Phillips Idowu of Great Britain competes in the men's Triple Jump Qualification on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. /Photo/sport/General/01/37/40/601phillips-idowu-great-britain-competes-the-men-triple-jump-13740601374060 Related tags
A professional football, basketball, and baseball player, Thorpe won both the decathlon and pentathlon, winning eight of the combined 15 events. He also competed in the long and high jumps and is widely considered one of the best all-around athletes of the modern era.
Jason Richardson (L) of the U.S. runs as Gary Forbes of the Cayman Islands knocks down a hurdle during their men's 110m hurdles round 1 heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 7, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ATHLETICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)