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The Olympic Pursuit

  • The Flying Fin-Paavo Nurmi

    The Flying Fin-Paavo Nurmi
    This three time Olympian is considered to be one of the greatest Olympic runners of all time. This athlete from Finland was very impressive in his performances and has won over 10 Olympic medals, including 9 gold and 3 silver. The Flying Fin competed in 3 Olympics from 1920 to 1928.
  • The Female Phenomenon-Larissa Latiyine

    The Female Phenomenon-Larissa Latiyine
    Larissa Latiyine, the female phenomenon is an outstanding gymnast. She has the second most medals ever earned in the Olympics, including 9 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze. Four of these medals were won with her competitive gymnastics team. Phelps has recently beaten her record by earning 22 Olympic medals and 18 of them are gold.
  • The Flexable Athlete-Sawao Kato

    The Flexable Athlete-Sawao Kato
    Sawao Kato is the most successful male Olympic gymnast, with his stride of victory extending from 1968 to 1976. This Olympian had a very impressive performance in the 1972 Olympic when he won a gold medal. Throughout his career, this accomplished gymnast earned 12 Olympic medals, which included 8 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze.
  • The Swimmimg Frenzy-Mark Spitz

    The Swimmimg Frenzy-Mark Spitz
    This swimming frenzy held a 40 year record for winning the most consecutive gold medals at the Olympics. One of his greatest accomplishments would be the number of Olympic medals he had won, including 9 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, for a total of 11 Olympic medals.
  • The Veteran-Birgit Fischer

    The Veteran-Birgit Fischer
    She started her career being the youngest Olympic kayaker ever. Topping things off, this German athlete competed in a total of 6 Olympics; in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000. To finish things off, this outstanding Olympian was also the youngest Olympic medalist. Her record for winning medals included 8 gold and 4 silver medals during her Olympic time span.
  • The Champion-Carl Lewis

    The Champion-Carl Lewis
    Thought to be one of the greatest Olympians of all time, Carl Lewis competed in 4 Olympics, although he qualified for five. Like other athletes, Lewis competed in many track and field events and with that, he tied Jesse Owens' record of 4 gold medals in his first Olympics. He won a total of 9 gold and 1 silver Olympic medals in his victorious stride.
  • The Rowing Fury-Steven Redgrave

    The Rowing Fury-Steven Redgrave
    Rowing was Redgrave’s specialty. He competed in 3 Olympics, including the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics. During those Olympics, this rower won 5 straight gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze Olympic medals. He is truly outstanding!
  • The Aqua Weapon-Jenny Thompson

    The Aqua Weapon-Jenny Thompson
    This American swimmer ranks in my top 3 favourite athletes, since she has competed in the recent Olympics. Thompson specializes in freestyle and butterfly and she has won many medals in these strokes. She has competed in four Olympics; in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004, making her the most decorated female Olympic swimmer. Her medal count includes 8 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze Olympic medal.
  • The Winter Olympian-BjØrn Dæhlie

    The Winter Olympian-BjØrn Dæhlie
    This Russian skier is in fact the first Winter Olympian on this timeline and he is considered to be one of the best cross-country skiers of all time. Dœhlie originally wanted to play football, though he participated in the 1994 and 1998 Olympics as a skier. He won 8 gold and 4 silver Olympic medals in his career.
  • The Pool Shark-Michael Phelps

    The Pool Shark-Michael Phelps
    The Number 1 Olympian and most decorated Olympian of all time is Michael Phelps because of his outstanding performances in the pool. This “Pool Shark” has stormed up a total of 14 gold medals, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals from swimming in only three Olympics. Presently, he is training for the upcoming Olympics in 2016! I look up to Phelps because he never gives up and he keeps training and performing above the bar. Michael Phelps is truly the greatest Olympian of all time!
  • The Canadian Storm-Alex Bilodeau

    The Canadian Storm-Alex Bilodeau
    This Canadian Olympian has proven our country proud with his skills in skiing. He has won many medals, including the first gold medal for Canada in Vancouver at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Bilodeau has also recently won a gold medal in Sochi 2014. He has been to the Olympics twice, in 2010 and 2014.
  • The Super Sisters-Dufour-Lapointe Sisters

    The Super Sisters-Dufour-Lapointe Sisters
    These two Canadian freestyle skiers, sisters Chloe and Justine, are crazy on the slopes. They both ski for Canada, just like Bilodeau, however, these sisters stood on the podium together in the Sochi Winter Games this past winter. It was an amazing moment when Chloe came in first and Justine came in second place. Chloe has been in the Olympics since 2010 and her sister has been in one in 2014.
  • The Dreamer-JB

    The Dreamer-JB
    This boy is on an Olympic pursuit. He was won over 100 medals and ribbons in his time as a swimmer and he has broken his own coach's record. Some of his other accomplishements include being able to swim at 2 months old and being the top 10 and under male swimmer in Canada. He has been swimming competitively since 2010 and "The Dreamer" is training to go to the Olympics in 2020.