3a wrote:It makes me wonder, how many other athletes have married fellow athletes from different countries?
Also, what were the names of the German brothers who competed in the 100m in the 1990's. One of them had red hair??
Marc and Holger Blume who were twins.
As for married athletes from different countries I can think of a few off the top of my head:
Lisa O'Dea/Martin/Ondieki - Australian marathon runner who married an American steeplechaser and then a Kenyan distance runner.
Jana Pittman (Australian 400mH) & Chris Rawlinson (British 400mH).
Graeme Fell (British steeplechase) married Debbie Campbell (Canadian 800m) and eventually ran for Canada.
Ximena Restrepo (Colombian 400m) & Gert Weil (Chilean Shot Putter).
Valerie Adams (New Zealand SP) was married to Bertrand Vili (Discus Thrower from French territory of New Caledonia).
Shigenobu Murofushi (Japanese Hammer Thrower) married Serafina Moritz (Romanian Javelin Thrower) and then had 2004 Olympic Hammer Champion Koji Murofushi.
Possibly the most notable is the 1956 Olympic Hammer Champion Hal Connolly marrying that year's Discus Champion Olga Fikotova from Czechoslovakia. They met at the Olympics and their romance caused quite a commotion during the Cold War era.