The Most Successful Olympic Track and Field Athlete

paavo_nurmi_vappu

Nine Olympic gold medals and more silvers than Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt have combined: three.

Most incredibly Paavo Nurmi won both 1500m and 5000m gold medals despite the races were ran only an hour apart in Paris 1924.

 

4 thoughts on “The Most Successful Olympic Track and Field Athlete

  1. My grandfather’s sister was the mother of President Kakkonen (the longest serving president of Finland) —Emilia Pylvänäinen. My mother’s last name—Pylvänäinen—Kakkonen was the Finnish high jump champion in 1924 —not sure if he got an olympic medal? I can not find any records..My aunt said he did attain this honour? If anyone knows..please let me know..thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: