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American Summer Olympics Legends

Based on the clues, name these heroes from Summer Olympics past.
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First submittedJune 12, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 2, 2016
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Year
Clue
Event
Athlete
2016
Won 4 golds, including the all-around. Considered by many
the greatest gymnast of-time
Gymnastics
Simone Biles
2008
Won 8 golds
Swimming
Michael Phelps
1996
Stuck the landing on a broken ankle
Gymanstics
Kerri Strug
1996
Wore gold shoes and dominated the men's 200 and 400
Track & Field
Michael Johnson
1992
Nickname of the 1992 American basketball juggernaut
Basketball
Dream Team
1988
Won the heptathlon and women's long jump
Track & Field
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1988
Dominated his opponents in the light middleweight division,
but was robbed of gold by corrupt judges
Boxing
Roy Jones, Jr.
1988
Won the women's 100, 200 and relay
Track & Field
Florence Griffith-Joyner
1984
Won the 100, 200, long jump and relay
Track & Field
Carl Lewis
1984
Won golds in the men's 3m springboard and 10m platform
Diving
Greg Louganis
1984
Women's all-around winner
Gymnastics
Mary Lou Retton
1976
Won the decathlon, and later became a Kardashian step-father
Track & Field
Bruce Jenner
1972
Won 7 golds
Swimming
Mark Spitz
1968
Shattered the long jump world record - by almost 2 feet
Track & Field
Bob Beamon
1968
"Flopped" his way to high jump gold
Track & Field
Dick Fosbury
1960
Won the women's 100, 200 and relay
Track & Field
Wilma Rudolph
1936
Stuck it to Hitler by winning 4 gold medals
Track & Field
Jesse Owens
1912
Native American who won the pentathlon and decathlon
Track & Field
Jim Thorpe
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level 49
Jul 21, 2012
I think Ali is more famous than at least half of these legends.
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level 77
Feb 27, 2013
I agree, though his later achievements eclipsed any fame that he earned for his performance at the Olympics, and so he wasn't really famous for the Olympics, maybe that's why he is not included here. http://www.ali.com/legend_olympics.php
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level 77
Feb 27, 2013
should have gotten Joyner-Kersee... she's the subject of one of the readings in the text book I use. I have to re-read it with students about once every other month. Just couldn't recall her name.
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level 16
May 1, 2013
funny how denise lewis gets accepted for carl lewis lol
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level 72
Jan 7, 2014
Ugh. Kerri didn't have a broken ankle. It was a bad sprain. The media sure did their job in over-hyping the facts of the injury!
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level 55
May 10, 2014
Soon to be a Kardashian step-MOTHER...
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level 58
Sep 18, 2015
Mary Lou Retton was and remains the most over-rated US Olympic athlete.
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level 72
Aug 18, 2016
Happy with 10/19 - it would be interesting to get stats for this quiz for both US and non-US quizzers!