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Sean Patrick Wade -- b.2/2/1966
Runner, New Zealand

Otto Wahle -- b.11/5/1879 N.S. d.8/11/1963 N.S. (83)
Jewish, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Austrian

Helen Wainwright -- b.3/15/1906 N.S. d.10/11/1965 N.S. (59)
Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Helen Stelling

Greta Andersen Waitz -- b.10/1/1953 d.4/19/2011 N.S. (57)
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Norweigan
Names/Places: MN:Andersen
Misc: Winner of the New York City Marathon a record nine times; won silver medal at 1984 Olympics.

Carolyn Jane Waldo -- b.12/11/1964 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

Ross Elliott Wales -- b.10/17/1947 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Clara Lamore Walker -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Derrick Walker -- b.4/8/1945
Auto Racer, Scotish
Misc: former British auto racing team owner

Kenny Wallace -- b.8/23/1963
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Rusty's brother

Rusty Wallace -- b.8/14/1956
Sports Commentator, Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR, USAC, NASCAR commentator

Darrell Waltrip -- b.2/5/1947 N.S.
Sports Analyst, Auto Racer

Michael Waltrip -- b.4/30/1963
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR driver

War Admiral -- b.5/2/1934 d.10/30/1959 (25)
Misc: Triple Crown winner

Rodger Ward -- b.1/10/1921 d.7/5/2004 (83)
Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

Erin Warren -- b.12/31/1971
Luger, Olympic Athlete
Misc: luger (Olympics-1994)

Estella Warren -- b.12/23/1978
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Swimmer, Model, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Movie Titles: Planet of the Apes, Tangled (voice as Elise)

Ron Warren Jr. -- b.3/17/1964

Thomas Wassberg -- b.3/27/1956
Skier, Swedish
Misc: 15K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1980)

A. J. Watson -- b.5/8/1924 d.5/12/2014 (90)
Auto Racer
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer but a car builder and chief mechanic from 1949 to 1984 in the Indianapolis 500, winning the race seven times.

Debbie "Pokey" Watson -- b.6/11/1950 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RN: Lillian Debra Watson, aka Pokey Watson and later Lillian Richardson
Misc: 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)

Lillian Debra Watson -- b.6/11/1950 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: nick name: Pokey Watson; aka Lillian Richardson

Danny Way -- b.4/15/1974 N.S.
Skate Boarder

Joseph "Joe" Weatherly -- b.5/29/1922 N.S. d.1/19/1964 N.S. (41)
Auto Racer
Misc: two time NASCAR championship driver; AMA nationals

Matthew Webb -- b.1/19/1848 N.S. d.7/24/1883 N.S. (35)
Swimmer, British
Misc: the first one to swim across the English Channel on 8-21-1875

Mark Webber -- b.8/27/1976 N.S.
Auto Racer, Australian

Ulrich Wehling -- b.7/8/1952
Skier, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)

Mariechen Wehselau -- b.5/15/1906 N.S. d.7/12/1992 N.S. (86)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Mariechan Jackson

Donna Weinbrecht -- b.4/23/1965
Skier, Olympic Athlete
Misc: gold medalist

Johnny Weissmuller -- b.6/2/1904 N.S. d.1/20/1984 N.S. (79)
Movie Actor, TV/Movie Actor, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Austrian, Hungarian
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RFN:Peter John; wed 5x's; d. in Acapulco, Mexico
Misc: won 52 national championships, 5 Olympic gold medals; set 67 world records; was the first to swim 100m freestyle under a minute; some say b. in 1903 or d. 1-21
TV Shows: Jungle Jim (star)
Movie Titles: Tarzan (series 1932-1948)

Allen Wells -- b.5/3/1952
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Scotish
Misc: 100m dash (Olympic-gold-1980)

Kim Welshons -- b.??/??/1951 N.S. d.3/15/2015 N.S.
Swimmer, American

Michael Wenden -- b.11/17/1949 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Andreas Wenzel -- b.3/18/1958
Skier, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Liechtenstein
Misc: Olympic-silver-1980

Hanni Wenzel -- b.12/14/1956
Skier, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)

