USA national team is well-known for its extraordinary players over the years in the Olympics. They have made great performances and brought back the victories for their team which become a big pride of their nation as well. They had to try their best and trained for years in order to being participated in Olympics. If you don’t know much about some best winning moments of USA team, please have a look at the list below!
- The Dream Team, Barcelona 1992
It is also known as the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team which was the first American olympic team that had the appearance of professional players from NBA ( National Basketball Association). The event was held in Spain which attracted many athletes from many nations around the world. The leader of US team was Michael Jordan- an excellent basketball player along with other famous one such as : Larry Bird, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, and Charles Barkley,…. It had a nickname as “ dream team” because they were the best collection and brought the gold medal for their team.
- Rulon Gardner, Sydney 2000
Rulon Ellis Gardner was born on August 16th,1971. Before being well-known as a retired Olympic medalist wrestler, he was just a normal citizen in Wyoming and didn’t expect to have chance of taking part in the Summer Olympics in Sydney. Thanks to his hard training, he surpassed a strong opponent from Russia Aleksandr Karelin—who had been awarded three straight gold medals throughout his career. Gardner won the gold medal in 2000 and bronze one in 2004- which were the best individual prizes that he achieved in Olympics.
- Michael Phelps, Beijing 2008
He is treated as one of the most famous Olympian of all the time who was well-known for his excellent talent in swimming. He has established his reputation when participating in 2008 beijing games and achieved consecutive eight gold medals. Thanks to this winning, Phelps was also awarded the all-time records for Olympic gold medals and became the best player ever.
- Mary Lou Retton, Los Angeles 1984
She is noted for one of the most popular athletes around the world. Mary is a retired gymnast who comes from America. She has boosted her name up when participating in the summer Olympics In Los Angeles. Thanks to the great performance, she achieved gold medal in the all-round competition. She becomes the typical image of American players and also known as the first woman to get the gold one in this difficult round. Besides, she had two silver medals and two bronze medals in other aspects of the tournament.
- Mark Spitz, Munich 1972
If you usually follow news about best athletes in swimming, you will absolutely know Mark Spitz. He is an American competitive swimmer and throughout his career, he has been awarded many valuable prizes. He was very successful that he set records in every aspects he took part in. Especially in 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, he won seven gold medals which made his reputation to a new level.