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Three-peating wasn't enough for Oerter

Updated: June 29, 2007, 6:45 PM ET
By Ron Flatter | Special to ESPN.com

Fortune Gordien. "Rink" Babka. Ludvik Danek. Jay Silvester. Between 1956 and 1968, they were supposed to win discus gold medals in the Olympics.

Al Oerter overcame all of them.

Perhaps more impressive, Oerter overcame his own body telling him to stop. Instead, he won four consecutive gold medals, making him the first athlete to four-peat in any Olympic event.

Oerter's flair for the dramatic may not have been intentional. After all, who would want ...

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