Here Is The List Of Some Of The Well-Known Olympic Medalists And What Are They Doing Now

Published on 06/01/2020
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The Olympic Games, which is also known as the Olympics, is an international sporting event where athletes are coming from different countries in the world participate in playing the sport they have trained for and represent their nation. Throughout the years, many Olympic medalists became famous and gained many supporters. Here is the list of some of the well-known Olympic medalists. Keep on reading to know more about their current lives and see how they have been living recently. Enjoy!

Dominique Moceanu

Dominique Moceanu started playing and participating in the Olympic Games when she turned 14 years old – making her the youngest athlete to ever win a medal in the Olympics. As a young gymnast, she admitted that she had been through many problems, but she kept going because being a gymnast was her passion. However, her career in the sport and her participation in the Olympics had to come to an end when she suffered from a severe injury when she was 18 years old. Fortunately, she successfully recovered from the injury and decided to start another journey in her life as an author. Now, she is happily married to her husband, Michael Canales.

Dominique Moceanu

 

Nadia Comaneci

Nadia Comaneci is a retired gymnast who started her journey in the Olympic Games with a blast. In the Olympics that happened in 1976, she made world history by being the very first gymnast to earn a perfect score of 10. Throughout the years, when she participated in the sporting event, she managed to win five gold medals and several silver medals. In the middle of 1996, she was married to Bart Conner, who was also a gymnast and an Olympic gold medalist. Now, the couple is spending the best moments of their lives together as they operate their gyms.

Nadia Comaneci

 

Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller is one of the greatest and most talented gymnasts in the whole world. That was proven by all of the medals and awards she managed to win during her entire career in gymnastics. From 1993 up to the transition to 1994, she was given the title of being the world all-around champion. In 1995, she won the title of being the Pan American Games all-around champion. She won the balance beam competition in the Olympic Games that happened in 1996. She also used to be a member of the “Magnificent Seven” – a team that was formed in the 1996 Olympics consisting of women gymnasts. Now, she is spending her time focusing on the foundation she has built to help children fight obesity. She is also the amazing wife of John Faconetti – they were married in the middle of 2007.

Shannon Miller

 

Shawn Johnson

Even at a young age of 3, Shawn Johnson was already starting to train like a gymnast. All of the struggles she had experienced because of training in her younger years surely paid off and was the most significant factor that made her a very skilled gymnast as she grew up. In the Olympic Games that took place in Beijing in the middle of 2008, she managed to win three silver medals and a dazzling gold medal from the balance beam competition on top of that. With her amazing skills in gymnastics, she was discovered by the whole world through the American media and several social media websites. However, things went downhill when she was involved in a skiing accident and accidentally ripped her ACL – her career in gymnastics had to come to an end. Well, she found another thing to focus on – being a TV personality. She appeared in several talk shows and TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars, A Shot at Glory, and The Apprentice. Now, she is spending her life being happily married to Andrew East.

Shawn Johnson

 

Nastia Liukin

Anastasia Valeryevna Liukina, who is more professionally known as Nastia Liukin, is a retired gymnast. In 2005, she won both of the uneven bars and balance beam competitions in the Olympics. She earned her second championship in the balance beam competition in the 2007 Olympic Games. Her career in the sport reached its peak when she participated in the 2008 Olympic Games that took place in Beijing and managed to bag five medals. Being a very skilled gymnast brought her the opportunity to be featured in some TV shows such as Ninja Warrior and Dancing with the Stars. She just recently reached the 30th year of her life, and with her posts on different social media accounts, we can tell that she is really enjoying the most of it.

Nastia Liukin

 

Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina is considered as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time who set the bar too high for the gymnasts who came after her. Since she started playing in the Olympic Games in 1956 up to 1964 when she already stopped participating, she managed to win a total of 18 medals – 4 of them were team medals, and 14 of them were individual Olympic medals. She once set the record of being the gymnast who had the most number of gold medals in her time as she won 9 of them. Later in her life, she signed up to coach the Soviet women’s team, who did very well under her guidance and mentorship. Now in the 85th year of her life, she is spending her time living in a rural estate in Russia with her husband, Yuri Izrailovich Feldman.

