AGASSI Andre (1970) United States / Tennis
Having won all the major tennis tournaments of the professional tour, most of them several times (French Open, Flushing Meadow, Wimbledon, Australian Open), Andre Agassi could not fail in his quest to add an Olympic title to his record of achievements. He did just this at the 1996 Atlanta games winning the final against the Spaniard Sergi Bruguera. He dedicated his victory to his father who, as a boxer, had taken part in the 1948 and 1952 games with the Iranian team.Considered to be one of the best players in the world, Andre Agassi remains at the top of his league. At nearly 30 years old, he continues to dominate the major professional tournaments and ranks n° 1 in the world. The American would have liked to defend his title in Sydney, but when his mother and sister fell gravely ill, he preferred to remain at their sides and support them.