Michael Johnson famously summed up his speed by comparing himself to a go-kart going downhill at high speeds.
Emil was an expert runner, winning the 5000-meter, 10,000-meter, and the marathon in one Olympics (which hasn’t been done since).
Despite an upset in 2000, Aleksandr’s three gold medals in a row will never be forgotten.
He worked very hard in preparation for the Olympics and showed off just how much his hard work paid off.
Sir Steve Redgrave
Redgrave won the gold at five Olympic games and competing in five, showing a special talent in consistency.
Defying history, Pyrros managed to win a medal in four Olympics in a row – unprecedented for Olympians in weightlifting.
Paavo proved his competence in his sport by setting Olympic records in the 5,000-meter and 1,500 dash in one day.
Nadia is an exceptional gymnast, least of which due to her perfect 10.0 score for the uneven parallel bars.
Jim nearly swept the 1912 Olympics pentathlon, with one being the javelin throw (which he had never done before).