1910-1949, was a 1936 Olympic champion winning 1500 metres in Berlin
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.
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
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)
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.
One Olympic Gold Medal - Long Jump, 1968. Longest standing world record - 23 years.
Four Olympic Gold Medals, three World Championship Gold Medals. Current world record holder for 5000 & 10000 meters.
Olympics - 4 gold. European Championships - 5 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze. Nicknamed "The Flying Housewife".
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze. European Championships - 4 Gold, 1 Silver
Olympics - 3 Gold, One Silver, 200m & 400m track
Olympics- 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals. World Championships - 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals
Olympics - One Gold, One Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals.
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
Revolutionized the high jump event, using a back-first technique, now known as the Fosbury Flop.
Olympics 2 Gold Medals. World Championships - 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal.
Olympics - 3 Gold, 2 Silver Medals. World records in the 100 m and 200 m races.
4 Olympic gold medals and was crowned world champion nine times. Currently holds the world record in the 400 m and 4 x 400 m relay.
Olympics - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze Medal. World Championships - Four Gold Medals
Became the first and so far only athlete to win both the 400 and 800 m Olympic Gold Medals.
Olympics - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze. World Championships - 3 Gold Medals
Olympics - 1 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 2 Gold Medals
Olympics - 9 Gold, 1 Silver Medal. World Championships - 8 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Olympics - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze medal. World Championships - 2 Gold medals. Won 122 consecutive races.
Olympics - 9 Gold, 3 Silver medals. Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.
In 1936 Jesse Owens became the first American to win four Olympic gold medals in track and field.
Currently holds the world record for Olympic Marathon - 2:15:25.
The first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games (1960), despite running on a sprained ankle at the time.
Winner of the 200-meter dash at the 1968 Summer Olympics - gave a 'Black Power' salute while receiving his medal.
Specialized in the high jump. Unfortunately was disqualified during the Olympics and World Championships for dopping.
He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times.
Won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, played American football at the collegiate and professional levels, and also played professional baseball and basketball.
Olympics - 4 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal. The first athlete to break the 29-minute barrier in the 10 km run.