Olympics: Unforgettable moments

Updated: Jul 23, 2012 14:07 IST

In 1957, an automobile crash nearly killed Melbourne 1956 discus gold medallist Al Oerter, but he recovered to defend his title at Rome 1960 with an Olympic record. In Tokyo 1964, Oerter, bothered by a neck injury and a torn rib cartilage, again smashed the Olympic record to complete hat-trick. He went to Mexico City in 1968, and produced another record to become the first athlete to win four consecutive gold.
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In 1957, an automobile crash nearly killed Melbourne 1956 discus gold medallist Al Oerter, but he recovered to defend his title at Rome 1960 with an Olympic record. In Tokyo 1964, Oerter, bothered by a neck injury and a torn rib cartilage, again smashed the Olympic record to complete hat-trick. He went to Mexico City in 1968, and produced another record to become the first athlete to win four consecutive gold.

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