3 American track and field athletes become legendary of Olympic

The cheering cheers of fans are the motivation for the athletes to be excited. The awards ceremony was solemn and tearful of those who had much hardship to get the medals. Olympic is a major sporting event for athletes.


Three of the athletes have become legendary since then.

1. Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias only attended the Olympics in the US but still is an athlete with the most remarkable achievements. In Los Angeles in 1932, Zaharias was physically fit to qualify for the five athletics qualifiers but was only allowed to take three tests (prescribed for female athletes at the time). She won the gold medal in javelin throws, 80 m in hurdles and silver medals in high jumps.

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Outside of the Olympics, Zaharias is good at basketball, handball, volleyball, tennis, diving, boxing, cycling, ice skating, bowling, billiards and golf. And it is said, if Zaharias was born in a time when women were more respected, she would have proved more. With her ability, she contributed to breaking down barriers, paving the way for attending other sports of talented female athletes.

2. George Eyser

The next Olympic legend is a member of the gymnastics sport, who caused the turmoil of the 1904 Olympic Games named George Eyser. At the end of the Olympics, he won 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal – in one day. In one day, George Eyser completed the balance-of-course competitions, jumping horses, swinging ropes, double beams… There were many athletes who won many medals, but at an Olympics, the disabled achieved achievements.

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Such a record has not had a precedent. He had an accident that lost his left leg and an artificial leg did not stop him from enjoying sports. At the time without synthetic fibers as well as other synthetic plastic materials, it was clear what George Eyser did was a great effort. Until 1948, the new Paralympic handicapped playground began to be organized and preceded to attend the Olympics with the fake leg not repeated until 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.

3. Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens, an American colored athlete who has proven to be an innate athlete, has made respectable records since his time in middle school. Before attending the Olympics, he broke three world records.

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On his first day at the Olympics, he won a 100m Gold Medal, setting the world record with a record of 10.3 seconds. The next day, he won the Gold medal to jump away with the achievement of 8.06m – Olympic record. On the third day of competition, he broke another Olympic record at the 200m run with a 20.7 second achievement. The final day of athletics, surprisingly, added a world record and another Olympic record, he established the Gold Medal at the men’s 4x100m relay range.