Larisa Latynina

 

Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton made history for the United States women’s gymnastics team when she won the title of being the individual all-around champion in the Olympic Games that was held in Los Angeles, CA, in the middle of 1984. She was the very first American woman to win an all-around gold medal. During her entire journey in participating in the Olympic Games, she managed to bag a total of five medals – two bronze medals, two silver medals, and one gold medal that she got from the all-around competition. After her retirement, her fantastic performance as a gymnast brought her an opportunity to be featured and appear in some talk shows and TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars. Now, she is already 52 years old. She is spending her time focusing on her children – McKenna Lane Kelley, Shayla Rae Kelley, Emma Jean Kelley, Skyla Brae Kelley.

Mary Lou Retton

 

Kerri Strug

Kerri Allyson Strug Fischer, or simply Kerri Strug, was a member of the “Magnificent Seven.” It was a women’s gymnastic team that was formed at the 1996 Olympic Games, which was held in the United States. During the competition, Kerri Strug was suffering from an injury that almost threw her out of the game, but she decided to keep going. Along with the whole team’s amazing skills in gymnastics, her perseverance and determination despite the pain she had been feeling the whole time due to her injury made them able to finish with a gold medal. When her journey as a gymnast had to come to an end, she chose to pursue the path of being an elementary school teacher. In the middle of 2010, she was married to Robert Fischer, and they have been living happily together ever since.

Kerri Strug

 

Annia Hatch

Annia Portuondo Hatch is a retired gymnast. When her parents saw her potential in gymnastics at the age of 4, she had already been training as a gymnast ever since. As she was born in Cuba, she went under the mentorship and guidance of the Cuban Olympic Committee. When the preparation for the 1996 Olympic Games started, Annia Hatch learned that her performance and records allowed her to be qualified in participating in the event; however, their funds were not enough for her to make it to the competition – paying the fees and buying a plane ticket to Los Angeles, where the event was about to take place. Even though she felt down for not being able to join the world’s biggest sporting event, she looked at it as an inspiration to work harder and train more. All of the hard work, patience, and everything she did pay off when she was able to participate in the 2004 Olympic Games and bagged two silver medals. A few months later, Annia decided to retire. After her unexpected retirement, she established a fashion line of her own and became a coach. Now, she is spending her life at 41 years old, with the company of her husband, Alan Hatch.

Annia Hatch

 

Kyla Ross

Kyla Briana Ross, or simply Kyla Ross, is a retired gymnast. Her career in playing the sport reached its peak when she became a member of the “Fierce Five” – a women’s gymnastics team that was formed at the 2012 Olympics, which was held in London. What made her participation in the 2012 Olympics phenomenal was the fact that Fierce Five was the second team, after Magnificent Seven, to bring a gold medal home for the United States. After that, she decided to go to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and play in the collegiate leagues for their gymnastics team. In the middle of 2019, she made a record in the 11th NCAA as the second person to achieve a perfect score of 10. She recently decided to end her career in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and retired on the 12th of March 2020.

Kyla Ross

 

Simone Biles

Simone Biles is a very talented American gymnast. She is the most decorated gymnast in America and the third most decorated gymnast in the whole world – following Larisa Latynina and Vitaly Scherbo. Throughout her career, she managed to win a total of 30 medals consisting of all the medals that she bagged both in world championship competitions and in several Olympic Games. Her latest participation in the Olympics happened in the middle of 2016. However, she still has not decided to retire, yet. She is currently looking forward to joining the upcoming Olympic Games that would be held in Tokyo.

Simone Biles

 

Jordyn Wieber

Jordyn Marie Wieber, who is more professionally known as Jordyn Wieber, is a retired gymnast. She amazed the whole world when she managed to snatch a gold medal in the Olympic Games that was held in London in the middle of 2012. However, it seemed like she overused her body in a wrong way that made her suffer from a stress fracture. That was the moment when she realized that her career in gymnastics already had to come to an end. She felt down because of what happened, but she successfully recovered from her injury. Now, she is spending her time focusing on being the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks gymnastics team.

Jordyn Wieber

 

Dominique Dawes

Dominique Margaux Dawes is a well-known retired gymnast loved by thousands of people. In fact, they even gave her the adorable nickname, “Awesome Dawesome.” In 1992, she managed to win the title of being the Olympic Games Women’s Team All-Around Champion. In 1996, she won the title of being the Olympic Games Women’s Team All-Around Champion again as she also bagged the gold medal in the women’s floor competition. The next title was the last thing that she won in her entire career in participating in the Olympics – she was the 2000 Olympic Games Women’s Team All-Around Champion. After her retirement, the U.S. government decided to appoint her as their sports advisor. In the middle of 2013, she was married to Jeff Thompson, and until now, both of them are still living a happy life together.

