2 Olympic Gold Medalists That Have Become Household Names Part 1!
The Rio 2016 Olympics has finally come to a close and what better way to celebrate than to commemorate those who became Olympic legends. Countless athletes over the history of the Olympics that gained world-wide recognition. From sports such as swimming to sprints, those who managed to become gold medalists had achieved super stardom. Some of them have even became household names that even the new generation know all about. These Olympians’ achievements have been regarded as out of this world and they have now become an important part of history. Here are some of the Olympic gold medalists that have become household names.
2. Usain Bolt
Dubbed as the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt never ceases to amaze everyone with his incredible speed. Hailing from Jamaica, this 29 year old Olympic gold medalist holds the record of being the fastest sprinter in the world. He has won the most Olympic gold medals for sprinting and he seems to be on a roll. Usain Bolt clearly dominated in the Rio 2016 Olympicsand has been regarded as the fastest man alive. That is definitely not an understatement. Only time will tell whether he will be able to hold this prestigious title. However, he has already become a part of history as the fastest man alive.
1. Michael Phelps
Everyone knows who Michael Phelps is. He is probably the most famous out of all the Olympic athletes in the history of the Olympics. Michael Phelps holds the record of having won the most gold medals with 19 gold medals and counting. Furthermore, he has broken the most records for the past few Olympics. Therefore, he will continue to inspire many aspiring athletes to become the best. His most recent accomplishment is winning the gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley that happened just a few days ago. That is gold medal number 19 and it seems that it will be a long time till someone surpasses his medal record. Although he has announced that it would be his last Olympics, he will still be regarded as an Olympian.
There are a many other Olympic gold medalists that have become household names they will definitely be included in this series of Olympic greats. With the Olympics still fresh in our minds, it is only right to give tribute to those who have inspired us to dream big and become the best of the best just as they have.