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THUEMER Petra (1961) Germany / Swimming
This East German swimmer achieved a double feat at the Montreal games in 1976.She won both the free style 400 m and 800 m events, and at the same time beat the world records for both lengths. This rem...


THUGWANE Joseph (1971) South Africa / Track and field
This South African runner won the marathon at the Atlanta games in 1996, becoming the second South African gold medallist after the swimmer Heyns who won hers a few days earlier.Thugwane almost did no...


THUNBERG Clas (1893-1973) Finland / Speed skating
With five world titles and as many Olympic titles to his credit in the 1920s, this Finn was undoubtedly one of the finest speed skaters of his generation.His Olympic titles were won in Chamonix and in...


TIEDEMANN Fritz (1918 - 1999) Germany / Equestrian
After starting in dressage for which he won a bronze medal in Helsinki, this German horseman took up show jumping with great success.He was twice Olympic champion with his national team, in 1956 in St...


TIME
At the games, when you gotta go, you gotta go. Time is very important. Competition times need to be strictly adhered to and with televised transmissions, there is no room for leeway. When the marat...


TIMMER Marianne (1972) Netherlands / Speed skating
This beautiful Dutch girl was thought to be an outsider when she came to Nagano to compete in the speed skating events, but surprised everyone by winning over 1000 m and 15000 m.The Dutch performed ex...


TIMOSCHENKO Alexandra (1972) Ukraine / Gymnastics
Timoschenko will forever remain one of the greatest eurythmics champions.After winning the bronze medal in Seoul in 1988 she was unrivalled four years later in Barcelona where, aged only twenty, she w...


TISDALL Robert (1907) Ireland / Track and field
This runner came first in the 400 m hurdle race at the 1932 Los Angeles games, but was disqualified for knocking down two hurdles, a fault that led to disqualification at the time.He got over his disa...


TKAC Anton (1952) Czech Republic / Cycling
This track racer put an end to Daniel Morelon's reign on the Montreal track in 1976, thus depriving the Frenchman of what would have been an historic triple victory in the speed event.In the final the...


TODD Mark (1956) New Zealand / Equestrian
Todd, a sheep farmer, had to sell several of his flocks to pay for his training. The New Zealand horseman had no cause to regret the investment, as he proved to be the top in dressage, cross-county an...


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