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Beijing 2008 Olympic Facts

Abhinav Bindra is the current World and Olympic champion in the 10 m Air Rifle event. He is the first Indian to win an individual gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was India's first gold medal since 1980, when the Men's Field Hockey Team won the gold.


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July 29, 1978 Keeth Thomas Smart, the first American to be named the top-ranked fencer internationally, was born in Brooklyn, New York. In 2003, he became the first American to gain the sport’s number one international ranking. Smart competed at three Olympic Games, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where he won a Silver medal as a member of the U. S. Sabre team, the first Olympic medal for a U. S. men’s team since 1948.


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.


14 Facts About Michael Phelps That Will Make You Say "Holy Shit"

When he was preparing for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he swam 80,000 meters per week. That’s 50 miles. | 14 Facts That Prove Michael Phelps Is Superhuman