Inese Jaunzeme

1932 - 2011

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Inese Jaunzeme (21 May 1932 – 13 February 2011) was a Latvian javelin thrower who won a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics.Jaunzeme placed third at the Soviet Union Championships in 1956, earning herself a place on the Soviet Olympic team for the 1956 Olympics. She set an Olympic record in the first round of the event and went on to improve her mark twice more, ending up with a winning throw of 53.86 metres. This made her the first Latvian Olympic champion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Inese Jaunzeme has received more than 16,263 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Inese Jaunzeme is the 68th most popular athlete (up from 100th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Latvia (up from 54th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Latvian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Inese Jaunzeme ranks 68 out of 3,055Before her are Dorando Pietri, Jim Thorpe, Gustav Flatow, Mohammed Gammoudi, Irina Press, and Ole Einar Bjørndalen. After her are Aladár Gerevich, Thomas Curtis, Alberto Juantorena, Matti Järvinen, Robert Hichens, and Valeriy Brumel.

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Among people born in 1932, Inese Jaunzeme ranks 150Before her are John Hillerman, Joel Grey, Jerzy Hoffman, Ieng Thirith, Spyros Kyprianou, and Zózimo. After her are Yukio Shimomura, Elena Poniatowska, Alexander Kluge, José Saraiva Martins, Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, and Eleanor F. Helin. Among people deceased in 2011, Inese Jaunzeme ranks 108Before her are Diane Cilento, Roman Opałka, Anne McCaffrey, Jackie Cooper, Dennis Oppenheim, and Violetta Villas. After her are Hidemaro Watanabe, Paul Baran, Nikolai Andrianov, Christopher Hitchens, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg, and María Mercader.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Inese Jaunzeme ranks 53 out of 242Before her are Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski (1876), Jānis Pujats (1930), Valdis Zatlers (1955), Herberts Cukurs (1900), Max Weinreich (1894), and Paul Walden (1863). After her are Pēteris Stučka (1865), Viktors Arājs (1910), Eduard Totleben (1818), Maria Skobtsova (1891), Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter (1884), and Vasiliy Ulrikh (1889).

Among ATHLETES In Latvia

Among athletes born in Latvia, Inese Jaunzeme ranks 2Before her are Jānis Lūsis (1939). After her are Jānis Daliņš (1904), Afanasijs Kuzmins (1947), Dainis Kūla (1959), Juris Silovs (1950), Ilmārs Bricis (1970), Ineta Radēviča (1981), Viktors Ščerbatihs (1974), Jeļena Prokopčuka (1976), Andrejs Rastorgujevs (1988), and Ainārs Kovals (1981).