Cie - Cio
B. 1950-08-03, Germany
Track and Field (2 gold)
Became the second man in history (after Abebe
Bikila) to double on the Olympic Marathon.
When he crossed the finish line in Montreal, a lap indicator showed "1". Just to make sure, he ran the extra lap. When he finished it, he was greeted by defending champion, and now silver medallist Frank Shorter.
He would come first on a third Olympic Marathon course as well, in testing the Sydney 2000 course.
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B. 1962-11-09, Romania
Rowing (2 gold)
When Marioara Ciobanu-Popescu (1),Veronica
Cogeanu-Cochela (4), Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipa
(5), Ioana Olteanu (1), Elena Georgescu (1), Doina
Ignat (1) and 3 new rowers stepped into the Eight at Atlanta, they had
already won 13 medals between them. They outpaced the Canadians by over 4
seconds to win another gold and lift them high up the Great Olympian
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