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CONOLLY James (1868 - 1957) United States / Track and field
He had the honour of being the very first gold medal winner of the modern games, the first athlete to make the top spot on the podium at the 1896 Athens games, following his triumph in the triple jump. Conolly showed his physical prowess over the days that followed his victory by taking the silver medal in the high jump and the bronze for the long jump.He was back on the podium at the 1900 Paris games, for a silver medal this time in the triple jump.After his brilliant athletic career, Conolly turned his hand to journalism and writing. He wrote some 25 novels and 200 short stories.
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