5 incredible medal streaks at the Olympics

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Indian hockey team after winning their third straight Olympic gold in 1936
Amit Sinha
Modified 28 Jun 2016
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The Olympic Games have thrown up innumerable stories of grit and determination over the years and it's a true testimony to grit and determination that some names have got them etched in the history of the Olympics by coming back to the grandest stage and pulling off incredible feats again and again. Here is a list of some of the most memorable and longest streaks.

Some of the usual suspects like Mark Spitz, Larisa Latynina, and Michael Phelps miss out for their rich hauls were spread across few Olympics. This list is instead about athletes and teams who came again and again to Olympics and won medals across several editions of the Games.

So here is a look at five glorious streaks in the history of Olympics

1. Edoardo Mangiarotti, 1936-1960, 6 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze

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Edoardo Mangiarotti sharpening his skills

Born into a family of fencing, Mangiarotti was an Italian fencer who won 13 medals in Olympics. He was a champion of both the epee and foil events. By the time he last featured in Rome Olympics of 1960, 24 years after his first appearance in the Berlin Olympics of 1936, Mangiarotti had 13 Olympic medals to his name that included 6 Gold, 5 Silver 2 Bronze.

8 of these medals came in team events while he bagged 4 individual medals. Dario Mangiarotti, Edoardo’s elder brother, also had two Olympic medals to his name.

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Published 28 Jun 2016
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