Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, two sprinters from Canada have won the men's 100 meter dash gold medal:
1) 1928 - Percy Williams
2) 1996 - Donovan Bailey
Cathy Freeman won 1 gold medal at the Olympic Games (400 meter dash in 2000), 2 gold medals at the World Championships (400 meter dash in 1997 and 1999), and 4 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games (4x100 meter relay in 1990, 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash in 1994, and 4x400 meter relay in 2002).
Lewis won 4 gold medals at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4x100 meter relay, long jump) and 9 gold medals, along with 1 silver, during his Olympic career.
Florence Griffith-Joyner She won gold in 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 4x100 meter relay.
That was Fanny Blankers-Koen of Netherlands who won all 4 of her gold medals at the 1948 Summer Games in athletics (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 80 meter hurdles, 4x100 meter relay).
Fanny Blankers-Koen of Netherlands. Fanny won 4 gold medals at the 1948 Summer Games in London (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4x100 meter relay, 80 meter hurdles).
Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, the most gold medals won by a woman in Olympic track events is 4 and has been accomplished by four athletes: 1) Betty Cuthbert, Australia - gold in 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, and 4x100 meter relay. 2) Fanny Blankers-Koen, Netherlands - gold in 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 80 meter hurdles, and 4x100 meter relay. 3) Bärbel Wöckel, East Germany - 2 gold in 200 meter dash and 2 gold in 4x100 meter relay. 4) Evelyn Ashford, USA - 3 gold in 4x100 meter relay and 1 gold in 100 meter dash.
100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, long jump, 4 x 100 meter relay
Jamaica won 6 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics. Usain Bolt won 3 gold medals and broke the world record in the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash and was on the 4x100 meter relay team that broke the world record: 1) Shelly-Ann Fraser - women's 100 meter dash 2) Melanie Walker - women's 400 meter hurdles 3) Usain Bolt - men's 100 meter dash and men's 200 meter dash 4) Veronica Campbell-Brown - women's 200 meter dash 5) Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell - men's 4x100 meter relay Jamaica also won 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals at the 2008 Games.
Carl Lewis won 10 Olympic medals ... 9 gold and 1 silver. The gold medals were in long jump (4 - 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996), 100 meter dash (2 - 1984, 1988), 4x100 meter relay (2 - 1984, 1992), and 200 meter dash (1 - 1984). He won a silver in 200 meter dash in 1988.
Becomes first American woman to win three gold medals in the Olympics when she wins the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the 4 X 100-meter relay at the Olympic Games in Rome
Yes. She won three gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics (100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4x100 meter relay) and still holds the world record for the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash.
Wilma Rudolph who won gold in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 4x100 meter relay at the 1960 Summer Games in Rome.