the subsequent world war and Austria's temporary exclusion, Preiss-Muller was...


PRIESTE Harry (1896-2001) United States / Diving
The oldest Olympic medallist made himself even more famous on the eve of the Sydney in 2000 by handing back to the IOC the Olympic flag that he had stolen during the Antwerp games in 1920.After having...


PRINSTEIN Myer (1880-1925) United States / Track and field
Prinstein, who was unfairly deprived of the Olympic title for the long jump in the 1900 Paris games went on a few days later to win the gold medal for the triple jump.What happened is that during the ...


PRIVALOVA Olga (1968) Russia / Track and field
For a long time considered as one of the best European sprinters over 100 and 200 m, having turned thirty the Russian chose to change to the 400 m hurdles, believing that she could no longer tolerate ...


PROZUMENSHCHYKOVA Galina (1948) Russia / Swimming
Until this young Russian swimmer's victory in the 200 m breaststroke in the 1964 Tokyo games Russia had never won a medal for swimming at the games. Now it was done.Prozumenshchykova was to win four m...


PRÜFER Michael (1960) France / Alpine skiing
This is the one and only ever speed skiing Olympic champion.He won the title at Albertville in 1992 by shattering the world record which he raised to 229.299 km/h.At that time speed skiing was a demon...


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