Dominique Dawes

 

Bart Conner

Bart Wayne Conner is a well-known retired gymnast. His career in playing and participating in several Olympic Games reached its peak when he managed to win two gold medals in the Olympic Games that happened in the middle of 1984. Ever since he trained as a professional gymnast, he had his eyes for his co-gymnast, Nadia Comaneci. He had a little crush on her; that was why he made an effort to be close to her. Nadia eventually developed a feeling mutual to what Bart had, so they started going out on dates. In the middle of 1996, they got married, and they eventually had their firstborn, Dylan Paul Conner. Now at the 62nd year of his life, Bart is spending most of his time being a great man of the household and managing Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy.

Bart Conner

 

Gabrielle Douglas

Gabrielle Christina Victoria “Gabby” Douglas is an American gymnast. Even when she was still a little girl, gymnastics had already been the sport she always wanted. That was why she started training as a gymnast at a very young age. Her determination and talent made it possible for her to be the amazing gymnast that the whole world knows today. In the Olympic Games that took place in the middle of 2012, she won the title of being the All-Around Champion. The next medal that she earned coming from an Olympic Games was an All-Around silver medal at the 2015 Olympics. Not only has she been famous for being a very talented gymnast, but Gabby Douglas has also been well-known for appearing in several films and TV shows such as Douglas Family Gold, The Gabby Douglas Story, 2020 American Rescue Dog Show, and Love, of Course.

Gabrielle Douglas

 

Summer Sanders

Summer Sanders used to be a professional swimmer who won several medals coming from different competitions such as the Olympics and world tournaments. Her career in swimming reached its peak when she won a total of four medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics – one medal from the Women’s 200 Metre Butterfly, another one from the Women’s 400 Metre Individual Medley, a medal from the Women’s 4 × 100 Metre Medley Relay, and the last medal was from the Women’s 200 Metre Individual Medley. Later in her swimming career, she was given the opportunity to try sports commentating. It seemed like she really loved the experience because, after she retired from being a professional swimmer and participating in the Olympics, she focused on being a commentator. Now, she is a well-known sports commentator, TV personality, reporter, and actress. She appeared in several films and TV shows such as Figure It Out, The Apprentice, Summer Sanders: Prenatal Workout, and Skating with Celebrities. Her life off the cameras is going great as well. She is happily married to Erik Schlopy and an amazing mother to Skye Bella Schlopy and Robert Charles Spider Schlopy.

Summer Sanders

 

Chad Le Clos

Chad Le Clos is a former professional swimmer who earned several medals from Olympic Games, World Tournaments, and Commonwealth Games. At the peak of his career in the Olympics, he was considered as one of Michael Phelps’ most prominent competitors. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, he bagged the two gold medals from the Men’s 200 Metre Butterfly and Men’s 100 Metre Butterfly. A few months later, he suddenly announced that he was retiring from participating in the Olympics. However, he made a huge comeback in the 2016 Summer Olympics winning two medals from the Men’s 100 Metre Butterfly and Men’s 200 Metre Freestyle. Take note that those were not the last Olympic medals that he got. In the 2018 Summer Olympics, he managed to bring 4 medals home. Another two medals were earned by the professional swimmer as he also participated in the 2019 Summer Olympics.

Chad Le Clos

 

Dara Torres

Dara Grace Torres, or simply Dara Torres, is a former professional swimmer. In her entire career in participating in the Olympics, she managed to win a total of 12 medals from different swimming categories – four out of those medals were gold. She was also well-known for being the oldest person, at 41 years old, ever to join the United States Olympic Team. Everything was going great in her life until she suffered from a severe injury, which forced her to stop swimming and retire from participating in the Olympics. However, as she recovered from the injury, she found a new thing to pursue, and that was modeling. Later in her life, she also started a career as a TV correspondent. Now at 53 years of age, Dara Torres is spending most of her time focusing on her daughter, Tessa Grace Torres-Hoffman, and serving as Swim Across America’s celebrity swimmer – Swim Across America is a charity that aims to fund and support research studies related to any type of cancer.

