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July 29, 1978 Keeth Thomas Smart, the first American to be named the top-ranked fencer internationally, was born in Brooklyn, New York. In 2003, he became the first American to gain the sport’s number one international ranking. Smart competed at three Olympic Games, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games where he won a Silver medal as a member of the U. S. Sabre team, the first Olympic medal for a U. S. men’s team since 1948.

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Michael Phelps' photo finish victory over Serbia's Milorad Cavic at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - BEIJING - AUGUST 21: Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 200m Final and the gold medal held at the National Stadium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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August 17 2008 – Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz in Gold Medals won at a single Olympics, winning eight at the Beijing Summer Games.

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The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

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