MASTERKOVA Svetlana (1968) Russia / Track and field
This Russian athlete will undoubtedly remain the brief heroine of the 1996 Games in Atlanta. The winner of the middle-distance double - the 800 and 1500m - she became famous at the age of 28. Masterkova doesn't very much like spending long sweaty hours training. That no doubt explains her late emergence and her choice to run only the 1500m in Sydney after winning the world championships in Seville a year earlier.It was not enough, and she didn't even make the podium.