Dara Torres

 

Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz is a former competitive swimmer who managed to set tons of world records. He started to try swimming at a very young age. As he grew up, he realized that swimming was his passion; that was why he trained and worked hard for him to be a professional swimmer. He impressed the whole world as he became the most successful athlete who participated in the 1972 Olympic Games that was held in Munich – he bagged seven gold medals. When he went home from the Olympics, he started dating Suzy Weiner. A year after that, he married the love of his life. Until now, they are still happily married and spending both of their lives together.

Mark Spitz

 

Matt Biondi

Matthew Nicholas Biondi is a retired competitive swimmer. Throughout the years he spent joining several Olympic Games, he managed to bag a total of 8 gold medals. He won his first Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics, specifically in the category of Men’s 4 × 100 Metre Freestyle Relay. It seemed like winning his first gold medal pushed him to work and train harder as he won 5 gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics – one gold medal from the Men’s 50 Metre Freestyle, another from the Men’s 4 × 200 Metre Freestyle Relay, a gold medal from the Men’s 100 Metre Freestyle, one from the Men’s 4 × 100 Metre Freestyle Relay, and the last gold medal he got from that Olympic Game came from the Men’s 4 × 100 Metre Medley Relay. In the 1992 SUmmer Olympics, he was able to bring 2 gold medals home. Now at 54 years of age, he is spending his time teaching Mathematics and coaching young swimmers. He is happily living with his wife, Kirsten Metzger, and their son, Nate Biondi.

Matt Biondi

 

Michael Phelps

Michael Fred Phelps II, who is more professionally known as simply Michael Phelps, is a former competitive swimmer. He has thousands of fans and supporters all around the world who were all amazed by his impressive skills in swimming. He is also well-known as the most decorated Olympian as he managed to win 28 medals in his entire career ever since he started participating in the 1992 Summer Olympics. You might want to add all the other medals that he earned in different events, such as world competitions. In the transition of 2012 to 2013, he announced that he would already retire from participating in the Olympic Games; however, he made a massive comeback in the 2016 Summer Olympics that happened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and bagged several medals from different categories. He married Nicole Johnson in the same year. Now, he is spending his time focusing on the foundation that he launched in the middle of 2008 – Michael Phelps Foundation.

Michael Phelps

 

Brooke Bennett

Brooke Marie Bennett is a retired competitive swimmer. She got her first Olympic medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics that took place in Atlanta, United States, specifically from the category of Women’s 800 Metre Freestyle. This accomplishment was a very emotional one for her because her grandfather just passed away days before the 1996 Olympic Games took place, so everything was so difficult for her, but she kept going. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, she managed to bag a total of two medals – one coming from the Women’s 800 Metre Freestyle and the other from the Women’s 400 Metre Freestyle. Now at 40 years of age, she is spending her time managing the Brooke Bennett Swim School, coaching high school swimmers, and still participating in some marathons.

Brooke Bennett

 

Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard is a former competitive swimmer. She started training at a very young age, which led her to claim the title of being the second youngest American to earn a gold Olympic medal – she got it from the 1996 Olympic Games that were held in Atlanta along with two other medals from different categories. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, she managed to win a medal from the Women’s 200 Metre Breaststroke. She bagged three medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics, making the professional swimmer a recipient of seven Olympic medals – one bronze, four silver, and two gold medals. In the middle of 2009, Amanda got married to Sacha Brown, and after several months had passed, she gave birth to their first son, Blaise Ray Brown. Aside from being a loving mother to her son and an amazing wife to her husband, Amanda has been allotting most of her time as an activist, sports correspondent, and a model.

Amanda Beard

 

Allison Schmitt

Allison Schmitt is a professional swimmer. The first Olympic event she participated in was the 2008 Summer Olympics that was held in Beijing. She impressed everyone as she managed to bag a bronze medal even though it was her first time joining a huge sporting event. Her accomplishment was followed by another when she won five medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was also able to bring two medals home as she placed in two categories at the 2016 SUmmer Olympics. All in all, in her entire career joining the Olympic Games up until now, she has a total of eight Olympic medals entitled to her name. Well, with her impressive performance, we have to expect many more medals are coming to her hands from all the future Olympic Games she would still participate in.

