Great Olympians

Biographies - POP


Ilie Popa

B. 1940-05-09, represented Romania; D. 2016-03
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 50 kilometres Walk 28th 0.0256
0.0256


Petar Popangelov

B. 1959-01-31, Samokov, Bulgaria
Alpine Skiing
1976 1980 1984 1988 HP
Men's Giant Slalom 26th 27th 21st 0.744
Men's Slalom sixth sixth 16th 1286.4
1287.144


Gus Pope

B. 1898-11-29, Seattle, Wash., USA; D. 1953
Athletics (1 bronze)
1920 1924 HP
Men's Discus Throw bronze fourth 6240
6240


John Russell Pope

B. 1874-04-24, New York, NY, USA; D. 1937-08-27
Art Competitions (1 silver)
1932 1936 HP
Architectural Designs silver ac 4009.437
4009.437


Michael Douglas Pope

B. 1927-02-25, London, England, Great Britain; D. 2016-05-16
Athletics
1948 HP
Men's 400 m Hurdles R1:4th 1.014
1.014


Noel Pope

B. 1907-10-03, Havelock, New Zealand; D. 1999-09-18
Rowing
1932 HP
Men's Coxed Fours fourth 1200
1200


Vladimír Popelka

B. 1948-10-14, Litomyšl, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia
Cycling - Track
1972 HP
Men's Tandem QF 717.5
717.5


Valery Vladimirovich Popenchenko

B. 1937-08-26, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Boxing (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) gold 9600
9600


Alexandru Popescu

B. 1935-10-12, București, Romania
Aquatics - Swimming
1956 1960 HP
Men's 200 metres Butterfly 8th SF:7th 396.5
396.5


Cornelia Popescu

competed in 1976 and 1980 as

Cornelia Popa

B. 1950-08-27, București, Romania
Athletics
1968 1972 1976 1980 HP
Women's High Jump 19th 8th 8th 770.4
Women's Pentathlon 22nd 0.6
771


Dimitrie Popescu

B. 1961-09-10, Straja, Romania
Rowing (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
1984 1988 1992 1996 HP
Coxed Pairs silver fourth bronze 12750
Coxed Fours silver gold 9750
Coxless Fours fifth 937.5
23437.5


Dinu Popescu

B. 1949-06-27, București, Romania
Aquatics - Water Polo
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Team 8th fourth 9th 1008
1008


Doina Rodica Popescu

B. 1938-10-01, Codlea, Romania
Volleyball
1964 HP
Women's Team fourth 800
800


Ion Popescu

B. 1929-04-28, Slivna, Romania
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1952 1956 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) 7th 1200
Men's Featherweight (-62 kg) 7th
1200


Simion Popescu

B. 1940-08-11, Cuptoare, Romania
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
Men's Featherweight (-63 kg) bronze 3842.4
Men's Lightweight (-68 kg) 19th
3842.4


Vasile Popescu

B. 1925-05-10, București, Romania; D. 2003
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team QR:4th 0.252
0.252


Hans-Dieter Pophal

B. 1937-11-22, Berlin, Germany
Aquatics - Diving
1960 1964 HP
Men's Springboard 8th fourth 1856
1856


Vira Ivanivna Popkova, née Kabreniuk

B. 1943-04-02, Chelyabinsk, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2011-09-29
Athletics (1 bronze)
1968 HP
Women's 200 metres SF:5th 130
Women's 4x100 m Relay bronze 640
770

The MADMen class her as Ukrainian and explain: her Ukrainian parents had fled from the front line during WWII. She returned to Ukraine after her sporting career and died there. I shall follow suit and class her as Ukrainian as well.


Rudolf Popler

B. 1899-05-26, Vysokě Mýto, Czechia, represented Czechoslovakia; D. 1932-10-16
Equestrianism - Jumping
1924 1928 HP
Jumping, Individual 23rd dnf 0.320008
Jumping, Team dnf dnf 16
16.320008


André Poplimont

B. 1893-04-18, Antwerpen, Belgium; D. 1973-02-27
Ice Hockey & Fencing
1924 1928 1932 HP
Men's Teams QU:4th 164
Men's Épée, Individual SF:8th 10.25
Men's Épée, Team fourth 400
574.25


Aaron Popoola

B. 1942-03-22, Accra, Ghana (then called Gold Coast)
Boxing
1968 HP
Men's Welterweight (-67 kg) R32 1.088
1.088


Alexander Popov

B. 1971-11-16, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Swimming (4 gold, 5 silver)
1992 1996 2000 2004 HP
50 m Free-style gold gold sixth 18th 20163.84
100 m Free-style gold gold silver 9th 25560
4x100 m Free-style Relay silver silver 8th fourth 2710.4
4x100 m Medley Relay silver silver - fourth 2640
51074.24

World Champion at 50 and 100 m free-style in 1994.
He was stabbed in Moskva in 1997, but resumed swimming. Although living in Canberra, he declined asking Australian citizenship because he wanted to represent Russia in Sydney.


