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Eddie Eagan

Two for Two

Eddie Eagan wins the gold in bobsledding racing (as a part of the American team), at the 1932 winter Olympics held in Lake Placid, New York. The medal makes Eagan the first ever athlete to win an Olympic medal in the summer games and in the winter games. he earned that title due to the gold medal he won in boxing, at the 1920 summer games held in Antwerp.

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Girl Wonder

Shane Gould was an unexplained and remarkable phenomenon in the 70′ competitive swimming world. When she was 6 years old, her talent as a swimmer was already discovered. In Jan 1972, when she was only 15, Gould set a new world record in 100m’ freestyle, clocking – 58.5 sec, 0.4 sec. faster than the previous time.

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An English Hero

At the age of 38, Steve Redgrave adds another Olympic gold medal to his collection. At the Sydney Olympic Games Redgrave won the Coxless Four rowing event and thus completed a unprecedented achievement – winning the gold at 5 consecutive Olympic Games (1984 L.A to 2000 Sydney).

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Oda Wins For Asia

Being the first is a great way to get yourself into the history books, a lesson that Mikio Oda implemented at the 1928 Olympic Games, when made a triple jump to a distance of 15.21. Oda’s jump earned him the gold medal in the triple jump event and by that made him the first ever Japanese athlete (and also the first Asian athlete) to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Olympic Fire

In the 1928 Olympic Games held in Amsterdam, a new tradition is born – the Olympic torch is set on fire for the first time. The torch relay race between the five continents, was added to that tradition in the 1932 Olympic Games.

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Rebecca Soni

Rebecca Soni 2:19.59

She may look like a young American sweetheart, but when it comes to the pool Rebecca Soni doesn’t take any prisoners and aims always to be the best. She made that clear again in London 2012, as she imitated her achievement in Beijing 2008 and won the gold in 200m breaststroke. By doing so Soni also set a new world record (she also set the previous record) time- 2:19.59.

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Usain Bolt

Bolt 2 for 2

08/10/2012- London 2012: Usain Bolt adds another Olympic gold medal to his trophies Room, this time in 200m run, setting a time of 19.32. Bolt gold

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Nicola Adams

Adams Makes History

London 2012 were the first Olympics game which included women’s boxing and it was our very own Nicola Adams who won the first Olympic gold medal in this event. “Babyface” Adams, 5ft 4in and 8st 0lbs, won the gold after beating down her long time rival (and no.1 in world ranking), Chinese Ren Cancan. Adams sent Cancan to the met in round 2 and when the fight was over the judges voted 16-7.

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Florence Griffith Joyner

Flo-Jo 10.49

07/18/1988- In the trials for the 1988 Olympic Games Florence Griffith-Joyner sets a new world record in 100m sprint – 10.49. She did that after coming

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