Peter Norman

1942 - 2006

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Peter George Norman (15 June 1942 – 3 October 2006) was an Australian track athlete. He won the silver medal in the 200 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, with a time of 20.06 seconds. This remains an Oceanian record. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Norman has received more than 1,289,838 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Peter Norman is the 58th most popular athlete (up from 74th in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Australia (up from 63rd in 2019) and the most popular Australian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Peter Norman ranks 58 out of 3,055Before him are Parry O'Brien, Hans Woellke, Eric Liddell, Fritz Hofmann, Francisco Lázaro, and Archie Hahn. After him are Ödön Földessy, Robert Garrett, Yuriy Sedykh, Dorando Pietri, Jim Thorpe, and Gustav Flatow.

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Among people born in 1942, Peter Norman ranks 164Before him are Gemma Jones, Robert F. Engle, Martin Rees, Mike Markkula, Fred Ward, and Étienne Balibar. After him are Jozef Adamec, Fradique de Menezes, Fraser Stoddart, Věra Čáslavská, Günter Wallraff, and Hannu Mikkola. Among people deceased in 2006, Peter Norman ranks 98Before him are Rudolf Vrba, Ferenc Bene, Coretta Scott King, John Profumo, Prince George William of Hanover, and Silva Kaputikyan. After him are Billy Preston, Peter Boyle, Óscar Míguez, John Money, Joe Rosenthal, and June Allyson.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Peter Norman ranks 61 out of 790Before him are Flea (1962), Macfarlane Burnet (1899), Michael Hutchence (1960), John Newcombe (1944), Rhonda Byrne (1945), and Ken Rosewall (1934). After him are David Bruce (1855), Diane Cilento (1933), Morris West (1916), John Howard (1939), Nellie Melba (1861), and David Wenham (1965).

Among ATHLETES In Australia

Among athletes born in Australia, Peter Norman ranks 1After him are Ron Clarke (1937), Betty Cuthbert (1938), Bobby Pearce (1905), Nick Winter (1894), John Winter (1924), Shirley Strickland (1925), Stan Rowley (1876), Marjorie Jackson-Nelson (1931), Herb Elliott (1938), Cathy Freeman (1973), and Norma Croker (1934).