Allison Schmitt

 

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Steven Lochte is a well-known competitive swimmer. He is considered as the second most decorated swimmer in the entire history of the Olympics, next to the famous Michael Phelps. He currently has a total of 12 Olympic medals. He got his first two Olympic medals from two different categories in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He eventually bagged four medals in the Olympic Games that happened in the middle of 2008. This next accomplishment was considered by Ryan as one of the best highlights of his entire swimming career – he won five medals from the 2012 Summer Olympics that was held in London. The last medal that would complete the list of those medals came from the 2016 Summer Olympics. In the middle of 2018, he got married to Kayla Rae Reid and eventually had their firstborn, Caiden Zane Lochte. In the present time, not only could he be seen in the television as a professional swimmer, but he could also be seen starring in various films and TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Big Brother, What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, and All I Wish.

Ryan Lochte

 

Katie Ledecky

Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky is a professional swimmer. She is well-known for winning a lot of medals coming from the Olympic Games and World Championships. She won her first Olympic medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, specifically from the category of Women’s 800 Metre Freestyle. It seemed like her accomplishment in that year boosted her to improve and work harder as she bagged a total of five medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – kindly take note of the fact that those five medals were all gold. Now that she is still at a young age of 23, it feels like we have to prepare ourselves to see her winning more medals and dominating in all of the future Olympic Games she would participate in.

Katie Ledecky

 

Chen Ruolon

Chen Ruolon is a famous female diver who currently has a total of five Olympic medals. However, it seems like that number would not increase anymore because Chen suffered from a severe injury in the neck, which forced her to stop participating in competitions, especially in the Olympics. Before getting injured, she managed to compete in three Olympic Games. When she competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, which was her very first time to participate in such a big sporting event, she managed to bag two medals – one from the Women’s 10 Metre Platform and another from the Women’s Synchronized 10 Metre Platform. She won another two medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Her last medal came from the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now, there are no updates regarding her current situation and how she is recently living, but let us hope that she has already been able to fully recover from the neck injury that she got in 2016.

Chen Ruolon

 

Inge de Bruijn

Inge de Bruijn is a retired competitive swimmer. Before her retirement became effective, she managed to earn herself several Olympic medals. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, she was able to bag a total of four medals coming from different categories. In the next Olympic Games, which happened in the middle of 2004, she was able to win four medals again. It seems like being an Olympian indeed runs in her family’s blood as her brother, Matthijs de Bruijn, used to compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics, too – he played water polo. After retiring from participating in the Olympic Games, she was signed up to model for a Dutch lingerie company, Sapph. She is currently living a happy and peaceful life in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Inge de Bruijn

 

Gary Hall Jr.

Gary Wayne Hall, Jr. is a former competitive swimmer. His participation in 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympic Games brought pride for the country he represented, the United States. In his entire career, he managed to win a total of 10 Olympic medals. Four of those medals were earned by the professional swimmer in the 1996 Summer Olympics. When he competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics, he was able to bag another four medals. He snatched a couple more medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics that was held in Athens, Greece. In the middle of 2001, he got married to Elizabeth Peterson and vowed to spend the rest of their lives together.

Gary Hall Jr.

 

Amy Van Dyken

Amy Deloris Van Dyken is a former competitive swimmer. She let the whole world know her name when she won a total of four medals in the 1996 Summer Olympics that was held in Atlanta. By winning four medals, she had set a record for being the first woman to earn that number of medals in the whole history of the Olympics. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, she managed to bag two medals despite all of the injuries she was suffering from at that time. However, in the middle of 2014, she was involved in an ATV accident that made half of her body paralyzed. It was a very devastating moment for her. Well, years after the accident, she fully recovered and was seen competing in small CrossFit swimming competitions. Now, she is spending her time being a good wife to her husband, Tom Rouen, and being a national radio sports talk show co-host.

Amy Van Dyken

 

Melissa “Missy” Franklin

Melissa Jeanette Franklin, who is more commonly known as Missy Franklin, is a former professional swimmer who had a great run in the swimming industry. She used to break and hold a lot of records. She also has several medals from different competitions and five of them came from the Olympic Games. Competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics was her very first to join such a big sporting event. She was so nervous and everything was new to her, yet she still managed to take four medals home from different categories. She got her last Olympic medal in the next Olympic Games she participated in which was the 2016 Summer Olympics. In the middle of December 2018, she made a surprising announcement saying that she would not compete in any leagues and sporting events anymore – she was about to retire already.

