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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Bocharova's golden balancing act

    Despite the fact that three years had passed since Nina Bocharova had won the all-around title at the USSR Championships, she was still one of the best gymnasts in the world when she arrived in Helsinki. Her problem was that one of her main rivals was her team-mate Mariya Horokhovska.
    23 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | London 1948

    Aladar Gerevich, one of the greatest of all Olympic fencers

    The Hungarian fencer Aladar Gerevich is one of the greatest of all Olympic fencers. He won six successive gold medals in the sabre team events from the 1932 Games through to 1960 – if it hadn't been for the interruption for the Second World War, that total may well have been eight. Nevertheless, that gap of 28 years between gold medals has never been matched.
    29 Jul 1948 | London 1948, Hungary, Fencing
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Gymnast Pelle takes double gold

    István Pelle’s performance at the 1928 Olympic Games seemed an unlikely portent of the glory that would soon come his way.
    11 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Artistic Gymnastics, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Fencing great Gerevich comes of age

    Hungarian fencer Aladár Gerevich enjoyed one of the greatest Olympic careers of all time, and its genesis can be traced back to Los Angeles 1932.
    11 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Swede smell of success for Lundqvist in javelin

    Scandinavian dominance in the javelin has long been the preserve of the Finns yet at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam it was an agile Swede who took the plaudits.
    25 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Sweden, Athletics
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