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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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swimming

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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Steve Redgrave's statue

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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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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Carmelita Jeter

American Women

Remember the names: Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight. In London 2012, Those four women, that also go by the name – U.S women’s 4x100m relay team, broke a 32 years old world record (set by the East Germany team in 1980) with the record time of- 40.82 sec.

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Jump

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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Usain Bolt, The lightening

Bolt 2 for 2

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 medal made him the first athlete in history to win the gold in 100m and 200m in two consecutive Olympic Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012).

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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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Usain Bolt

The Bolt Express

They said he is tired, they said he is arrogant, they said his time was done, well…9.63 seconds after the gun went off, Usain Bolt made them sing to different tune. At the 100m sprint in London 2012 Bolt set a new Olympic record and made it clear once more – he is here and he isn’t going anywhere.

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Hicham El Guerrouj

Hicham Gold Run

Athens 2004: The Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj sets another milestone in The Olympic Games history by winning the gold medal both in 1500m run and in the 5000m run.

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Laslo Papp

Papp’s Third Gold

Laszlo Papp, Hungarian light-middleweight boxer, takes down the 20 years old American boxer, Jose Torres and writes another page in the Olympic games history- the first boxer to win 3 successive gold medals

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Al Oerter

Oerter Third Gold

Tokyo Olympic games: Al Oerter shows the world the meaning of mind of body triumph when he fights through injuries and makes a record-beating discus toss to win his third consecutive gold medal.

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swimming

Royalty in the Pool

07/12/1912- 1912 Stockholm: Hawaiian prince and the swimmer, Faaoah “Duke” Kahanmko, wins an Olympic gold medal in 100m freestyle swimming. Kahanmko was also an excellent wave surfer.

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Carl Lewis

Lewis 4 gold medals

The 1984 Olympic Games: Carl Lewis, one America’s greatest track-and-field athletes could open a Jewelry shop, after wining 4 gold medals: 100-m, 200-m dashes, the long jump, and 4×100-m relay.

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Paavo Nurmi

The Flying Finn

Paavo Nurmi runs to the gold- During the Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium, Paavo Nurmi, the legendary Finnish runner wins 3 gold medals in cross-country running: 10,000m, cross country event, and the cross country team event.

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Aladár Gerevich

Gerevich’s Gold

Aladar Gerevich, the greatest Olympic swordsman ever- At the 1932 Olympic games in L.A, Aladar Gerevich (at the age of 22), the Hungarian fencer wins a gold medal. It was the first of 6 gold medals won by Gerevich in six consecutive Olympic games.

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Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie

At the age of 15, Sonja Henie stunned the figure skating world, she won the gold medal In the 1928 winter Olympics. Henie was the first to combine into her performance modern choreography and designed costumes.

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Tara Lipinski, the wunderkind has grown nicely

Tara, the Wunderkind

Olympic Winter Games 1998: at the age of 15, young Tara Lipinski basically still a child, wins the gold medal in figure skating. Just a year before that Lipinski won the world figure skating championship.

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Miss Endurance

Kelly Holmes had worked hard for this day. In Atlanta 1996 she failed to gain a medal due to injuries, in Sydney she won a bronze medal (800 m), but In 2004 she finally got her wish – Olympic gold (800m,1500m).

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Beamon’s 8.90m

Mexico City summer Olympics: Bob Beamon jumps a distance of 8.9m, wins the gold medal and brakes the world record at long jump. Beamon’s record was one of the most lasting world records in history.

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