HOGSHEAD Nancy (1962), United States / Swimming
This American swimmer dreamt of equaling the record of the best swimmers in Olympic history by carrying off four gold medals. During the 1984 games in Los Angeles she had to be content with only three for the 100 m freestyle, 4 x 100 m freestyle and the 4 x 100 medley. The fourth medal, for the 200m butterfly, was only a silver. To obtain this result, the American trained under all conditions. She admitted to having swum in the pool summer and winter, even when there was a layer of ice on the diving board.