1904 St. Louis Games
Medal count: Three golds, two silvers, one bronze
Fellow American gymnast Anton Heida won five gold medals at the St. Louis games, but Eyser (the gymnast in the full-length pants at left) won his three – including a springboard-less vault over a pommel horse – while competing with a wooden leg. He had lost most of his left leg after it was run over by a train when he was a kid. He earned his other golds in the parallel bars and 25-foot rope climb.