Great Olympians

Biographies - VIR


Virág-Ébner Ede

B. 1912-08-12, Budapest, Hungary; D. 1948
Wrestling - Freestyle
1936 HP
Men's Light−Heavyweight (-87 kg) 7th 600
600


Lasse Artturi Virén

B. 1949-07-22, Myrskyla, Finland
Track & Field (4 gold)
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's 5000 m gold gold - 12800
Men's 10000 m gold gold fifth 20700
Men's Marathon - fifth dnf 1500
35000

He revived the finnish supremacy at long distance by winning the 5000 and 10000 metres at München. In the longer race he survived a fall just before halfway and recovered to cover the last 800 m in 1.56.2. He beat the world record by 1 second. He became the fourth man to do the double in Olympic history and the first to repeat the performance, at Montreal.
In 1999 he was elected to the Finnish Parlement.


Craig Steven Virgin

B. 1955-08-02, Belleville, Ill., USA
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 1980 1984 HP
Men's 10000 metres R1:20th R1:22nd 1.4
1.4


Edmond Virieux Rocco

represented Switzerland
Art Competitions
1924 HP
Architecture AC 449.1
449.1


Léo Virieux Rocco

represented Switzerland
Art Competitions
1924 HP
Architecture AC 449.1
449.1


Alex Virot

B. 1890, represented France; D. 1957-09-14
Art Competitions (1 silver)
1928 HP
Painting, Drawings & Water Colours silver 4000
4000


Eero Arvid Virtanen

B. 1915-10-22, Vaajakoski, Finland; D. 2003-06-01
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1948 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67 kg) sixth 960
960


Eino Mauno Virtanen

B. 1908-08-19, Uskela, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1980-12-03
Wrestling - Greco-Roman (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Welterweight (-72 kg) bronze 3840
3840


Lasse Virtanen

B. 1904-08-03, Uskela, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 1982-02-09
Athletics (2 bronze)
1932 HP
Men's 5000 metres bronze 2560
Men's 10000 metres bronze 2560
Men's Marathon dnf 0.0384
5120.0384


Oiva Aukusti Virtanen

B. 1929-08-05, Helsinki, Finland; D. 1992-09-26
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Paul August Allan "Palle" Virtanen

B. 1910-09-19, Porvoo, Finland, then part of Russia; D. 2000-09-30
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:3rd 0.023
Men's 4x100 metres Relay R1:4th 17
17.023


Reima Valdemar Virtanen

B. 1947-11-05, Kemi, Finland
Boxing (1 silver)
1972 HP
Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) silver 6000
6000


Frederic Virtue

B. 1896-12-05, London, England, Great Britain; D. 1985-10
Boxing
1920 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) R1 79.13
79.13


Tessa Virtue

B. 1989-05-17, London, Ont., Canada
Figure Skating (3 gold, 2 silver)
2010 2014 2018 HP
Ice Dance gold silver gold 27600
Team silver gold 2600
30200

Together with Scott Moir.


Cornelis Viruly

Olympic Competitor nr 3230


Ioannis Virvilis

B. 1941-05-07, Leros, Greece
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 1500 metres R1:8th -3.31
0.00031


Jean-Claude Viry

B. 1943-08-15, La Bresse, France; D. 2011-04-20
Biathlon
1968 1972 1976 HP
20 km 35th 33rd 0.00445
4 x 7.5 km Relay 10th 7th 125
125.00445


Written 2002-11-01 - last modified 2022-07-12

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