As well as winning long jump gold at the next three Olympics, Lewis defended his 100m title at Seoul 1988 before claiming a second 4x100m gold at Barcelona 1992. India, for example, is a cricket mad country. However, the tradition of giving the medals was not always as we now know it. Michael Phelps of the U.S. poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 4, 2012, Michael Phelps of the U.S. celebrates with his gold medal after winning the men's 100m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Reuters). Phelps won six gold medals in Athens, eight in Beijing and four in London. It has grown from a simple affair consisting of only 14 events to a majestic showcase of more than 300 disciplines involving competitors from more than 200 countries and territories. A further three golds followed for Latynina at Rome 1960, and she cemented her status as the most successful Olympic gymnast when adding two more golds at Tokyo 1964. These are the champions. The seven gold medals he won in Germany was a record which stood for 36 years (when Phelps won eight in Beijing), and to make that feat all the more remarkable, Spitz set a world record in all seven of the events. Ewry was the boss at the now defunct disciplines, winning three golds in the standing long jump, standing high jump and standing triple jump at Paris 1900, and repeating the feat at St Louis 1904. The original king of the swimming pool won nine golds, a silver and a bronze across two Olympic Games. He will simply go down as one of the greatest athletes of all time, with his captivating demeanour on the track making him an icon beyond the sport he dominated. In the 100m final at Beijing 2008, one of Bolt’s shoelaces was untied as he stormed to gold in world-record time, with the Jamaican slapping his chest in celebration before he even crossed the line. Michael Phelps, an American swimmer, holds the record for the most Gold medals won at a single Summer Olympics. The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time. Athletics and other sports that require physical prowess are almost unheard of in the subcontinent. A sprinting great, but ultimately a long jump legend, having gone unbeaten for more than a decade when winning 65 consecutive competitions. The 1904 Olympic Games were held in St. Louis, Missouri and ended up having the host nation scooping 239 of the available 280 medals. Great Britain has won 55 track and field gold medals to date, most recently Mo Farah’s 5,000m and 10,000m double in Rio four years ago. A gold medallist first at 18 and then finally at 42, Fischer proved that age was no barrier at both ends of the sporting spectrum. List of famous Olympic gold medal winners from every event, with photos of the athletes when available. Michael Phelps, an American swimmer, holds the record for the most Gold medals won at a single Summer Olympics. The boxer competed in the light-middleweight division in Seoul, making it to the gold medal match rather easily. The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World. It was in the team events where Biondi won his final two gold medals at Barcelona 1992 – in the 4x100m freestyle and medley – ensuring he would go down in the International Swimming Hall of Fame. 14, but not for a good reason. The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing. The American’s standout Games was Beijing 2008, where he won a staggering eight golds, breaking Mark Spitz’s record for the most victories at a single Olympics in the process. 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Women's 5000m,Speed skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's team pursuit,Cycling at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's individual road race,Cycling at the 1996 Summer Olympics - Women's road time trial, Olympic Medalist Event: Women's 5000 m,Women's Road cycling, individual road race,Women's Road cycling, individual time trial, Olympic Medalist Games: 2002 Winter Olympics,2006 Winter Olympics,1996 Summer Olympics,2010 Winter Olympics, Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics,2002 Winter Olympics,2010 Winter Olympics,1996 Summer Olympics, Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's long jump,Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metres,Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 4x100 metre relay,Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metres, Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Long jump,Men's Athletics, 200m,Men's Athletics, 4x100m relay, Olympic Medalist Games: 1936 Summer Olympics, Olympic Games Participant: 1936 Summer Olympics, #214 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#544 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time, Place Of Birth: Drammen,Norway,Buskerud,Earth,Europe, Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's mass start,Biathlon at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's relay,Biathlon at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Men's pursuit,Biathlon at the 2002 Winter Olympics - 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Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay,Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay,Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay,Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 100 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x100 metre freestyle relay, Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 4x100m medley relay,Men's 4x100m freestyle relay,Men's 100m freestyle, Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics,2008 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics, Place Of Birth: Umeå,Västerbotten County,Västerbotten,Umeå Municipality,Sweden, Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Women's Super Combined,Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's Slalom,Alpine skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's slalom,Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill,Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics - Women's Combined, Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Super Combined,Women's Slalom,Women's Downhill,Women's Combined,Women's Giant Slalom, Olympic Medalist Games: 2010 Winter Olympics,2006 Winter Olympics,2002 Winter Olympics, Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics,2002 Winter Olympics, #20 of 62 The Greatest Alpine Skiers of All Time#13 of 235 The Best Olympic Athletes in Alpine Skiing, #2 of 27 The Greatest Gay Icons in Sports#104 of 205 College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay, Place Of Birth: Jupiter,United States of America,Florida,Palm Beach County, Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - 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Women's 400 metres, Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Athletics, 400m, Olympic Medalist Games: 2000 Summer Olympics,1996 Summer Olympics, Olympic Games Participant: 1996 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics, Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal,Silver medal, Place Of Birth: Phoenix,United States of America,Arizona,Maricopa County, Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Swimming at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay,Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay,Swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 400 metre freestyle,Swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's 4x200 metre freestyle relay, Olympic Medalist Event: Men's 4x200m freestyle relay,Men's 400m freestyle, Olympic Medalist Games: 2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics.

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