A few days ago we compiled a list of Olympians who may still be alive and were born between the recently deceased Félix Sienra, the longest-lived Olympian, and the current oldest living Olympian, Yvonne Chabot-Curtet. We now want to add to that list by noting the 20 non-starters and demonstration event competitors that fall into the same category. We do this not only for the sake of completing our previous post but because, as shown by the example of Dutch 1932 athletics alternate Mien Schopman-Klaver, who died at the age of 107, these competitors provide us with important links to Games that are disappearing from living memory and their achievements and sporting legacies are worth celebrating even if they did not actually get to compete at the Olympics.
As with our previous post, we suspect that all of these individuals are in fact deceased, but we cannot confirm it to be the case.
Bruno Schneider, who did not start for Austria in the 800 and 1500 metres track events.
|Cha Sun-Jong||1916||Alternate on the 1948 Korean football squad|
|Antonio Fabriani||October 30 1916||Did not start for Italy in boxing’s featherweight division in 1936|
|Miron Fux||August 16 1916||Alternate on the 1936 Yugoslavian water polo team|
|Nicolae Gurau||1916||Alternate on the 1952 Romanian athletics team|
|Kaj Isaksen||September 3 1916||Alternate on the 1936 Danish coxless fours rowing squad|
|Minoru Kino||c. 1916||Participant in the 1964 kendo demonstration event|
|Blake H. M. Tedman||September 29 1916||Representative for Canada in the 1952 non-Olympic art competitions|
|Stella Espino||August 3 1917||Did not start for Panama in the 1960 individual foil fencing tournament|
|Ejnar Frydensberg Hansen||April 30 1917||Alternate on the 1936 Danish coxless fours rowing squad|
|Joseph Meyer||February 7 1917||Alternate with the Danish 1936 cycling team|
|Einar Nilsen||1917||Did not start for Denmark in the 1936 cycling road race|
|Kotaro Oshima||c. 1917||Participant in the 1964 kendo demonstration event|
|Sosaku Yamashita||c. 1917||Participant in the 1964 kendo demonstration event|
|Karel Basta||November 20 1918||Did not start for Czechoslovakia in boxing’s flyweight division in 1936|
|Johannes Duyn||March 19 1918||Alternate with the Danish 1936 cycling team|
|Guilherme Rodrigues||August 26 1918||Alternate on the 1948 Brazilian basketball team|
|Adalbert Balint||September 20 1919||Alternate on the 1960 Romanian water polo team|
|Bruno Schneider||October 26 1919||Alternate on the 1948 Austrian athletics team|
|Kurakichi Chatani||January 11 1920||Alternate on the 1960 Japanese foil fencing team|
|Hideo Ichikawa||February 23 1920||Alternate on the 1960 Japanese field hockey team|
Now that we have finally caught up on this topic, we will be bringing you something new and different in the coming days. We hope that you will join us!