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WESTERGREN Carl (1895-1958) Sweden / Wrestling
Westergren was one of the greatest wrestlers of the century, even tough Olympic history has not preserved many traces of his career.Westergren won many world championships and three Olympic titles in ...


WHITE Albert (1895 - 1982) United States / Diving
The best diver at the Paris games in 1924, the American won both events in the discipline: the springboard and the high-dive.His success showed the way to his countrywoman Elisabeth Becker who tried t...


WHITEFIELD Melvin (1924) United States / Track and field
This famous American runner won two Olympic gold medals for the 800 m in 1948 and 1952, also winning an Olympic title with the American 4x400 m relay team during the games of '48 in London.Before beco...


WHITEFIELD Simon (1972) Canada / Triathlon
Although only an outsider for the very first Olympic triathlon that took place in Sydney bay and the streets of the city, the Canadian carried off a superb feat in beating all comers including the fav...


WIBERG Pernilla (1970) Sweden / Alpine skiing
Victorious in the giant slalom at the Albertville games in '92, this Swedish skier was a star in her country because, in addition to her Olympic and world titles, she had just recorded a song that was...


WILKIE David (1954) Great Britain / Swimming
It could be said that this Scotsman saved the honour of the rest of the world during the Montreal games in '76.He was the only non-American to win in the Canadian swimming pool. In winning the 200 m b...


WILKINSON George (1879- 1946) Great Britain / Water-polo
Captain of the famous English water-polo team that won at the games in London in 1908, this was Wilkinson's second gold medal after the title that he won with the team in Paris in 1900. He was again a...


WILLIAMS Percy (1908 - 1982) Canada / Track and Field
The winner of the 100 m and 200 m, he was the best sprinter at the Amsterdam games in 1928. After victory in the 100 m, he had to wait for a long time before receiving his gold medal since the neither...


WILLIAMS Vénus (1980) United States / Tennis
Victorious in the prestigious tournaments at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadow just before the Millenium games, American tennis player Venus Williams hardly wanted to go to the Sydney games. However, Amer...


WINDSURFING
This has been an Olympic sport since the 1984 games and windsurfing is now one of the most highly prized titles.This sport, which is now enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, is competed f...


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