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Great Olympic Boxers
Great Olympic Boxers
Cassius Clay struck gold in Rome before going on to become the 'greatest' as Muhammad Ali, while triple Olympic champion Teófilo Stevenson stayed in the amateur ranks....
Great Olympic Decathletes
Great Olympic Decathletes
The spectacular rise to prominence of Bob Mathias, decathlon champion at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics, was made into a Hollywood movie - with him in the leading role....
Great Olympic Distance Runners
Great Olympic Distance Runners
Multiple Olympic gold medallists Paavo Nurmi and Lasse Virén were the pick of the talented distance runners to come out of Finland during the 20th century....
Great Olympic Divers
Great Olympic Divers
Greg Louganis cracked his head on the springboard during the Seoul Olympics but recovered to win two diving golds, matching what he had achieved in Los Angeles....
Great Olympic Field Athletes
Great Olympic Field Athletes
American Bob Beamon became an Olympic legend at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, when he set a long jump record that stood for almost 23 years....
Great Olympic Gymnasts
Great Olympic Gymnasts
Romanian Nadia Comaneci achieved perfection as a 14-year-old at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and replaced Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut as the darling of the Games....
Great Olympic Hurdlers
Great Olympic Hurdlers
Double Olympic champion Ed Moses was invincible for almost a decade in the 400m hurdles, the American winning a remarkable 122 races on the trot....
Great Olympic Middle Distance Runners
Great Olympic Middle Distance Runners
A gall bladder infection and a traffic jam conspired against Kip Keino, yet he destroyed the field to win gold in the 1,500 metres at the Mexico City Olympics....
Great Olympic Sprinters
Great Olympic Sprinters
Not only did Michael Johnson win five Olympic gold medals, he also set world records at 200 metres and 400m that are proving very tough to beat....
Great Olympic Sprinters/Long Jumpers
Great Olympic Sprinters/Long Jumpers
Jesse Owens won four track and field gold medals at the Berlin Olympics in 1936, a record matched 48 years later in Los Angeles by fellow American Carl Lewis....
Great Olympic Swimmers
Great Olympic Swimmers
Mark Spitz won seven Olympic gold medals, all in world record times, at the 1972 Games, while fellow American Johnny Weissmuller made a big splash before playing Tarzan....
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