HOUSER Clarence (1901 - 1994), United States / Track and field
To become Olympic champion discus thrower at the 1924 Paris Olympics, this American athlete invented a technique which enabled him to gain speed using a circular movement. A technique close to that used today. He kept his title four years later, in Amsterdam. After his success at discus, he also won the shot put, with feet together as was the practise at the time, and won three gold medals.