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WEBSTER Robert (1938) United States / Diving
Webster was twice Olympic springboard diving champion, in the Rome games in 1960 and in Tokyo in 1964. Webster was repeating his coach Samuel Lee's feat. The latter had preceded him on the podium in ...


WEDER Gustav (1961) and ACKLIN Donat (1960) Switzerland / Luge
Weder as the top bob-sleigh tobogganer of his generation. After winning the world championship even times he capped his career with an Olympic title at the Albertville games in partnership with his fe...


WEHLING Ulrich (1952) Germany / Nordic skiing
This was the top specialist of the Nordic combination - cross-country skiing and ski jumping - in the 1970s.He was triple Olympic champion in this sport by winning the event three times running in Sap...


WEIGHT LIFTING
This sport, which was already practised in Ancient times, only became an Olympic discipline in 1920 at the Antwerp games. The object is to lift progressively heavier metal weights, either from the gr...


WEINGARTNER Hermann (1864-1919) Germany / Gymnastics
This German gymnast was king of the horizontal bar at the Athens games in 1896. He began by winning the Olympic individual event, then won another title in the team event and a third gold medal with t...


WEISSFLOG Jens (1961) Germany / Ski jump
It is said that this ski jumper was a workaholic, and highly self disciplined.He won his first Olympic title on the small jump in 1984 in Sarajevo. After becoming world champion the following year, he...


WEISSMULLER Johnny (1904-1984) United States / Swimming and Water-polo
In the 1950s Johnny Weissmuller was regarded as the greatest swimmer of the century. His reputation at that time probably rested as much on his remarkable movie actor's role as Tarzan as on his Olympi...


WENDEN Mike (1949) Australia / Swimming
This Australian swimmer has not made world swimming history in terms of records, yet it was he who beat Mark Spitz in the 100 m free style race at the Mexico games in 1968. It was also he who beat Don...


WENZEL Hanni (1956) Liechtenstein / Alpine skiing
This skier enabled her tiny central European country's flag to be raised twice over the Olympic stadium, the first time at the Lake Placid games in 1980.There she won both slaloms - the giant and the ...


WERTH Isabelle (1969) Germany / Equestrian
The German horsewoman Isabelle Werthe, who was already world dressage champion, Olympic vice champion in the same event and Olympic champion in the team event, demonstrated the consistency of her prog...


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