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Olympic medal greats

CARL LEWIS: Nine gold medals and one silver in the 1984, '88, '92 and '96 Games. Winner of four straight Olympic long jumps.

MARK SPITZ: Won nine swimming gold medals, one silver and one bronze for the United States in the 1968 and '72 games.

PAAVO NURMI: Finnish long-distance runner had nine golds and three silvers in the games of 1920, '24 and '28.

AL OERTER: The American won the discus in four straight Olympics from 1956-68.

RAY EWRY: Won eight golds for United States in the standing long jump, standing broad jump and standing triple jump in 1904 and 1908. Also won two golds in the controversial 1906 games, which are not recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

Carl Lewis in the Olympics

1984 Games, Los Angeles

100m 9.9 seconds

200m 19.80 seconds

400m relay 37.83 seconds +

Long jump 28-0

1988 Games, Seoul

100m 9.92 seconds +

200m 19.79 seconds

Long jump 28-7{

1992 Games, Barcelona

Long jump 28-5{

400m relay 37.40 seconds

1996 Games, Atlanta

Long jump 27-10}

+ World record

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