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Claude Menard

About Claude Menard

He won a bronze medal in the high jump at the 1928 Olympics.

Early life

He was a very talented youth athlete.


Despite his medal, the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam where the only Olympics he competed in.

Family of Claude Menard

He was born and raised in France.

Close associates of Claude Menard

He was one of the many notable track and field competitors at the 1928 Olympics, joining 5000 meter gold medal winner Ville Ritola.

Cecilia Yeung Man-wai

About Cecilia Yeung Man-wai

High jumper and model from Hong Kong who rose to fame after breaking the city s high jump record. She has over 100,000 followers on Instagram. 

Early life

She played volleyball at her secondary school before becoming interested in track and field. 


She won a silver medal at the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships and models part-time. 

Family of Cecilia Yeung Man-wai

She was born and raised in Hong Kong. 

Close associates of Cecilia Yeung Man-wai

She s modeled for brands such as Estee Lauder. 

Alice Coachman

About Alice Coachman

Best known as the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, she took gold in the high jump at the 1948 Olympics.

Early life

She was a stellar youth athlete, who had great success at the AAU level.


She won an Olympic gold despite missing her prime, as the 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled due to World War II.

Family of Alice Coachman

She was born in Albany, Georgia.

Close associates of Alice Coachman

She is credited with paving the way for female African-American Olympians such as Marion Jones.

Alma Richards

About Alma Richards

American high jumper who won an Olympic gold medal in 1912, becoming the first Utah resident to take first place at any Olympic event.

Early life

After returning to school at the suggestion of a traveling professor he met one night, he was spotted playing basketball at Brigham Young University.


His newfound high-jumping ability inspired him to also enter the 1916 Olympics, but his dreams of multiple medals never materialized; the games were cancelled by WWI.

Family of Alma Richards

He was born in Parowan, Utah, to Mormon pioneer parents.

Close associates of Alma Richards

Cael Sanderson was another Olympic medal winner – he specialized in freestyle wrestling.

Mariya Lasitskene

About Mariya Lasitskene

Track and field athlete who is widely recognized for competing in the high jump category of the sport. She won the gold medal in both the 2015 and 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations Championships.

Early life

She competed in the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics.


In early 2017, she logged a personal best height of 2.03 m at an indoor high jump event.

Family of Mariya Lasitskene

She is from Russia.

Close associates of Mariya Lasitskene

She competed against Alessia Trost in the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics.

Ruth Beitia

About Ruth Beitia

Record-setting high jumper from Spain who is considered one of the best in her country. She has taken home gold medals at events like the European Championships and European Indoor Championships.

Early life

She first gained international attention at the World Junior Championships in 1998.


Her outdoor best of 2.02 meters and indoor best of 2.01 meters both broke Spanish national records in 2007.

Family of Ruth Beitia

Her father was a referee at the 1992 Olympic Games. She has four siblings. 

Close associates of Ruth Beitia

She and Anna Chicherova are both famous female long jumpers.