Boris Nikitich Popov

B. 1941-03-21, from Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Aquatics - Water Polo (1 bronze)
1964 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Ivan Popov

B. 1951-03-23, Gorna Malina, Bulgaria
Cycling - Road
1976 HP
Men's Road Race dnf -22.24
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial 12th 30
30


Matey Popov

B. 1951-04-30, Sofia, Bulgaria
Aquatics - Water Polo
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Team 11th 12th 52
52


Nikifor Popov

B. 1911-06-02, Khabarovsk, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1983-06-19
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 5000 metres R1:6th 4.32
Men's 10000 metres 11th 64
68.32


Sergey Konstantinovich Popov

B. 1930-09-21, Khoronkhoy, Buryatia, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1995-06-25
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 HP
Men's Marathon fifth 1500
1500


Sergey Nikolayevich Popov

B. 1929-03-16, Simferopol, Crimea, officially Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 100m Hurdles SF:4th 492
492

He died in Russia, and the city of Simferopol is mostly Russian. Considering the current situation in the Crimea, I consider this athlete Russian. Why the OlyMADmen website consider him Uzbek is a mystery to me.


Stoyan Filipov Popov

B. 1917-07-25, represented Bulgaria
Shooting
1952 HP
Free Pistol 26th 0.096
0.096


Yury Vsevolodovich Popov

B. 1930-03-19, from Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Coxed Fours SF:3rd 615
615


Antonina Nikolayevna Popova

B. 1935-04-25, Rostov, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics
1968 HP
Women's Discus Throw fifth 1500
1500


Galina Mikhaylovna Popova

B. 1932-06-02, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 1960 1964 HP
Women's 100 metres SF:5th SF:5th 260
Women's 4x100 metres Relay fourth 400
660


Nataliya Vyacheslavovna Popova

B. 1958-04-18, Yaroslavl, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Women's 100 m Butterfly 23rd 0.256
Women's 200 m Butterfly 8th 256
Women's 400 m Individual Medley 17th 6
262.256


Milosav Popović

B. 1952-08-09, represented Yugoslavia
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-81 kg) R1 11.69
11.69

Not much is known about this boxer. His name is spelled this way (without an L in Milos(L)av) in the 1976 Offial report. I shall call him Serbian, the most populous part of Yugoslavia.


Nebojša Popović

B. 1947-04-28, Prijedor, Bosnia & Herzegovina, represented Yugoslavia
Handball (1 gold)
1972 1976 HP
Men's Team gold fifth 3700
3700


Gheorghe Popovici

B. 1938-05-04, Chișinău, Moldova, represented Romania
Wrestling - Greco-Roman
1960 1964 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-87 kg) 7th 750
Men's Middleweight (-87 kg) 10th
750


Olivério Kosta Popovitch

B. 1911-10-02, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Rowing
1932 HP
Men's Coxed Fours R1:4th 300
300


Zenons Popovs

represented Latvia
Cycling - Track
1928 HP
Men's Team Pursuit R1 68.25
68.25


Lyudmila Nikolayevna Popovskaya

B. 1950-12-17, Ivanovo, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Women's Pentathlon fourth 2400
2400


Jan Zdzisław Popowicz

B. 1948-01-05, Rzeszów, Poland
Archery
1976 HP
Men's Individual 17th 6
6


Józef Popowski

from Warszawa, represented Poland
Cycling - Road
1928 HP
Men's Road Race, Time Trial 61st 0.000000008
Men's Road Race, Time Trial, Team (13th) -
0.000000008


Eduard Poppe

Olympic Competitor nr 1672


Gustave Poppe

B. 1924-08-21, Bruxelles, Belgium
Basketball
1948 HP
Men's Team 11th 32
32


Anthony George "Tony" Popplewell

B. 1941-05-01, Rotherham, New Zealand
Rowing
1964 HP
Men's Eights 11th 32
32


Written 2002-08-25 - last modified 2022-08-31

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