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John Akii-Bua Wins Gold

Ugandan athlete John Akii-Bua wins the 400 metre hurdles at the Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium, Munich, 1972. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)
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Beijing 2008 - Opening Ceremony - 178

BEIJING - AUGUST 08: Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China.
Jeff Gross/Getty Images
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Sanchez repeats 400m hurdles gold

London 2012 - Felix Sanchez proudly displays the Dominican Republic flag upon regaining gold in the men’s 400m hurdles, incredibly clocking the exact 47.63 second time that earned him the win in 2004..
IOC/John Huet
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Emotional on the podium

London 2012 - Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic weeps with joy on the gold medal step of the men’s 400m hurdles podium after dedicating the win to his grandmother. Michael Tinsley of the USA stands with silver and Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson takes bronze.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Tinsley resplendent in stars and stripes

London 2012 - Michael Tinsley shows his patriotism for the USA after earning silver in the men’s 400m hurdles.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Golden cleats deliver Sanchez

London 2012 - Around his neck Felix Sanchez wears the flag of the Dominican Republic and the golden shoes that delivered him to a medal of the same color in the men’s 400m hurdles. Sanchez also won this event in 2004 and is one of four two-time 400m hurdle winners.
IOC/Jason Evans
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