1984 Los Angeles Games, 1988 Seoul Games, 1992 Barcelona Games, 1996 Atlanta Games
Track and field
Medal count: Nine golds, one silver
Already one of the fastest men in the world, Lewis set out to match Jesse Owens' four-medal performance at the Los Angeles games in 1984. He easily won the 100 meter, long jump, and 200 meter, then anchored the 4x100 team to a world record finish of 37.83 seconds. In 1988, Lewis initially lost the 100-meter gold to Ben Johnson, but won after the Canadian sprinter tested positive for steroids. Lewis failed to qualify in the individual races in 1992, but anchored another record-setting team in the 4x100. In 1996, he won the long jump for the fourth consecutive time, one of only three men in Olympic history to win an event four times in a row.