Melissa “Missy” Franklin

 

Janet Beth Evans

Janet Beth Evans is a retired competitive swimmer. She used to be famous for her unusual ways and techniques in swimming. Some people said that her techniques looked weird, but those were the ones who made her win several medals in the Olympics. In the 1988 Summer Olympics that was held in Seoul, she managed to win three medals – one coming from Women’s 800 Metre Freestyle, another from the Women’s 400 Metre Freestyle, and one from the Women’s 400 Metre Individual Medley. With her participation in the next Olympic Games which was the 1992 Summer Olympics that took place in Barcelona, she was able to win two medals – from Women’s 400 Metre Freestyle and Women’s 800 Metre Freestyle. In the middle of 2004, she got married to Bill Wilson and eventually gave birth to their first daughter, Sydney Wilson. Janet also starred in different films and TV shows such as Celebrity Circus, Showcase ’68, and Marathon

Janet Beth Evans

 

Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe is a retired competitive swimmer who used to represent Australia in all of the Olympic Games he competed in. In his entire career, he managed to win a total of nine Olympic medals and five of them were gold – making him hold the record as the Australian athlete who had the most numbers of gold Olympic Medals. He made a splash in the 2000 Summer Olympics as he bagged five medals from different categories. He won four medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics. What made the world very impressed was the fact that despite his chlorine allergy, he still managed to perform well and did not let that get in his way. Now at 37 years old, he is spending his time modeling for a luxury company, Armani. As an activist, he is also focusing on his platforms fighting for LGBT rights.

Ian Thorpe

 

Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Anne Coughlin Hall is a former competitive swimmer. Before competing in the biggest sporting event in the world, she used to dominate in the NCAA. In her Olympic Debut which happened at the 2004 Summer Olympics, she managed to set a record of finishing a 100-meter backstroke race in just one minute. She bagged a total of five Olympic medals in that year. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, it seemed like she really did nothing but work harder as she won a total of six medals coming from different categories. She won her last Olympic medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics making her own a total of 12 Olympic medals in her entire swimming career. In the middle of 2009, she got married to Ethan Hall. After her retirement, she focused on being CO2 Coconut Water’s spokesperson. She also appeared in several TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars.

Natalie Coughlin

 

Greg Louganis

Gregory Efthimios Louganis is a former professional diver who competed and dominated in several competitions. He got his first Olympic medal from the Men’s 10 Metre Platform at the 1976 Summer Olympics that was held in Montreal. In the 1984 Summer Olympics, he managed to bag two medals from Men’s 3 Metre Springboard and Men’s 10 Metre Platform. He won his last two Olympic medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics that took place in Seoul. After retirement, he made a very tough decision and come out as gay. His fans, family, and friends accepted him without a doubt and supported him all the way. In the middle of 2013, he got married to Johnny Chaillot. He also made an appearance in several films and TV shows such as It’s My Party, Splash, and Watercolors. Now in the 60th year of his life, he is spending most of his time being an author and an LGBT activist.

Greg Louganis

 

Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Ann Kerrigan is a former competitive figure skater. The only Olympic medal that she ever won was a silver medal from the 1994 Winter Olympics figure skating competition that was held at the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre. Aside from being a very talented figure skater, Nancy is a well-known actress. When she retired from competing, she made herself focus more on the acting industry. She starred in different films and TV shows such as I, Tonya, Ice Angel, Dancing with the Stars, and Blades of Glory. Now at 50 years old, she is spending her time with her husband, Jerry Solomon, and their adorable children – Matthew Eric Solomon, Nicole Elizabeth Solomon, and Brian Solomon.

Nancy Kerrigan

 

Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Stuart Hamill is a retired figure skater. She used to be very famous for her stunt that she called the “Hamill Camel” – a move where she would change into a camel spin and quickly into a sit spin. She got her only gold Olympic medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics that was held in Innsbruck, Austria. As years passed by, she became one of the most well-known Olympic athletes and that brought her the opportunity to be featured in different films and TV shows such as Blades of Glory, Dancing with the Stars, Romeo and Juliet on Ice, and Skating with Celebrities. Now in the 63rd year of her life, Dorothy is spending her time with his husband, John MacColl, and her only daughter, Alexandra Forsythe.