Anthony West -- b.7/17/1981 N.S.
Motorcyclist, Australian

David Wharton -- b.5/19/1969
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-silver-88)

Howard Augustine "Humpy" Wheeler Jr. -- b.10/23/1938 N.S.
Auto Racer
Misc: past president and general manager of NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Whirlaway -- b.4/2/1938 d.4/6/1953 (15)

Edgar White -- b.11/17/1929 d.1/7/2014 N.S. (84)
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic gold 1952

Rex White -- b.8/17/1929
Auto Racer, Irish

Shaun White -- b.9/3/1986
Snowboarder, Olympic Athlete

Sumner White -- b.11/17/1929 d.10/24/1988 N.S. (58)
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic gold 1952

Beverley Joy Whitfield -- b.6/15/1954 N.S. d.8/20/1996 N.S. (42)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Mal Whitfield -- b.10/11/1924 d.11/19/2015 N.S. (91)
Ambassador, Runner
Misc: American middle-distance runner, world-record holder for the 880-yard race (1950-54), for the 1,000-metre race (1953), and as a member of the U.S. team for the 4 {times} 440-yard relay race (1952-56), etc.

Charles Whittingham -- b.4/13/1913 d.4/20/1999 (86)
Misc: Thoroughbred Racer

Sharon Lynn Wichman -- b.5/13/1952 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Sharon Jones

Tracey Lee Wickham -- b.11/24/1962 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Alick F. Wickhan -- b.6/1/1886 N.S. d.8/10/1967 N.S. (81)
Names/Places: b. in Solomon Islands

Albert Marcus Wiggins Jr. -- b.5/27/1935 N.S. d.6/1/2011 N.S. (76)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Bradley Wiggins -- b.4/28/1980 N.S.
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Belgiumese

David Wilkie -- b.3/8/1954 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Scotish
Names/Places: MN: Andrew
Misc: 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976); a member of the Scottish Sports and International Swimming Halls of Fame

Herman "Flying Dutchman" Willemse -- b.??/??/1934 N.S.
Swimmer, Dutch (Netherlands)

Archie Williams -- b.5/1/1915 d.6/24/1993 (78)
Runner, Olympic Athlete

Esther Williams -- b.8/8/1921 N.S. d.6/6/2013 N.S. (91)
Movie Actress, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Billy Rose's wife; Fernando Lamas's widow
Misc: in the International Swimming Hall of Fame

Justin Wilson -- b.7/31/1978 N.S. d.8/24/2015 N.S. (37)
Auto Racer

William (Aquatics) Wilson -- b.11/13/1844 N.S. d.6/1/1912 N.S. (67)
Swimmer, English
Misc: Swimming Instructor and Coach

Robert George "Bob" Windle -- b.11/7/1944 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Bärbel Wöckel-Eckert -- b.3/21/1955
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, German, East German
Misc: (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)

Richard C. Wohlhuter -- b.12/23/1945
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Geneva, Ill.
Misc: 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1976)

Carolyn Wood -- b.12/18/1945
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960).

Gar Wood -- b.12/4/1880 d.6/19/1971 (90)
Industrialist, Speedboat Racer
Misc: Powerboat champion racer

Glen Wood -- b.7/18/1925 N.S. d.1/18/2019 N.S. (93)
Auto Racer

Jeff Wood -- b.1/20/1956
Auto Racer

Leonard Wood -- b.9/22/1934
Auto Racer
Misc: former NASCAR crew chief, and engine builder; 96 race wins; helped innovate the modern pit stop.

Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead -- b.2/7/1964 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: MN: Lee
Misc: Olympic-silver-84

Margaret Woolbridge -- b.1/6/1902 N.S. d.2/23/1995 N.S. (93)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Margaret Presley

Stephen Wooldridge -- b.10/17/1977 N.S. d.8/15/2017 N.S. (39)
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Australian

George Woolf -- b.5/10/1910 d.1/4/1946 (35)

David James "Dave" Wottle -- b.8/7/1950 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

Wilhelmina "Mina" Wylie -- b.6/27/1891 N.S. d.7/6/1984 N.S. (93)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

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