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Vasiliki Millousi of Greece - podium training at the 2012 European Gymnastics Championships

Rocky Marciano The only world heavyweight boxing champion to retire undefeated, his 49 victories featured 43 knockouts and on the way he beat such great fighters as Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott, Roland La Starza, and Ezzard Charles.

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Photo by Eileen Langsley - Aurelia Dobre (Romania) on the way to winning the world title at the 1987 Rotterdam World Championships

Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) - an American baseball player who, (in April of 1947), became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball. By 1949, he had won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

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After destroying her ankle in a previous, failed vault-attempt, Kerrie Strug completed the twisting Yurchenko (perhaps the most difficult move in women's gymnastics) and received a score of 9.712 (out of a possible 10.000), leading the U.S. team to its first-ever gold medal in women's gymnastics.