Nadia Comaneci Nadia Comaneci At the age of 14, Comaneci became one of the stars of the 1976 Summer Olympics inMontreal. During her routine on the uneven bars she scored a 10.0, the highest score possible. It was the first time in modern Olympic gymnastics history that the score had ever been awarded. Comaneci won offive Olympic gold medals in total and is one of the best-known gymnasts in the world .
Jenny Thompson Jenny ThompsonJenny Thompson is one of the mostdecorated Olympians in history,winning twelve medals, includingeight golds, while representing theUSA in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and2004 Summer Olympics.
Daley Thompson Daley ThompsonDaley Thompson won the decathlongold medal at the Olympic Games in1980 and 1984, and broke the worldrecord for the event four times.Thompsons best score in thedecathlon was 8847 points, set in the1984 Olympic competition – a worldrecord that stood until 1992.
Michael Johnson Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson still holds the worldrecord in the 200 metres, 400 metresand 4 x 400 metres relay. He won fiveOlympic gold medals and wascrowned world champion nine times.He is the only male sprint athlete inhistory to win both the 200 metresand 400 metres events at the sameOlympics.
Steve Redgrave Steve RedgraveSteve Redgrave won gold medals atfive Olympic Games from 1984 to2000. He is the only Briton ever toachieve this and only four otherOlympians achieved the same.Redgrave has also won nine RowingWorld Championship gold medals.
Michael Phelps Michael PhelpsAfter winning his eighth goldmedal in the Mens 4 x 100mMedley Final in Beijing, Phelpsbecame the most decorated everOlympian with 14 golds in total.The previous record was nineOlympic Gold Medals. Willanyone ever beat his record?
Cassius Clay / Muhammed Ali Cassius Clay / Muhammed AliCassius Clay won gold at the 1960Summer Olympics in Rome. His recordwas 100 wins, with five losses, whenhe ended his amateur career. Clay,who changed his name to MuhammedAli after joining in 1964, remains theonly man to have won the linearheavyweight championship threetimes and was also the winner of anOlympic Light-heavyweight goldmedal.