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MANOLIU Lia (1932) Romania / Track and field
Starting her career as a discus thrower at the 1956 games in Melbourne and going on to win two bronze medals in Rome and Tokyo, Manoliu finally gained her gold at the fourth attempt in Mexico City, 19...


MARATHON
Though now an athletics competition, the marathon was originally the exploit of one man. In 490 BC, the soldier Philippides ran from the village of Marathon to Athens to tell the people of the Greeks'...


MARKIN Viktor (1957) Russia / Track and field
400 m champion at the Moscow games in 1980, the Russian athlete added a second medal to his collection in the 4x400 m relay, won by the Soviet team. ...


MARSH Mike (1967) United States / Track and Field
Double Olympic champion at Barcelona in 1992, Marsh took the 200 m gold and the 4x100 m gold with the US relay team.His two victories were enhanced by breaking two world records. ...


MARTINEZ Miguel (1976) France / Cycling
Undoubtedly too young in Atlanta, the small French mountain bike-rider ended up on the third step of the podium. But in Sydney it was a genuine reigning world champion who lined up at the start of th...


MASTENBROEK Hendrika (1919 - 2003) Netherlands / Swimming
Taking advantages of the weaknesses of the American swimmers, Rie Mastenbroek took three gold medals in the pool at the Berlin games in 1936.She won the 100 m and 400 m freestyle and led the Dutch tea...


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. Masterko...


MATHIAS Bob (1930) United States / Track and field
Before England's Daley Thomson in the 80s, American Bob Mathias was considered to be the best decathlete in the world.He won two consecutive titles in 1948 and 1952 in London and Helsinki.When he won ...


MATTHES Roland (1950) Germany / Swimming
The world's best backstroke swimmer dominated the scene in the late 60s and early 70s, taking the 100 m and 200 m golds at Mexico City and Munich. His long, slim physique was perfect for the disciplin...


MATTHEWS Vince (1947) COLLETT Wayne (1949) United States / Track and Field
At Munich, Vince Matthews took the gold in the 400 m, with Wayne Collet in second place. On the podium, they were astonishingly nonchalant, twiddling their medals in their fingers while the Stars and ...


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