EVANS Lee (1947) United States / Track and Field
As one of a group of black students taking part in the Mexico Games in 1968, Lee Evans also showed his attachment to black power when he mounted the top step of the podium for the 400 metres. Clad in a beret, he raised his fist to the sky.Evans set a new world record in the 400 metres. It would remain unbeaten for almost 20 years. Two days after his victory, he won another gold medal in the 4x400m relay as part of the American team that beat the world record.After retiring from competition, he moved to Africa and became a coach.