HEIDEN Eric (1958), United States / Speed skating
This muscular medical student with an impressive physique was convinced that he had to win every event at the Lake Placid games in 1980 in order to make his sport known in the United States. He did just that and this ice skater became the hero of the games by winning every event in which he took part. He had prepared himself scientifically and won 5 gold medals. Later on he was to try indoor cycling but the results were not convincing.