Great Olympians

Biographies - SYL

Nikolaos Syllas

B. 1914-11-30, Chios, Greece; D. 1986-08-16
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 1948 1952 HP
Men's Discus Throw sixth 7th 9th 1800

G. Sylva

Olympic Competitor nr 7240

There were 22 and 23 competitors in the individual Running Deer competitions, and probably a maximum of 5 shooters per country. 4 teams (of 5) competed in the team event, so there are at least 2/3 unknown competitors in the individual events, most probably Belgians (there was no Belgian team in the team competition). G. Sylva is known to have competed in the Olympic shooting, but it is not known in which event. I have chosen to put his name in this slot.

Jules Sylvain

B. 1925-12-20, Québec City, Québ., Canada; D. 2016-11-24
1952 1956 HP
Featherweight (-60 kg) 10th 9th 390

Kaj Sylvan

B. 1923-04-22, Søborggård, Denmark
Canoeing - Flatwater Canadian
1956 HP
Men's Canadian Doubles 1000 metres FI:dnf 320

Torsten Sylvan

B. 1895-01-28, Visby, Gotland, Sweden; D. 1970-04-26
Equestrianism - Eventing (1 silver)
1924 HP
Three-Day Event, Individual 9th 200
Three-Day Event, Team silver 1000

Pekka Einari Sylvander

B. 1943-01-10, Salo, Finland
1964 1968 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs Rep:5th 23.15
Men's Coxed Fours Rep:4th

Michael Joseph "Mike" Sylvester

B. 1951-12-10, Cincinatti, USA, represented Italy
Basketball (1 silver)
1980 HP
Men's Team silver 2000

He had dual citizenship (USA-Italy) and thus became the only American to win a medal in Moskva.

Leo Sylvestre

from Montréal, represented Canada
Speed Skating
1932 HP
Men's 500 m R1:5th 17.2

written 2012-09-06 - last modified 2023-05-09

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