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Martin Sheridan

July 1908: Martin Sheridan of the USA in practice for the Discus event of the 1908 London Olympics. He went on to win the Gold Medal, as he had done at the 1904 and 1906 Olympics, with an Olympic Record of 40.89 metres. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Ralph Rose

July 1908: Ralph Rose of the United States in practice for the Shot Put event at the 1908 London Olympics. He went on to win the Gold Medal. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Matthew McGrath

July 1908: Matthew McGrath of the USA about to throw the Hammer at the 1908 London Olympics. He was the World Record holder at the time but finished second to fellow American John Flanagan. He won the event at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Eric Lemming

1st July 1908: Eric Lemming of Sweden winner of the Javelin event at the 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Dorando Pietri

July 1908: Dorando Pietri of Italy who, despite finishing first in the Marathon at the 1908 London Olympics, was disqualified for being helped over the line after collapsing just yards from the end. The Gold Medal went to John Hayes of the USA. Pietri is seen here with a special Gold Cup presented to him by the Queen. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Putting Medal

July 1908: Queen Alexandra presents Ralph Rose of the USA with the Shot putting gold medal at the 1908 Olympics. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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