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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 1,340,902 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Norman is the 43rd most popular athlete (up from 58th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Australia (up from 61st in 2019) and the most popular Australian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Peter Norman ranks 43 out of 3,059Before him are Coroebus of Elis, Ivan Patzaichin, Tommie Smith, Mark Phillips, Jānis Lūsis, and Alberto Juantorena. After him are Valeriy Brumel, Ellery Harding Clark, Ville Ritola, Sebastian Coe, Eddie Eagan, and Dana Zátopková.

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Among people born in 1942, Peter Norman ranks 160Before him are Karen Uhlenbeck, Bill Conti, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Rose Francine Rogombé, Chris Sarandon, and Vladimir Dzhanibekov. After him are Valeriy Brumel, Piers Courage, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gemma Jones, Andy Summers, and Fred Ward. Among people deceased in 2006, Peter Norman ranks 89Before him are Jane Jacobs, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jack Warden, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Walerian Borowczyk, and Robert Plutchik. After him are Prince George William of Hanover, Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Igor Sergeyev, Mako, Milan Babić, and Pierre Clostermann.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Peter Norman ranks 52 out of 925Before him are Jonathan Hyde (1948), Simon Baker (1969), John Noble (1948), Barry Marshall (1951), Liam Hemsworth (1990), and Ken Rosewall (1934). After him are Flea (1962), George Miller (1945), Phil Rudd (1954), Luís Vaz de Torres (1565), Rhonda Byrne (1945), and Harold Holt (1908).

Among ATHLETES In Australia

Among athletes born in Australia, Peter Norman ranks 1After him are Bobby Pearce (1905), Ron Clarke (1937), Nick Winter (1894), John Landy (1930), Betty Cuthbert (1938), John Winter (1924), George Parker (1896), Shirley Strickland (1925), Stan Rowley (1876), Norma Croker (1934), and Cathy Freeman (1973).