CLASSICOLYMPICIMAGESHELSINKI1952SAILINGLlanoria (USA) sails to the goldmedal in the sixes sailing event -the last Games in which that classwas held - successfully defendingthe title won four years earlier at theLondon Games. Llanoria continuedto compete in sixes eventsthereafter and still sails in regattastoday - more than half a centuryafter her golden Olympic moments.Photo: IOC
www.olympic.orgOLYMPIC REVIEW79MICHEL DESAEDELEERBelgian national hockey team playerMichel De Saedeleer, who part-icipated in the Olympic tournamentat the 1972 Games in Munich, haspassed away. "Coco" De Saedeleerwas selected for the national team53 times between 1969 and 1974.He was a member of the BelgianNOC from 1981 to 1992. He alsoplayed an important role in theBelgian Royal Hockey Association, ofwhich he was Secretary Generalfrom 2001 to 2005.TRENTONJACKSONUS sprinter Trenton Jackson died on25 March at the age of 65 inRochester, New York. Nicknamed"Franklin Flash", he competed atthe Games in Tokyo in 1964, wherehe qualified for the 100m semi-finals. He unfortunately strained ahamstring, finished last in his raceand could therefore not compete inthe Olympic final, which was wonby his compatriot Bob Hayes. Heplayed American football for a shorttime with the Philadelphia Eaglesand the Washington Redskins. LaterJackson trained the basketball teamat his college, the Franklin HighSchool in Rochester, for 26 years.MARIA LENKBrazilian swimming championMaria Lenk died in Rio de Janeiroat the age of 92. She was the firstSouth American woman to competein the Olympic Games, in 1932 inLos Angeles, when she was 17. She also took part in the Games inBerlin four years later. Maria Lenkwas inducted into the FINA Hall ofFame in 1988. She recentlyattended a ceremony at the waterpark currently being built for thisyear's Pan-American Games, whichwill be named after her. TheBrazilian NOC declared a three-dayperiod of national mourning intribute to the swimmer whoreceived the Brazilian OlympicAward in 2004.DUMITRUPIRVULESCUThe Romanian Olympic Committeeannounced the death of DumitruPirvulescu on 9 April. Romania's firstOlympic wrestling champion died atthe age of 73 after a heart attack.Specialising in Greco-Romanwrestling, Pirvulescu won theOlympic title in the 52 kg categoryat the 1960 Games in Rome,followed by a bronze four years laterin Tokyo. He also competed in the1952 and 1956 Games.