MENNEA Pietro (1952) Italy / Track and field
An athlete who had an exceptionally long career. He was just 20 when he gained a bronze medal at Munich in 1972.He was 28 when he won his 200 m gold and broke the world record on the track in Moscow in 1980. That year, the best American runners were prevented from competing because of the Western boycott (but he still broke the world record, all the same!).