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. Four of the athletes have become legendary since then.
1. Thomas Bimis and Nikolaos Siranidis
Two athletes bouncing Thomas Bimis (29) and Nikolaos Siranidis (28) are said to have no chance of receiving medals at the Olympics Athens in 2004. Ignoring public opinion, the two athletes won the first gold medal for Greece at the Olympics that year, won the first gold medal in Greece’s Olympic history. They are really a surprise of this Olympics.
Both performed a great performance in men’s 3m double jump content to win the championship against the strong traditional rivals such as China, Russia, America, Germany and Australia …
All Greek people were choked with emotion when the athletes won the gold medal from the bottom of the pool. Immediately after the judges announced the results, the heroic couple was surrounded by all the fans present on the day, they sang, danced and waved Greek flags with newly established pride.
2. 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 hurdles and silver medals in high jumps.
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.
3. Larisa Latynina
Larisa Latynina until now is still a myth that cannot be overthrown in Olympic history. She is not only a gymnastics athlete winning medals in all content, but her achievement of winning 18 medals at three Olympic Games for the former Soviet Union has not been defeat.
Latynina is a strange gymnastics athlete. In 1956 at the Olympics held in Melbourne/Sydney, she won four gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal. Four years later in Rome, she continued to receive 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal. In 1964, she won two more medals each to put into her collection.
That’s just the Olympic medal. In her time, she also won 14 more medals (9 gold medals, 4 silver medals, 1 bronze medal) at the world championships. At European championships, she also has 14 medals. Even the medal she won when she was pregnant.