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1988 Olympic Usa Swimming Team

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The 27th Olympiad was held in Sydney, Australia… American sprinter Marion Jones became the first woman to win 5 track and field medals in a single Olympic Games. She was born in Belize, a small country in Central American.


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The XVI Summer Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)… Jefferson Perez became the first athlete from Ecuador to win a gold medal. Perez was given a hero´s welcome when he returned to his country.


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Peru won the silver medal in women´s volleyball in the XXIII Summer Olympic Games in South Korea. The silver medal for Peru was the second ever won by that country in Olympic competition.


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The 26th Olympiad was held in Atlanta… Venuste Niyongabo became the first runner from Burundi to win a gold medal. Burundi is one of the most poorest countries in Africa.


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One of the most famous athletes in South African history is Josia Thugwane. He won the gold medal in the marathon at the Atlanta Olympics. Josia became South Africa´s first black gold medalist.


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Costa Rica has had great sportswomen in the Olympic Games: Claudia Poll Arenhs (swimmer, won Olympic gold medal in 200m freestyle, 1996) and Sylvia Poll Arenhs (swimmer, won Olympic silver medal in 200m freestyle, 1988).


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Frankie Fredericks was the first sprinter from Namibia to win four Olympic medals (Barcelona´92 and Atlanta´96 ).


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John Akii-Bua is the only Ugandan athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. He won the 400m hurdles at the 1972 Munich Olympics.


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Edwin Vasquez Cam became the first Peruvian athlete to win an Olympic medal in shooting. He was Olympic champion in 1948.


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Lloyd Labeach is the only Panamanian sprinter to win two Olympic medals. In 1948 he won two bronze medals at the London Olympics (100 and 200 meters).


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The XXI Summer Olympic Games were held in Montreal, Canada… Hasely Crawford became the first athlete from Trinidad & Tobago to win an Olympic gold medal.


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Anthony Conrad Nesty is the only Afro-Caribbean to win an Olympic gold medal in the swimming competition at the Olympic Games. He won the 100m butterfly at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He is a hero in Suriname, a beautiful country in South America.


Alejandro Guevara Onofre: He is a freelance writer.Alejandro is of Italian, African and Peruvian ancestry. He's studied political science and journalism. He has published more than seventy-five research paper in English, and more than twenty in Spanish, concerning the world issues, Olympic sports, countries, and tourism. His next essay is called "The Dictator and Alicia Alonso". He is an expert on foreign affairs. Furthermore, Alejandro is the first author who has published a world-book encyclopedia in Latina America.


He admires Frida Kahlo (Mexican painter), Hillary Clinton (ex-First Lady of the USA), and Jimmy Carter (former President of the USA). His favorite film is "Gorillas in the Mist".Some of his favorite books are “The Return of Eva Peron and the Killings in Trinidad” (by V.S.Naipaul), "Las Mujeres de los Dictadores" (by Juan Gasparini) and “Murder of a Gentle Land” (by John Barron and Anthony Paul).His personal motto is "The future is for those people who believe in the beauty o f their dreams" by Eleanor Roosevelt.


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