Attention-grabbing Information About Olympic Athletes

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The twenty seventh Olympiad was held in Sydney, Australia… American sprinter Marion Jones grew to become the primary lady to win 5 observe and area medals in a single Olympic Video games. She was born in Belize, a small nation in Central American.

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The XVI Summer time Olympic Video games have been held in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)… Jefferson Perez grew to become the primary athlete from Ecuador to win a gold medal. Perez was given a hero´s welcome when he returned to his nation.

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Peru received the silver medal in girls´s volleyball within the XXIII Summer time Olympic Video games in South Korea. The silver medal for Peru was the second ever received by that nation in Olympic competitors.

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The twenty sixth Olympiad was held in Atlanta… Venuste Niyongabo grew to become the primary runner from Burundi to win a gold medal. Burundi is among the most poorest international locations in Africa.

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Some of the well-known athletes in South African historical past is Josia Thugwane. He received the gold medal within the marathon on the Atlanta Olympics. Josia grew to become South Africa´s first black gold medalist.

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Costa Rica has had nice sportswomen within the Olympic Video games: Claudia Ballot Arenhs (swimmer, received Olympic gold medal in 200m freestyle, 1996) and Sylvia Ballot Arenhs (swimmer, received Olympic silver medal in 200m freestyle, 1988).

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Frankie Fredericks was the primary sprinter from Namibia to win 4 Olympic medals (Barcelona´92 and Atlanta´96 ).

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John Akii-Bua is the one Ugandan athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. He received the 400m hurdles on the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Edwin Vasquez Cam grew to become the primary Peruvian athlete to win an Olympic medal in taking pictures. He was Olympic champion in 1948.

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Lloyd Labeach is the one Panamanian sprinter to win two Olympic medals. In 1948 he received two bronze medals on the London Olympics (100 and 200 meters).

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The XXI Summer time Olympic Video games have been held in Montreal, Canada… Hasely Crawford grew to become the primary athlete from Trinidad & Tobago to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Anthony Conrad Nesty is the one Afro-Caribbean to win an Olympic gold medal within the swimming competitors on the Olympic Video games. He received the 100m butterfly on the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He’s a hero in Suriname, an exquisite nation in South America.

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