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13 Nov 1932 Prague, Czech Republic
180 cm / 80 kg 5'11'' / 176 pounds
Female

Olga Fikotová, a student at the Charles University of Medicine in Prague, took the Czech discus title in 1955 and 1956 and then went on to win the Olympic gold medal with a new Games record of 176-1 (53.67). Her much-publicized romance with Hal Connolly, who won the hammer throw for the U.S., captured more headlines than her Olympic victory. The two were subsequently married and, as an American citizen, she represented the U.S. at the next four Olympics. Olga Connolly won five AAU titles between 1957 and 1968 and, at the Olympics, she finished seventh in 1960, 12th in...

Olga in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Munich
    Munich 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Munich
    Munich 1972
    • 16 QR
      Athletics
      Discus Throw
  • Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Mexico City
    Mexico City 1968
    • 6
      Athletics
      Discus Throw
  • Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Tokyo
    Tokyo 1964
    • 12
      Athletics
      Discus Throw
  • Rome
    Rome 1960
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rome
    Rome 1960
    • 7
      Athletics
      Discus Throw
  • Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Melbourne
    Melbourne 1956
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      Discus Throw

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