At the 1904 Summer Olympics, American gymnast George Eyser won six medals: 3 gold; two silver, and one bronze. What makes Eyser even more unique is that he competed with a wooden leg. During his youth, Eyser lost most of his left leg after a train ran over it. This didn’t stop him from making history a few years later, becoming the only person to compete in the Olympic Games with an artificial leg, until 2008 when South African swimmer, Natalie du Toit, competed in the Beijing Olympics.
Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete — a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, & best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.
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Abhinav Bindra is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. He is the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was India's first gold medal since 1980, when the Men's Field Hockey Team won the gold.
Olympic Facts - Mark Spitz & Michael Phelps By http://ift.tt/2aSgwB4 Guevara Onofre Did you know that... Mark Spitz competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics where he was one of the favorites to win 5 gold medals.Unfortunately he won only two gold medals.Under the direction of James Counsilman Mark trained very hard for the Olympics in West Germany. Like Rachel Carson (environmentalist) Leon Uris (writer) Billie Holiday ( singer) Goldie Hwan (actress) Toni Braxton (singer) Frank Zappa…
Basketball, while not as big as soccer, is also popular in Spain. After giving the stacked United States team a run from their money in the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal game, many people realized that basketball was good there. Many children also play basketball. Due to the fact that coaches have to get certified, the coaching is also usually good. Many people consider Spain to have the best basketball in Europe, which was backed by their Olympic performance.