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Lina Kačiušytė -- b.1/1/1963 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Lithuanian

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku -- b.8/24/1890 N.S. d.1/22/1968 N.S. (77)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Surfer, Hawaiian
Names/Places: RN: Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku
Misc: 100-m swimmer, won Olympic gold 1912 & 1920; His many swimming records have since been broken, and Duke is now remembered primarily for popularizing surfing, but in his day he was the best swimmer the world had ever seen.

Kasey Kahne -- b.4/10/1980 N.S.
Auto Racer

Thelma Kalama -- b.3/24/1931 d.5/17/1999 (68)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)

Tony Kanaan -- b.12/31/1974
Auto Racer, Brazilian

Marion Kane -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Synchronized Swimming Coach

Masako Kaneko -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, Japanese
Misc: Swimming Coach

Kouji Katoh -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, Japanese
Misc: Swimming Coach

Tatyana Kazankina -- b.12/17/1951
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)

Warren Kealoha -- b.3/3/1903 N.S. d.9/8/1972 N.S. (0)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Kipchoge Keino -- b.1/17/1940
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Kenyan
Misc: 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72); young policeman who beat USA's Jim Ryun to win 1,500m gold medal at 1968 Olympics; won again in steeplechase at 1972 Summer Games; his success spawned long line of international distance champions from Kenya.

Erhard Keller -- b.12/24/1944
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)

Annette Kellermann -- b.7/6/1887 N.S. d.11/6/1975 N.S. (88)
Writer, Movie Actress, Vaudevillaness, Swimmer, Australian
Names/Places: NN: The Million Dollar Mermaid

Johnny Kelley -- b.9/6/1907 d.10/6/2004 (97)
Runner, American
Misc: distance runner, ran in his 61st and final Boston Marathon at age 84 in 1992, finishing in 5:58:36; won Boston twice (1935,45) and was second 7 times.

John Kelly -- b.10/4/1890 d.6/20/1960 (69)
Rower, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: Grace's father
Misc: American oarsman who won 126 consecutive races in single sculls in 1919 and 1920, a record that included the 1920 Olympic Games championship. Kelly also won the do uble sculls event (with his cousin Paul Costello) at the 1920 and 1924 Games.

Sean (Cyclist) Kelly -- b.5/24/1956 N.S.
Bicyclist, Irish

Kelso -- b.4/4/1957 d.10/16/1983 (26)

Franz Kemser -- b.11/11/1910 d.1/20/1986 (75)
Bobsledder, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold 1952

Tommy Kendall -- b.10/17/1966
Sportscaster, Auto Racer

Duncan Kennedy -- b.12/20/1967
Luger, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics 1994

Allen "Skip" Kenney -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Gus Kenworthy -- b.10/1/1991 N.S.
Skier, Olympic Athlete, English

Mel Kenyon -- b.4/15/1933
Auto Racer
Misc: Midget car racing

Brad Keselowski -- b.2/12/1984 N.S.
Auto Racer

Atje Keulen-Deelstra -- b.12/31/1938 d.2/22/2013 (74)
Speed Skater, Holland (deprecated-is Dutch)

Adolph Kiefer -- b.6/27/1918 N.S. d.5/5/2017 N.S. (98)
Inventor, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936); inventor of competetive swim equipment and water safety gear.

Benard Kieran -- b.10/6/1886 N.S. d.12/24/1905 N.S. (19)
Swimmer, Australian

Lenore Kight -- b.9/26/1911 N.S. d.2/9/2000 N.S. (88)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Lenore Wingard

Molly Killingbeck -- b.3/2/1959
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Canadian, Jamaican
Misc: 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

Jean-Claude Killy -- b.8/30/1943
Skier, Olympic Athlete, French
Names/Places: b. in Saint-Cloud
Misc: alpine skier; 2-time World Cup champion (1967-68); won 3 gold medals at 1968 Olympics in Grenoble; co-president of 1992 Winter Games in Albertville.

