Chapter 3 the all-stars of the athletics in the Olympic games

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chapter 3 the all-stars of the athletics in the Olympic games

The Olympic games gave us a lot of great athletes since they had started. In this chapter, I will refer to some of the greatest track and field athlete in the Olympic Games history.

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens is one of the most famous athletes in the Olympic Games history. He won gold medals in the long jump (8.13 meter), 100 meters (10.3 seconds), 200 meters (20.7 seconds) and 4x100 relay with the American team (39.8 seconds) in the 1936 Berlin Olympic games. Owens is also known for a Scandalous event, wich took place in the Berlin Olympic Games, Hitler, who was the German chancellor at 1936, did not congratulate Owens for his victory because he was black. according to the Nazis Scientific Racism, there is no way that a black man can win an Ari man in anything. besides the Olympic Games, he set three world records in 45 minutes at the 1935 Big Ten track meet. his achievement has been one of the most known achievements in the athletic history.

Usain Bolt

in the last Olympic Games, Bolt has completed his main goal and won the 100 meters sprint, the 200 meters sprint, and the 4x100 relay three Olympics in a row (beijin 2008, london 2012 and rio 2016). he has also owned the world and the Olympic records in all these events. Moreover, he is also one of the richest and the likable athletic of all time. Currently, at the age of 30, Bolt has 9 gold medals in the Olympic Games and 8 gold medals and 2 silver medals in world championships.

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis is a very famous former American track and field athlete, who spashelized in spirnts and long jump. he topped the world rankings the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events frequently from 1981 to the early 1990s . he has also set world records in the 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m relays and he is steel hold the indor long jump world record.

he won 4 gold medals in 1984 Los Angeles Olympic, 2 gold medals and a silver medal in 1988 Seoul Olympic, and won 2 gold medals in 1992 Barcelona Olympic and a gold medal in 1996 Atlanta Olympic after which he retired. Besides his Olympic craier he also won 8 gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal in World Championships. He was voted the “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee and. Lewis also named as the “Olympian of the Century” by the Sports Illustrated. Lewis is also responsible for one of the greatest undefeted straiks in sports with 65 consecutive victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years.

chapter 2 - scandals at the Olympic games

during the history of the Olympic games, it were a subject of many scandals, controversies, and illegal drug uses. in this chapter I will give some exampels of these subject in the athletics events

the easiest victory

in the 1908 London Olympic Games in the 400 meters event, American winner John Carpenter was disqualified for blocking the British athlete Wyndham Halswelle. the way he did that was legal in accordance with the American rules but illegal accordance the British rules. . As a result of the disqualification, a second final race without Carpenter was ordered. In the the second race Halwelle was seposed to face the other two finalists William Robbins and John Taylor, but both were from the United States and decided not to contest the repeat of the final to protest the judges' decision. Therfore, Halswelle was the only men, who compete in the race

in the 1912 Shtokholm Olympic Games, American athlete Jim Thorpe was stripped of his gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon because he had played in the professional minor baseball league three years earlier. in 1912 the low was that only unprofessional athlete (they did not get money from sports) may participate in the Olympic games. the decathlon silver medalist, Hugo Wieslander, refused to accept the medal when it was offered to him. in 1983 the gold medals were restored to Thorpe's children, 30 years after his death.

in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, Finnish athlete Paavo Nuri, who has already had 9 gold medals at the Olympics, was disqualify from the game. The reason was that the Sweden claimed that Nuri was a professional athlete and he had received too much money for his travels. this incident retrograded the relationship between Finland and Sweden and therefore, Finland refuse to participate in the traditional Finland - Sweden athletics international.

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