Peter Snell

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Peter Snell

Sir Peter George Snell (17 December 1938 – 12 December 2019) was a New Zealand middle-distance runner. He won three Olympic gold medals, and is the only man since 1920 to have won the 800 and 1500 metres at the same Olympics, in 1964. Snell had a relatively short career as a world-famous international sportsman, 1960–1965, yet achieved so much that he was voted New Zealand's "Sports Champion of the (20th) Century" and was one of 24 inaugural members of the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall Of Fame named in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Snell has received more than 219,358 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 214th most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Peter Snell ranks 215 out of 2,090Before him are Robert Kerr, Arne Åhman, Viktor Tsybulenko, Galina Chistyakova, Yang Chuan-kwang, and Lauri Virtanen. After him are Alfred Tysoe, Georgios Papasideris, Arthur Blake, Patrick Ryan, Harold Abrahams, and Ugo Frigerio.

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Among people born in 1938, Peter Snell ranks 236Before him are Altair Gomes de Figueiredo, Manuel Blum, Jayant Narlikar, Enzo G. Castellari, David Bailey, and Anna Wierzbicka. After him are Karl Schranz, Anatoly Marchenko, Adolf Scherer, Myechyslaw Hryb, Paolo Romeo, and James Farentino.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Peter Snell ranks 26 out of 145Before him are Marton Csokas (1966), Helen Clark (1950), Manu Bennett (1969), Roy Kerr (1934), Karl Urban (1972), and Andrew Niccol (1964). After him are William Phillips (1914), John Key (1961), Cliff Curtis (1968), Anthony Wilding (1883), Wynton Rufer (1962), and Temuera Morrison (1960).

Among ATHLETES In New Zealand

Among athletes born in New Zealand, Peter Snell ranks 1After him are Jack Lovelock (1910), Murray Halberg (1933), John Walker (1952), Valerie Adams (1984), Tom Walsh (1992), Nick Willis (1983), Danyon Loader (1975), Eric Murray (1982), and Eliza McCartney (1996).