Chloe Kim -- b.4/23/2000 N.S.
Snowboarder, Olympic Athlete, American

Roger Kingdom -- b.8/26/1962
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

John Kinsella -- b.8/26/1952 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Olympic-gold-1972

Clasina Cornelia "Cor" Kint -- b.7/22/1920 N.S. d.10/7/2002 N.S. (82)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

Robert J. H. Kiphuth -- b.11/17/1890 N.S. d.1/7/1967 N.S. (76)
Names/Places: RN: Robert John Herman "Bob" Kiphuth; Swimming Coach

Kusuo Kitamura -- b.10/9/1917 N.S. d.6/6/1996 N.S. (78)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

AJ Kitt -- b.9/13/1968

Masaji Kiyokawa -- b.2/11/1913 N.S. d.4/13/1999 N.S. (86)
Businessperson, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

Franz Klammer -- b.12/3/1953
Skier, Austrian
Misc: Olympic-gold-1976

Kerry Kleid -- b.??/??/????

Hans-Joachim Klein -- b.8/20/1942
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964)

Michelle Kline -- b.11/8/1968
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics 1994

Evel Knievel -- b.10/17/1938 d.11/30/2007 (69)
Names/Places: b. in Butte, MT; RFMN:Robert Craig
Misc: Daredevil Stuntrider

Robbie Knievel -- b.5/7/1962
Names/Places: Evel's son

Durward Knowles -- b.11/2/1917 N.S. d.2/24/2018 N.S. (100)
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete, Bahamas

Bill Koch -- b.6/7/1955 N.S.

Bill Koch -- b.5/3/1940
Businessperson, Sports Figure, Yachtsperson

Marita Koch -- b.2/18/1957
Runner, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)

Peter Koech -- b.2/18/1958
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Kenyan
Misc: 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)

Armin Kogier -- b.9/4/1959
Skier, Austrian
Misc: two-time winner of the ski jumping World Cup.

Reizo Koike -- b.12/12/1915 N.S. d.8/3/1998 N.S. (82)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

George Kojac -- b.3/2/1910 N.S. d.5/28/1996 N.S. (86)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Aagje "Ada" Kok -- b.6/6/1947 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

Mary Kok -- b.??/??/1940 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

Claudia Kolb -- b.12/19/1949 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Claudia Thomas
Misc: 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)

Ford Konno -- b.1/1/1933 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Ilsa Konrads -- b.3/29/1944 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

John Konrads -- b.5/21/1942 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Sergey Kopylov -- b.6/29/1960
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Soviet
Misc: Olympic-gold-1980

Johann Olav Koss -- b.10/29/1968
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Norweigan
Misc: won three gold medals at 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer with world records in the 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m; also won 1,500m gold and 10,000m silver in 1992 Games; retired shortly after Olympics.

Mikako Kotani -- b.8/30/1966 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

Galina Koulakova -- b.4/29/1942
Skier, Russian
Misc: holds 9 world titles; (Olympic-3 golds-1972)

Jarmila Kratochvílová -- b.1/26/1951 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Czech
Misc: 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)

Barbara Krause -- b.7/7/1959 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German
Names/Places: aka Barbara Wanja

June Krauser -- b.6/13/1926 N.S. d.8/2/2014 N.S. (88)
Swimmer, American

Thomas Kretschmann -- b.9/8/1962
Actor, Swimmer, East German
Movie Titles: King Kong, Wanted, Downfall, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Pianist

Egerszegi Krisztina -- b.8/16/1974 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

Julie Krone -- b.7/24/1963
Misc: only woman to ride winning horse in a Triple Crown race when she captured Belmont Stakes aboard Colonial Affair in 1993; entered 1994 as all-time winningest female jockey with 2,762 wins.

Harold Herman "Stubby" Kruger -- b.9/21/1897 N.S. d.10/7/1965 N.S. (68)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

A. W. Kuiper-Mastenbroek -- b.2/26/1920
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics-3 gold-1936; I cannot confirm if he's still alive as I cannot find any further information about him

Karin Kuipers -- b.7/18/1972 N.S.
Swimmer, Water Polo Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Alan Kulwicki -- b.12/14/1954 N.S. d.4/1/1993 N.S. (38)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN: Special K and The Polish Prince
Misc: stock car driver; NASCAR

Frank Kurtis -- b.1/25/1908 d.2/17/1987 (79)
Racing Figure
Misc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame as a racing car designer who designed and built midget cars, quarter-midgets, sports cars, indy cars, and Formula One cars, and was the founder of Kurtis Kraft.

Vladimir Kuts -- b.2/7/1927 d.8/16/1975 (48)
Runner, Soviet
Misc: held the world record in the 5,000-metre race (1954-55, 1957-65), the 10,000-metre race (1956-60), and the three-mile race (1954).

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