At the 1904 Summer Olympics, American gymnast George Eyser won six medals: 3 gold; two silver, and one bronze. What makes Eyser even more unique is that he competed with a wooden leg. During his youth, Eyser lost most of his left leg after a train ran over it. This didn’t stop him from making history a few years later, becoming the only person to compete in the Olympic Games with an artificial leg, until 2008 when South African swimmer, Natalie du Toit, competed in the Beijing Olympics.
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Usain Bolt: 16 fast facts about the fastest man in the world: August 12, 2016 - The same year, he won a phenomenal three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100 meters and 200 meters with the record times of 9.69 seconds and 19.30 seconds, respectively. When he won both the races in the 2012 Games, he became the first athlete to win consecutive Olympic 100 meters and 200 meters titles.
Basketball, while not as big as soccer, is also popular in Spain. After giving the stacked United States team a run from their money in the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal game, many people realized that basketball was good there. Many children also play basketball. Due to the fact that coaches have to get certified, the coaching is also usually good. Many people consider Spain to have the best basketball in Europe, which was backed by their Olympic performance.
BEIJING - AUGUST 20: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes on his way to breaking the world record with a time of 19.30 to win the gold medal in the Men's 200m Final ahead of Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles, Brian Dzingai of Zimbabwe and Shawn Crawford of the United States at the National Stadium during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 20, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete — a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, & best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.