Iconic Images in Summer Olympics History

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  • Michael Johnson 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Jesse Owens Berlin Olympics
  • Kerri Strug 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Greg Louganis 1988 Seoul Olympics
  • Bob Beamon 1968 Mexico Olympics
  • Magic Johnson 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Muhammad Ali 1996 Olympics
  • Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympic Games
  • Michael Phelps Beijing Olympics

Fighting Through the Pain

Olympian Kerri Strug made a memorable Olympic moment at the 1996 Atlanta Games when she continued with her pole vault competition in spite of an injured ankle — and won the gold medal.

(Photo: Susan Ragan /Landov)

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