Peter Norman - Wikipedia
It is utterly absurd to compare Olympic athletes, different sports, different eras, He came in the wrong way and had to be redirected by officials. . Two-time gold medalist, she was one of the athletes to light the torch at the Olympics in Sochi. She became the first Dutch athlete to win gold in track and field when she. Dec 14, Hicks and Stockwell moved on to read the Male Swimmer of the Year candidates. . Stockwell caught up with Ledecky's family at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. In track and field, the Olympic decathlon champion is known as the . An error occurred while retrieving sharing information. Peter George Norman (15 June – 3 October ) was an Australian track athlete. He won the silver medal in the metres at the Summer Olympics in . Norman was not selected for the Munich Olympics, as he did not meet the selection . Australian Olympic Committee News, 6 November
Gatlin lives and trains in Kissimmee, Florida with coach Brooks Johnson. He will help his old high school with "some workouts, sprint work, block work, where he sees something and can give encouragement. Gatlin appealed on the grounds that the positive test had been due to medication that he had been taking since his childhood, when he was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder.
The appeal resulted in an early reinstatement by the IAAF. He claimed his innocence in the matter: I cannot account for these results, because I have never knowingly used any banned substance or authorized anyone to administer such a substance to me.
The "B" sample was confirmed as positive in July. Gatlin was coached by Trevor Graham.
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Among athletes Graham has coached, eight have tested positive or received bans for performance-enhancing drugs. The therapist denied the claim, saying: Gatlin appealed against the ban; an arbitration panel reduced it to four years at a hearing in December The USADA's chief executive officer explained "Given his cooperation and the circumstances relating to Mr Gatlin's first offence, the four-year penalty issued by the arbitration panel is a fair and just outcome".
Possible NFL career[ edit ] It was reported that Gatlin planned to serve his four-year ban from the track on a football field.
On November 29, ESPN reported that Gatlin had worked out with the Houston Texansalthough, he has little football experience and "has not played football since 10th grade ". He tried out for the team as a wide receiver.
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He was unsuccessful, though he stated that he believed that he had all the necessary skills and that the only reason he did not make the team was because coaches viewed him as a "track guy.
On August 3, Gatlin made his return to the athletics circuit after a four-year doping ban with a tour of Estonia and Finland. His coach, Loren Seagraveacknowledged that the sprinter's starts were poor, but that Gatlin's finish to the race remained strong. At the Diamond League meeting in DohaGatlin ran 9. On the morning of 16 October, US athlete Tommie Smith won the metre final with a world-record time of Carlos finished in third place in Norman's time was his all-time personal best  and an Australian record that still stands.
After the race, the three athletes went to the medal podium for their medals to be presented by David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter. After the final, Carlos and Smith had told Norman what they were planning to do during the ceremony. As journalist Martin Flanagan wrote: He said he did. They asked him if he believed in God.
Norman, who came from a Salvation Army background, said he believed strongly in God. Johnny Weismuller, Swimming, United States He won five freestyle gold medals in andbut is much better known for his jungle yell as Tarzan in six MGM movies.
Cathy Freeman, Track, Australia She was the first Australian Aboriginal to win Olympic gold in an individual event when she did it in the meters in Sydney. The pressure on Freeman was beyond intense — she had lit the torch to launch the Olympics — and those who were there the night she won in front of 80, will never forget it. Dan Gable, Wrestling, United States He won the gold without allowing a point, this even though he suffered a knee injury and a separate head injury during the competition.
Gable went on to become the greatest wrestling coach in NCAA history. Yelena Isinbayeva, Pole Vault, Russia Two-time gold medalist, she was one of the athletes to light the torch at the Olympics in Sochi.
Reiner Klimke, Equestrian, Germany Competed in six Olympics from to and won six gold medals in dressage. She did it inbefore the Berlin Wall came down, and ever since then many of her teammates admitted to heavily doping with performance enhancing drugs.
Otto is strongly believed to have used PEDs herself — the secret police files released in suggest as much — but she has always denied it. Guo Jingjing, Diving, China Perhaps the greatest female springboard diver ever, she won four gold medals. Kiraly then returned at age 36 for beach volleyball, and he teamed up with Kent Steffes to win a third gold medal. All eight were as part of U. Natalie Coughlin, Swimming, United States The first woman to win back-to-back golds in the meter backstroke.
She won 12 medals in all. Dara Torres, Swimming, United States Won 12 medals — four of each color — and in became the oldest swimmer at 41 ever to compete at the Olympics. She would have won gold in the high jump as well but judges ruled that she used an illegal technique in her final jump. Ray Ewry, Track, United States Won 10 gold medals from in the standing long jump, the standing high jump and the standing triple jump.
Ewry had contracted polio as a child and had spent some of his younger years in a wheelchair. Elisabeta Lipa, Rowing, Romania Won medals in six different Olympics and won eight medals overall, five of them gold. Haile Gebrselassie, Track, Ethiopia One of the greatest marathon runners of all time, he won back-to-back 10,meter gold at the and Olympics.
He broke the world record in the meter freestyle at the Games, but it was relay swimming that marked Biondi. He swam on six relay teams and the U. She became the first Dutch athlete to win gold in track and field when she won the meters on a muddy track at the Olympics. Boris Shakhlin, Gymnastics, Soviet Union Winner of 13 medals, seven of them gold, including the individual all-around competition in Aladar Gerevich, Fencing, Hungary Gerevich won six golds, his first in and his second an astonishing 28 years later in Abebe Bikila, Marathon, Ethiopia Won back-to-back marathons in and He won the first one running barefoot.
Of the 15 medals, seven were gold including the individual all-around competition in That year he also won gold in the vault, rings and floor exercise.
Oerter won his first discus gold in when he was He won his last in in Mexico City when he was the old man of the event at age Brigit Fischer-Smith, Canoeing, Germany Won an astounding eight gold medals over six Olympics — this even though she had to miss the Olympics because it was boycotted by East Germany.
She was 18 when she won the K-1 meter race in Moscow in She was 42 when she was part of the K-4 team that won the meter race in Athens. He won four gold medals in all, though it is the gold he won after cracking his head on the springboard during the preliminary rounds in that everyone remembers most. Sawao Kato, Gymnastics, Japan Winner of 12 medals, eight of them gold, including back-to-back individual all-around titles in and Bob Beamon, Long Jump, United States He won just the one gold medal — in the long jump — so his place this high on the list is probably pretty dubious.
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But his one jump so shook the earth that you could argue he belongs even higher. People will forget he almost did not make the final that year; he fouled on his first two jumps and needed a sensible but pressure-packed jump on the third just to qualify. Then, in the final, he jumped 8. He broke the previous world record by almost two feet. It was a quantum leap forward in the history of Olympic competition, a space-age jump into the future. Beamon realized he had done something extraordinary and he almost collapsed in shock.
Won golds at five Olympics. One of the most beloved athletes in the history of Great Britain. He set two world records at his second Olympics and won gold again. He won his third gold in Sydney in And then, though no weightlifter had ever won medals in four straight Olympics, he was compelled to compete in Athens for love of country.
He was too old. But in the moment, he found a way to make the lift that won him the bronze medal. And as I wrote then: The one event he did not win? He had never thrown one before. He finished third in the javelin throw anyway.