Olympiad: 1900 Paris Summer Games

At the Paris 1900 Olympic Games, Alvin Kraenzlein's technique helped him become the first to win four gold medals in individual events at a single Olympics.
Ray Ewry was orphaned and contracted polio as a youngster, but worked hard to develop into a world-class athlete and won eight gold medals over three Olympic Games.
James Connolly dropped out of Harvard to participate in the first-ever modern Olympics, the Athens 1896 Olympic Games, where he placed first in the very first event, the triple jump.
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