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Popular Estonia Olympic Athletes

Updated June 8, 2017 1.8k views18 items

List of popular Estonian Olympic athletes, listed alphabetically with photos of the athletes when available. Famous Olympians from Estonia have achieved some of the highest honors in sports and Olympic history, as even being chosen to represent your country at the Olympics is something that most athletes will never get to experience. These competitors are the most prominent people from Estonia who have competed in the Olympics. Estonia has a long, proud history of competing in the Olympic games, and without these fierce athletes they never would have won any medals. List is made up of many different athletes, including Jaak Mae and Jüri Jaanson.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous Estonian Olympic athletes?" and "Who is the greatest Estonian Olympian of all time?"
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  • Aivar Rehemaa is a cross-country skier....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Cross-country skiing
    • Olympic Country: Estonia
    • Date Of Birth: 1982-09-28
    • Place Of Birth: Tartu,Estonia,Earth,Europe,European Union
    • Nationality: Estonia
    • Weight: 74.0
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Aleksander Tammert (born 2 February 1973 in Tartu) is an Estonian discus thrower....  more
    • Olympic Sport: Track and field athletics
    • Olympic Country: Estonia
    • Date Of Birth: 1973-02-02
    • Place Of Birth: Tartu,Estonia,Earth,Europe,European Union
    • Nationality: Estonia
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's discus throw
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Discus throw
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Alfred Karl Neuland (10 October 1895 – 16 November 1966) was an Estonian weightlifter. He competed in the 1920 and 1924 Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal, respectively, becoming the first Olympic gold medalist from Estonia. He won a world title in 1922, and set three ratified world record in 1920–23: one in the snatch and two in the clean and jerk.Born in Valga, Estonia, Neuland studied in Riga, Latvia, and Saint Petersburg, Russia. He took up weightlifting relatively early, and placed second at the Russian championships in 1913 and 1914; he won the Russian lightweight title in 1915 and middleweight title in 1916. Neuland then fought in World War I and in the Estonian War of...  more
    • Olympic Sport: Weightlifting
    • Olympic Country: Estonia
    • Date Of Birth: 1895-10-10
    • Place Of Birth: Walk, Livonia,Latvia,Earth,Europe
    • Nationality: Estonia
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Weightlifting at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's Lightweight 60-67.5 kg,Weightlifting at the 1924 Summer Olympics -Men's Middleweight 67.5-75 kg
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Weightlifting, Lightweight 60-67.5kg,Men's Weightlifting, Middleweight 67.5-75kg
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1920 Summer Olympics,1924 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1920 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal,Silver medal
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Alfred Schmidt (from 1936 Ain Sillak, 1 May 1898 – 5 November 1972) was an Estonian featherweight weightlifter who won a silver medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics.Schmidt first trained in long-distance running, and took up weightlifting in 1919 while serving in the Estonian Army. Next year he won an Olympic silver medal, and in 1922 a national title. At the 1922 World Championships he was not allowed to compete, as he surpassed the body weight limit of his division, and hence acted as an official and referee. He continued to act in this capacity after retiring from competitions in 1923. He also refereed wrestling competitions and was a board member of the Estonian Sports Union. Later he...  more
    • Olympic Sport: Weightlifting
    • Olympic Country: Estonia
    • Date Of Birth: 1898-05-01
    • Place Of Birth: Riisipere,Harju County,Nissi Commune,Estonia,Helsinki-Tallin Euregio
    • Nationality: Estonia
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Weightlifting at the 1920 Summer Olympics - Men's Featherweight 60 kg
    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Weightlifting, featherweight -60
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1920 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1920 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal