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Mormon Records

Mormon Records

Dinah Browne: luge, Virgin Islands

Mormon Family History

First black woman to compete in luge.

Michelle J. Burton: swimming, USA

First man to break the 8 ½ minute barrier in the 800-meter freestyle

The only man to win the Olympic 1,500-meter freestyle twice

Troy Dalbey: swimming, USA

World records in the 400-meter relay at 3:16.53 and the 800-meter relay at 7:12.51

Ambrose “Rowdy” Gains IV: swimming, USA

World records in the 4×400-meter freestyle relay and the 4×400-meter medley relay

Bo Gustafsson: track and field, Sweden

Ranked among the world’s top eight distance walk

Creed Haymond: track and field, USA

World record in 220 yard dash at 21.00 seconds

Werner Hoeger: luge, Venezuela

First father and son to compete against each other

Oldest male competitor, 2002 Olympic Games

Chris Hoeger: luge, Venezuela

First father and son to compete against each other

Ralph Mann: track and field, USA

World record in 440-yard intermediate hurdles of 48.74

Henry Marsh: steeplechase, USA

American record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase of 8:09.17

Second male runner to make four Olympic teams

American record for number of consecutive times to be ranked in the world’s top ten competitors

Leonard Myles-Mills: track and field, Ghana

World record in 100-meter race of 10.15

Alma Richards: track and field, USA

World record for pole vault at 6’4”

Melanie Roach: women’s weightlifting, USA

First American woman to lift twice her own body weight in the clean-and-jerk

Set American records in the clean-and-jerk at 250 pounds and the total event record for both the snatch and the clean-and-jerk at 424 pounds

Cael Sanderson: wrestling, USA

Undefeated four-time champion in NCAA

All time NCAA record holder in Division I

L. Jay Silvester: discus, USA

Broke world record for distance twice

Saimoni Tamani: track and field, Fiji

Oceania 400 indoor record at 47.0 seconds

Peter Vidmar: men’s gymnastics, USA

First USA male gymnasts to win an Olympic medal

One time highest scoring male gymnast in the Olympics

Jack Yerman: track and field, USA

Part of the six man team setting the world record in 4×400 meter relay at 3:02.2

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