Top 10 Extreme Olympians of All Time

Top 10 Extreme Olympians of All Time

The most famous event in the world of sports, where the athletes struggle to win for themselves as well as for their country, where the status of the entire country is at palisade– such is the fairness of the Olympics Games. Olympics have seen wonders, prodigies, incredible world records. The magnificence of winning a medal at Olympics is the dream of every sportsperson in the world. The hard work, the commitment it takes to reach that base is incomparable to anything else. It’s an fascination for some. Ruthless competition, glory of the organization, the heat of Olympics feasts long before the actual games.

Olympics has given us champions, such outstanding sportsperson whose magnificent remains fixed in our minds and history forever. Let’s take a look at those who have risen above all. Here’s a list of 10 Extreme Olympians of all times!

10. Nadia Comaneci

9. Jessie Owens

8. Emile Zatopek

7. Fanny Blankers-Koen

6. Carl Lewis

5. Paavo Nurmi

4. Larisa Latynina

3. Mark Spitz

2. Michael Phelps

1. Steve Redgrave

The most adorned rower in Olympics, Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave is the only Olympian to have won gold medals in five different successive Olympic Games. He became the BBC Sports Personality of the Year after winning his fifth gold in the fifth successive Olympics detained in Sydney. A dyslexic since childhood, Steve was pleased with a gold Olympic Pin by the President of International Olympics Team at the 2000 Olympics. His 14 gold medals, including the Olympics and the World Championships have till date been unconquerable by any other rower. Steve’s victorious streak made it to the top of the list of 100 Greatest Sporting Seconds, in 2002. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, in May 2001 in Buckingham Palace, for his ‘facilities to rowing’. Steve Redgrave’s attainment of five consecutive gold medals has made him the greatest Olympian of all time!

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