GUNN Richard (1871 - 1961), Great Britain / Boxing
This boxer was so strong and impressive that he only lost a single fight in a career spanning 15 years at the end of the last century. He was so good that the authorities at the time asked him to give up boxing so as to not discourage his opponents who withdrew as soon as they knew he would be in the ring. However, during the London games in 1908, Gunn came out of retirement and took part in the Olympic tournament in the featherweight category. And of course he won the Olympic title. He was 37 at the time, and one of the oldest champions in Olympic history.