Jim Thorpe, a part Sac and Fox Indian, won both the 5 event pentathlon and the 10 event decathlon and although he did not medal also finished fourth in the individual high jump and seventh in the individual long jump. King Gustav of Sweden told him "Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world" and supposedly Thorpe replied "Thanks, King". The title Greatest Athlete in the World is often unofficially given to the winner of the decathlon ever since.
The star of the 1912 Games in Stockholm was the American Indian Jim Thorpe, who won both the decathlon and pentathlon. However, in the following year it was discovered that he once played semi-professional baseball, and he was subsequently striped of his gold medals. In 1982, he was officially pardoned by the IOC, 29 years after his death. Replicas of his 1912 medals were presented to his family at the start of 1983.
Yes. The modern pentathlon is going to be played in both the men's and women's Olympics.
Jim Thorpe (1887-1953) of Native American descent, played professional baseball and football and in the 1912 Olympics he won the gold in the pentathlon and the decathlon. King Gustav V presented Thorpe with his gold medals for both accomplishments. Before Jim Thorpe could walk away, the king grabbed his hand and said, "Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world". Thorpe, answered simple, humbly and honestly, "Thanks King."
The heptathlon and decathlon are both multidisciplinary events. The heptathlon consists of seven events and is usually competed by women. The decathlon consits of ten events and is nearly alway competed by men.
To date. only one person has been awarded BOTH the Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. General James H. Doolittle
They can be both.
The heptathlon and the decathlon are variations of the same event, combined-events. In outdoor track and field, women do the heptathlon, consisting of seven events, and men do the decathlon, consisting of ten events. Both of the events have events in them that are power and speed related with one that is more endurance related.
Both the decathlon and heptathlon share the shot Put, the high jump, the long jump, and the javelin throw. (though the implements for the shot put and javelin throw are of different weight and size)
both of them
The cast of False to Both - 1912 includes: Edward LeSaint as Dr. Wainwright Eddie Lyons as Will Morris
To date, only one person received both the Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom: General James H. Doolittle
a cell is almost a little like the medal because they are both have atoms in them
cell is almost a little like the medal because they are both have atoms in them
To date, only ONE American has been awarded BOTH. General James H. Doolittle
Isabelle White in women's plain high dive at the 1912 Games in Stockholm. Plain high dive consisted of dives from both a 5 meter platform and a 10 meter platform.
Softball will not be a medal sport at the 2012 Games in London. Both softball and baseball were removed from the medal sports beginning with the 2012 Games.
James Frances Thorpe, Wathahuck * BrightpathThunder Clan, Sac and Fox Tribe, born May 22, 1887 on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation, Indian Territory: near present day Prague, Oklahoma.Jim Thorpe while competing for the United States Olympic team in the 1912 games in Stockholm Sweden was the first and only person to win both the Pentathlon and the Decathlon. The King of Sweden declared "You, Sir are the greatest athlete in the world".Thorpe began his amateur athletic career as a student at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, while walking by the track he did an impromptu high jump in street clothes beating the team jumpers.While football was his favorite sport, he competedcollegiate in Track and Field, Football, Baseball and Ballroom Dancing winning the 1912 intercollegiate ballroom dancing championship.In 1912, Thorpe scored 25 touchdowns and 198 points in leading his Carlisle Indian School team to a national collegiate championship. He was named All American Halfback in 1911 and 1912.Thorpe went on to play professional Football, and Baseball.He was the first American to simultaneously play professional baseball and football.Thorpe played major league baseball for 20 years with the NewYork Giants, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Boston Braves;It was discovered in 2005 that he played at least two years professional Basketball with a traveling team called the "World famous Indians of LaRue"Jim Thorpe has been enshrined in the Helms Professional FootballHall of Fame and the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio:He is considered by many to be the "Greatest Athlete" who ever lived.
you can either wear the ribbon or the medal not both
Both became states in 1912.
No. However, 1912 and 1916 were both leap years.