Rio 2016
-735 days
Pyeongchang 2018
-1288 days
Tokyo 2020
-2184 days
DAVIS Glen (1934) United States / Track and field
An eclectic athlete, this American student didn't really know what sport to choose when he enrolled at Ohio State University. He was inclined to favour football until he met Jesse Owens' former coach, who guided him towards the 400 metre hurdles.In the space of two months, he became the world record-holder and Olympic champion in Melbourne in 1956. An unquestionably talented athlete, this champion was in great demand in all the world's stadiums, and it was logical that he should successfully defend his title at the 1960 Games in Rome.At these Olympics, the man his coach willingly compared to Jesse Owens lent the American 4x400 metre team a hand and won his third gold medal.He then retired from competition, at the age of 26.
Copyright Dicolympic - Contact - Conception WFHCustoms