Dorothy Hamill

 

Peggy Fleming

Peggy Gale Fleming is a former competitive figure skater. She has several gold medals entitled to her name – three coming from World Championships and one coming from the Olympics. She was the champion of the 1968 Winter Olympics that took place in Grenoble, France. She impressed the whole world with her amazing moves and stunts. Years after that, she decided to retire from competing and just take the responsibility of being a commentator in various figure skating competitions. Like other popular athletes, she starred in different films and TV shows such as Grenoble and Blades of Glory. In the middle of 1970, she got married to Greg Jenkins. They have two wonderful children, Andy Jenkins, and Todd Jenkins. Now, she is spending most of her time being a lovely wife to her husband and an amazing mom to her kids as she operates her own winery.

Peggy Fleming

 

Scott Hamilton

Scott Scovell Hamilton is a former figure skater who dominated in several competitions. He used to be a four-time World Champion and a four-time U.S. Champion. He also managed to bag a gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics that was held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. He was well-known for his ability to do a backflip on the skating rink. In his entire career, not only did he compete in sporting events, but Scott also appeared in different films and TV shows such as Blades of Glory, The Apprentice, Skating with Celebrities, and Snowden on Ice. In the middle of 2002, he tied the knot with Tracie Hamilton. They have a total of four children – Jean Paul Hamilton, Aidan McIntosh Hamilton, Evelyne Hamilton, and Maxx Hamilton. Now, he is spending his time being an author and he is also donating to charities.

Scott Hamilton

 

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Elizabeth Hughes is a former American competitive figure skater. She started training at the age of 3. She bagged one gold medal from the category of Figure Skating – Women’s SIngles at the 2002 Winter Olympics that was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. She belongs in the list of the figure skaters who won their first gold medal at a very young age. In her entire career, she managed to make an appearance in several films and TV shows such as Boulton & Co and Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performances in History: Vol. 2.

Sarah Hughes

 

Sasha Cohen

Alexandra Pauline Cohen, who is more commonly known as Sasha Cohen, is a retired figure skater. In an interview, she shared that figure skating was not the first sport she got herself into, she said that she trained as a gymnast first before actually training as a skater at the age of seven. She managed to win her first and unfortunately, her last Olympic medal in the 2006 Winter Olympics that were held in Piedmont, Italy. It was not the only medal that she got in her entire skating career, though – she got several medals from other competitions such as World Championships. After her retirement, she tried to establish a career in the acting industry that was why she starred in various films and TV shows such as Blades of Glory, Bratz: The Movie, and Moondance Alexander. Now living in her mid-30s, she is currently working as a finance associate.

Sasha Cohen

 

Tara Lipinski

Tara Kristen Lipinski is a retired professional swimmer. She used to be well-known as the young 14-year-old girl who won the title as the World Figure Skating Champion in 1997. She bagged the gold medal from the Figure Skating – Women’s Singles at the 1998 Winter Olympics that took place in Japan. After her retirement, she joined the entertainment industry that made her star in several films and TV shows such as Wedding Cake Champion, Ice Angel, Metro Chase, and Kidding. She also explored the entertainment world as a sports commentator. In the middle of 2017, she got married to Todd Kapostasy and until now, they are happily married and living together.

Tara Lipinski

 

Meryl Davis

Meryl Davis is a retired professional ice dancer. She bagged a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics with the company of her partner, Charlie White. The two had started dancing and skating together since 1997. However, in 2017, both of them made a decision to stop competing and announced their retirement. Meryl got featured in a couple of TV shows – Shall We Dance on Ice and Dancing with the Stars. There is really no update about how she is living recently, but the latest news that we got from her was about her marriage with Fedor Andreev that took place in the middle of 2019.

Meryl Davis

 

Charlie White

Charles Allen White Jr., who is more professionally known as Charlie White, is a former competitive ice dancer. He started skating and joining competitions in the middle of 1992, but ever since 1997, he dominated in competitions with her partner, Meryl Davis. Together, they managed to win a gold medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics. With that title, they also made history as the very first ice dancing team to bring a gold medal home to the country they were representing, the United States of America. Two years before retiring in 2017, he tied the knot with Tanith Belbin White. Along with her skating partner, he made an appearance in a couple of TV shows – Shall We Dance on Ice and Dancing with the Stars.

