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Q: Who was the first track and field athlete to win four consecutive gold medal's in one event?
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Jesse Owen's career was as an Olympic athlete. He was a track and field runner and has won four gold medals.

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How many medals US won in track and field events of Athens Olympics2004?

The US won 25 medals in track and field during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, comprised of 8 Gold , 12 Silver, and 5 bronze medals. Track and field events are referred to as "athletics" in the Olympics Games, which includes the marathon event, for which one silver and one bronze were awarded.

How many medals were handed out in the 2012 Olympics?

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Which black athlete has won the most olympic medals?

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What things Wilma Rudolph achieve?

Wilma Rudolph won three medals at the track and field event, even though she had a leg problem.

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Michael Phelps is, without a doubt, the greatest athlete of all time. He competed in eight events for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Not only did he get a medal in all 8 events, but he got first in each event, coming home with 8 gold medals! No one can top that. That title of greatest athlete ever is rightfully owned be Jim Thorpe. The most versitile athlete in the world, playing football, Olympics track and Field, and Baseball. He is sometimes refered to as the greatest college football player for playing running back, defensive back, placekick, and putter. That mean's he was on the field the whoe time. He then won two Olympic gold medals in the decathlon and penthlon. He also played baseball outfielder, which he was a decent player. Many have tried just doing two sports; Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, but all have no been a successful as Jim thorpe.

What sport did Jane Flemming play?

Jane Flemming is a former Australian Olympic track and field athlete. She competed in the heptathlon but also in her athletic career won championship medals in the long jump and 100m.

How many gold medals did track and field athlete Marion Jones win at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney?

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Who was the African American man who won more medals than any other single athlete in the history of the Olympics?

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