1) Larissa Latynina - USSR - gymnast holds the all time Olympic record for medals won with 18 (9 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze)
2) Paavo Nurmi - Finland - holds the all time Olympic record (along with Latynina, Mark Spitz, and Carl Lewis) of gold medals won with 9. Possibly the greatest long distance runner in Olympic history.
3) Jesse Owens - USA - won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Summer Games in athletics.
4) Johnny Weissmuller - USA (born in Romania) - won 5 gold medals in swimming but is known more for his portrayal of Tarzan in movies of the 1930s and 1940s.
5) Teofilo Stevenson - Cuba - won three gold medals in heavyweight boxing. Possibly the greatest boxer in Olympic history.
6) Babe Didrikson Zaharias - USA - gold medals in hurdles and javelin in the 1932 Games. She went on to be a great golfer and was named US Female Athlete of the Century.
7) Usain Bolt hello sam
Micheal phelps has to be the most famous Olympic for having the most medals ever, and getting the most at one Olympic games.
Another famous olympic of 2012 is Gaby Douglas who was the first African American to win gold in gymnastics individually and in all around. The Magnificat 7 were also very famous... The list goes on.
There are many famous gymnasts athletes. One such famous gymnast is Dominique Dawes and another famous gymnast is Gabby Douglas.
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john bradstock (retired now a famous artist.)
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Jennifer Beth Thomson
Yvette Williams is a famous New zealand Olympic Gold winning athlete.
Olympia was in Greece, and is where the first Olympic games were held. One famous person was Milon, who was a famous athlete. He was also a student of Pythagoras.
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