He was the first black athlete to win the most medals
Eric Heiden won 5 gold medals at the 1980 Olympic games in Lake Placid, New York. He won all the medals in speed skating.
Jim Thorpe, named "Greatest male athlete of the first half century" by the Associated Press, won gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 olympics.
Mark Spitz made his big splash during the 1972 Olympics, becoming the first athlete to win seven gold medals in an Olympiad.
The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which a Canadian athlete participated.
The Olympics started giving out gold medals in 1904 to first-place winners. When the Olympics began in 1896, the awards given to first-place winners were silver medals and those in second place received bronze medals. In the next Olympics of 1900, winners got trophies instead of medals.
The first event's winner that was decided in the 1896 Olympics, the first 'modern' Olympics, was in the triple jump. The winner was James Connelly of the United States who jumped 13.71 meters or 44 feet 11 3/4 inches.
jesse owens was the first black american athlete to win four consecutive gold medals at the olympics and do a black salute instead of the normal nazi salute at the time. He recieved no reward for this and was forgotten in society
Dame Kelly Holmes won two Olympic Gold Medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics; 800m and the 1500m, in the progress she became the third woman to the 800-1500m double at the Olympics and first British athlete to win two track-and-field gold medals at the same Olympics in 84 years!She also has won a bronze medal in the 800m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
On wikipedia it does not tell the first sport they won a medal in, only how many medals they have won each time they participated in the Olympics. Below is a link that can tell you all of that information.
Jesse Owens was the first black man to win the 100 meter dash. In 1936 he went to the Olympics in Germany and was the first American athlete to win 4 gold medals.
1924 Winter Games in Chamonix. Norway won 17 medals (4 gold, 7 silver, 6 bronze) at the 1924 Games, the first ever Winter Olympics. Speed skater Roald Larsen won the most medals of any Norwegian athlete with 5 (2 silver, 3 bronze).
The US won 4 medals at the first Winter Olympics in 1924: 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.
12, he is the youngest athlete to compete in olympics history.
Clara Hughes, a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, will carry the flag in the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. She is the first athlete to win multiple medals in both the Summer and Winter games.
Jim Hines of the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City at 9.95 seconds.
Eric Heiden was the first person to win five gold medals in one event.
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1912 Stockholm Olympics.
It was Jesse Owens. In 1936 Jesse Owens was the first sprinter to win four Olympic golds in one year. Athlete Carl Lewis matched his record in 1984.