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from Bleacher Report

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

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My jaw hit the floor the first time I saw this horse move, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro. Gold medalists at London!

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The most exciting athlete in all of track and field, Usain Bolt literally set the gold standard in his breathtaking 2008 performance in Beijing. The Jamaican joined American Carl Lewis as the only athlete to win three golds in sprinting races with victories in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 relay, but became the first athlete to set world records in winning each event.

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Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.

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Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete — a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, & best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.

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from Forbes

American Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Is Hooked On Words With Friends

Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is a retired[6] American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (18, double the second highest record holders), Olympic gold medals in individual events (11), and Olympic medals in individual events for a male (13).

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from Mail Online

Olympic hero Usain Bolt set for summer sprint at Crystal Palace

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from the Guardian

Michael Phelps's Olympic medals - in pictures

swimming champion swimmer: Michael Phelps wins in the men's swimming 200m individual medley

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