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    Alexander Popov


    The fastest of his generation Alexander Popov dominated the men’s sprint freestyle discipline at the Barcelona Games, winning gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle events and silver medals in the ...

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    Yevgeny Sadovyi


    Teenage record breaker Yevgeny Sadovyi dominated competition in the men’s pool in Barcelona winning 3 gold medals and setting two world records. The 19-year old Russian, who competed under the flag of...

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    Chris Boardman


    The first of many If there was a moment when the British woke up to Olympic cycling it was probably in the summer of 1992 when Chris Boardman won the first cycling Olympic gold medal for his nation in...

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    Krisztina Egerszegi


    Queen of the Barcelona pool Krisztina Egerszegi won three Olympic gold medals in Barcelona, the 100m backstroke, the 200m backstroke and the 400m medley. Affectionately known as ‘the Little Mouse’ in ...

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    Women’s 10,000m Final


    From humble beginnings Derartu Tulu grew up tending cattle on the dusty plains of Ethiopia but went on to become an Olympic legend. The 21-year old from the village of Bekoji became the first black Af...

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    Lip Oleniuc


    Twenty years at the top Elisabeta Lipa-Oleniuc of Romania is the most decorated Olympic rower ever. With five gold medals, two silver, and a bronze over an astonishing 20-year period, the Romanian won...

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    Womens hockey


    The group stage Host nation Spain caused one of the biggest upsets at the Barcelona Games in 1992, winning the Womens field hockey gold medal. Having qualified automatically, Spain was drawn against G...

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    Tatiana Gutsu


    Gymnast Tatiana Gutsu, known affectionately in her native Ukraine as ‘The Painted Bird of Odessa,’ claimed the all-round gold medal and a team gold at the Barcelona Games. Her extraordinary Olympic ...

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    Yolanda Gail Devers


    Against the odds A true champion, Yolanda Gail Devers’ track success came after years of misdiagnosed health problems. The American failed to qualify for the 1988 South Korean Olympics games in Seoul ...

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    De La Hoya


    Greatness thrust upon him The name Oscar De La Hoya is so synonymous with boxing it’s easy to forget how his remarkable career started. The young Mexican-American avoided confrontation as a child, pre...


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