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SAUTIN Dimitri (1974) Russia / Diving
This Russian diver wanted to show the whole extent of his talent at the Sydney games in 2000, and, moreover, retain his Olympic 3 m springboard title that he won in Atlanta, four years hence. He wasn'...


SAVON Felix (1967) Cuba / Boxing
In Sydney, by winning his third gold medal in the 91 kg category, the Cuban boxer Felix Savon became a legend just like other great Olympic pugilists such as Lazlo Papp or fellow Cuban Teofilo Stevens...


SCHARER Eric (1946) Switzerland / Bobsled
This Swiss champion is the greatest figure in bobsleigh events in the 1970s and 80s, yet he only once managed to win a gold medal in the Olympic games, in the two man bobsleigh in 1980 at Lake Placid....


SCHEMANSKY Norbert (1924) United States / Weightlifting
This American weight lifter, who was the first Olympic champion in the 90 kg category, competed in four Olympic games between 1948 and 1964. Such a long athletic career is rare.He brought back one gol...


SCHENK Arold (1944) Netherlands / Speed skating
A fall at the start of the 500 m speed skating event robbed this Dutchman of a hat trick at the Sapporo games in 1972. He did however win the 1500 m, 5000 m. and 10,000 m races.Schenk was the best in ...


SCHERBO Vitaly (1972) Bielorussia / Gymnastics
This Bielorussian athlete was the hero of the 1992 Barcelona games, where he won six gold medals in gymnastics, including four in singles events on the same day. No gymnast had ever achieved such a f...


SCHILLES Maurice (1888 - 1950) France / Cycling
A clause in the Olympic regulations deprived the French cyclist Maurice Schilles of a second gold medal at the 1908 Olympic games in London.Following his victory on the tandem with his partner André ...


SCHMIDT Jozef (1935) Poland / Track and field
Schmidt was the favourite contender for the triple jump and the 1960 Rome games, and had no difficulty in taking over the title from the Brazilian Ferreira Da Silva who had won the last two.Four years...


SCHNEIDER Vreni (1964) Switzerland / Alpine skiing
This Swiss skier was known for her indomitable will power in life. Among other achievements she raised her four brothers when her mother died.After becoming one of the top skiers of her generation she...


SCHOCKEMOHLE Alwin (1937) and Paul (1945) Germany / Equestrian
These two German horsemen were the leaders of the Olympic team that won the silver medal in 1976 and 1984.However it was as an individual rider that the older brother Alwin distinguished himself by be...


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