D.September 2, 2006. Decathlon winner at 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki Olympics. California Congressman 1967-1975
Born 1938. Is known for the three Olympic gold medals he won.
Won gold at the 1,500 metres in 1976
1910-1949, was a 1936 Olympic champion winning 1500 metres in Berlin
Born 1933, ONZ. A former middle distance runner winning gold at 1960 Rome in 5000metres, In 1963 he set up the Halberg Trust, which supports children with disabilities
At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics won 4 gold medals: one each in the 100 m., the 200 m., the long jump, and as part of the 4x100 m. relay team. He became the first American to win four Olympic gold medals in track and field.
October 1st. Aged 71. American discus thrower who won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Discus in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, 1960 Rome Olympics, 1964 Tokyo Olympics and 1968 Mexico City Olympics. First Olympian to win a Gold Medal in the same event in 4 different Olympics.
Won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds, and 10 World Championships medals of which 8 were gold
He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984 and broke the world record for the event four times
Winner of 4 Olympic gold medals - 100m in 1984, and 4x100m in 1984, '88 and '92, also won silver medal in 100m in '88, member of 5 U.S. Olympic teams (1976-92), inducted into Track and Field and Women's Sports Halls of Fame in 1997
30yr old mother of two, who won 4 gold medals (100m, 200m, 800m hurdles and 4x100 relay) at 1948 Olympics, born Holland
He is the only British man to win a gold medal in the 100 m at all four major competitions: the Olympic Games and the World, Commonwealth, and European championships. He was the first European to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 m and he still holds the British record in the event. He is a former European record holder in the 60 metres, 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay events. With 23 major championship medals and 10 gold medals he is the most decorated British male athlete.
Won gold medal in 100m in 1992 and '96, world champion in 100m (1993) and 100m hurdles (1993,95,99), overcame thyroid disorder (Grave's disease)
Pentathlon and decathlon champion in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics; member Pro and College Football Halls of Fame
Oglala Lakota Gold Medallist in the 10000 meters 1964 Olympics
Runner. Sub-four-minute mile at 41.
Bronze Medal Winning Swimmer
American humorist who wrote Esar’s Comic Dictionary
American track athlete specializing in the 400 meters. He has won four Olympic medals (three gold, one silver) and four World Championships medals.
American track athlete. He won four Olympic gold medals and was crowned world champion nine times. Johnson currently holds the world record in the 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay and formerly held the world record in the 200 m and Indoor 400 m.
Russian pole vaulter. She is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2004 and 2008), was elected Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF twice (2004 and 2005). On July 22, 2005, she became the first female pole vaulter to clear 5.00 meters.
Jamaican sprinter. Bolt holds the Olympic and World records for the 100 metres at 9.69 seconds, the 200 metres at 19.30 seconds and, along with his teammates, the 4x100 metres relay at 37.10 seconds, all set at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Bolt became the first man to win all three events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, and the first man in history to set world records in all three at a single Olympics.
Czech javelin thrower. She is the current World and Olympic champion (2008), as well as the world record holder.
2002 - She won in the women's bobsleigh event
Gold medalist in the 1912 games, later stripped of his metals and then restored in 1983
Born 1954; champion American dog musher and four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Gold medal in swimming before breaking into action (1907-1983)
British gold medal rower (1907-1965)
Eleven Israeli athletes die in Munich