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Medal ceremony with the Danish flag, the Union Jack of the United Kingdom, and the New Zealand flag from left to right during the 2008 Summer Olympics

Boris Shakhlin The Soviet gymnast had won a total of seven gold medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Shakhlin began his professional career when he only 12 years old and eventually retired when he was 35 after he experienced a heart attack. Later in his life he turned to teaching at the University of Kiev and in 2002 he joined the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. He passed away in 2008.

INTERESTING SPORTING FACTS: The average golf ball has 336 dimples > Princess Anne, daughter of queen Elizabeth ii, did not have to undergo gender verification at the 1976 Olympics due to “royal courtesy.” > The phrase about winning something “hands down” originally referred 2 a jockey who won a race without whipping his horse or pulling back the reins > China didn't win an Olympic medal until 1984. At the 2008 Beijing games, they won 100 medals.

WEBSTA @ instagram - For UFC (@ufc) fighter Ronda Rousey (@rondarousey), competing is as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. Ronda says “redemption and revenge” serve as her motivators when she steps into the ring, but discipline is the key to her success. Ronda won a bronze medal competing in judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics before becoming the first female fighter contracted by the UFC. Since then, her performance in the Octagon rocketed her to fame in the ring and…

Olympics high jump: Robbie Grabarz wins bronze for GB

Robbie Grabarz won bronze in the London 2012 men's high jump final to help Great Britain overhaul the Olympic medal total set at Beijing 2008. Grabarz, 24, cleared 2.29m to claim third place and Britain's 48th medal of the Games.

Sir Chris Hoy wins sixth Olympic gold medal with keirin victory

Most experts said Team GB could never repeat the success achieved by the track cycling team in Beijing 2008. Most experts were wrong. - the BBC gets emotional


STANISLAS WAWRINKA: Roger Federer is one of my best mates

Best buds Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka celebrate their gold medal in doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics