Category Archives: Legendary Athlete

Beryl Burton

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British cyclist Beryl Burton dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK in the 1960s, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles.

Fatima Whitbread

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British javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread set a world record in the qualifying round of the 1986 European Championships and became World Champion in 1987.

Mark Spitz

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During his amazing career, American swimmer Mark Spitz set 33 official world records and won 9 Olympic golds, including 7 at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Gert Fredriksson

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Swedish kayaker Gert Fredriksson dominated his sport during the 1940s and 50s, setting world records and winning multiple Olympic medals.

Jesse Owens

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American superstar Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, running the 100 meter sprint in 10.3 seconds.