Today in Sports History #8 - True Olympic champion in Winter and Summer Games (February 15, 1932)

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Hello Steemians - here comes another edition of "Today in Sports History" - a story linking Summer and Winter Olympics. On February 15, 1932 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes the first ever athlete to win gold in both Summer and Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold). To date, only five athletes have won medals at the Olympic Summer and Winter Games. Edward Eagan is still the only one to have claimed gold at both. 

He won Light Heavyweight Boxing gold (1920) and Four-man Bobsled gold (1932) -  a true champion! 


Who was Eddie?

According to the sources Eddie was not a bad boy, he grew up in a modest family, his dad was a railroad worker. Eddie served with honor in World War I, studied in Yale and then Harvard Law and married into the wealthy Colgate family. No scandals, simply a great athlete living the American dream.


Sources used: Wikipedia, Infoplease, Fox Sports 

To see what happened in Sports History already - check the links below:

February 14: Baseball hero

February 13: Golf Scandal

February 12: Team Canada Ice Hockey

February 11: Mike Tyson knocked out

February 10: Mark Spitz Birthday

February 9: Volleyball invented

February 8: First NFL Draft


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Cool Series, @uwelang :-)

thanks buddy! appreciate the motivational words @twinner

Who are the other 4 athletes that won medails in Summer and Winter Games?

here u go - check this screenshot @twinner

Thank you

my pleasure @twinner

once again good post keep it up

Thank you my friend!

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