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Ray Ewry

Ray Ewry

Raymond "Ray" Clarence Ewry was an American track and field athlete who won 8 gold medals at the Olympic Games and 2 gold medals at the Intercalated Games. This puts him among the most successful Olympians of all time. His 8 Olympic gold medals in individual events are second only to Michael Phelps's 11. Ewry was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and contracted polio as a young boy. For a short while, he was in a wheelchair, and it was feared that he might become paralysed for life. However, Ewry did his own exercises and overcame his illness. Ewry attended Purdue University, where he became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. After receiving a graduate degree in engineering at ... more on Wikipedia

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