Charlie White

 

Katarina Witt

Katarina Witt is a former competitive figure skater who had represented Germany ever since she started competing. She has two Olympic medals entitled to her name. Her first Olympic medal was a gold one. She won it at the 1984 Winter Olympics, specifically from the category of Women’s Singles. She managed to bag a gold medal again in the 1988 Winter Olympics from the same category. Being a talented and popular athlete allowed her to appear in several films and TV shows such as The Ice Princess,  Ronin, Carmen on Ice, and Dancing on Ice.

Katarina Witt

 

Yuna Kim

Yuna Kim is a retired figure skater who represented South Korea in all of the competitions she participated in. She got her first Olympic medal from the category of Figure Skating – Ladies’ Singles at the 2010 Winter Olympics that was held in Vancouver. From the same category at the 2014 Winter Olympics, she bagged an Olympic medal again. In that same year, she announced her retirement from competing in professional skating competitions. Now at 29 years old, she is spending her time focusing on her endorsements.

Yuna Kim

 

Brian Boitano

Brian Anthony Boitano is a well-known figure skater. He won several medals in his entire career competing in different competitions. He claimed the title of being the Figure Skating Champion at the 1986 World Championship. He also won the 1988 World Championship. In addition to those, he won four consecutive titles of being the U.S. National Champion from 1995 until 1998. He bagged a gold medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Now, he is keeping himself busy working as a chef and a motivational speaker.

Brian Boitano

 

Oksana Baiul

Oksana Serhiyivna Baiul-Farina is a retired figure skater. She managed to win a gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, specifically from the category of Figure Skating – Ladies’ Singles. She also holds the title of being the only Ukrainian to win a gold medal in the entire history of the Olympics. After her retirement, she married the love of her life, Carlo J. Farina. She also appeared in different films and TV shows such as The Gastineau Girls and The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold. Now, she is spending most of her time managing her jewelry and fashion lines.

Oksana Baiul

 

Gracie Gold

Grace Elizabeth Gold is an American figure skater. She dominated and competed in several skating competitions and the Olympics was one of them. In the 2014 Winter Olympics that was held in Russia, she managed to bring a bronze medal home. Months after that, she announced that she would not join competitions anymore. That was why she was not present in the 2018 Winter Olympics. However, she just recently said that she would compete again. At the moment, she is obviously training hard to make a huge comeback in the 2022 WInter Olympics that would be held in Beijing, China.

Gracie Gold

 

Kaetlyn Osmond

Kaetlyn Osmond is a former competitive figure skater who represented Canada in all of the competitions she participated in. She won her first Olympic medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, specifically from the category of Team Figure Skating. Next, she bagged a couple of medals at the 2018 Winter Olympics. However, those two medals were also the last Olympic medals she got making her a figure skater with a total of three Olympic medals. The most recent news related to her is still about her retirement that happened in the middle of 2019.

Kaetlyn Osmond

 

Tessa Virtue

Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue, or simply Tessa Virtue, is a former competitive ice dancer. Ever since she started competing, she had always dominated with the company of her partner, Scott Moir. As a team, they managed to bag a total of three Olympic medals in their entire career. The first Olympic medal Tessa got was a gold one coming from the 2010 Winter Olympics. The next one was a silver medal coming from the 2014 Winter Olympics. The next and last medal was a gold one that she snatched at the 2018 Winter Olympics. A year after that, Tessa Virtue announced her retirement. She starred in a film and a TV show – Ice Girls and Tessa & Scott.

Tessa Virtue

 

Scott Moir

Scott Patrick Moir is a former competitive ice dancer who had Tessa Virtue as his partner. The pair managed to win tons of medals in different skating competitions and three of them came from the Olympic Games – gold from the 2010 Winter Olympics, a silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics, and another gold from the 2018 WInter Olympics. The pair is the longest-standing ice dance team in the entire Canadian history. They starred in a TV show Tessa Scott – you might want to check it out. However, in the middle of 2019, the whole world was surprised and saddened by their announcement regarding their retirement.

Scott Moir

 

Evan Lysacek

This one is well-known for being the tallest skater in the whole world. Evan Frank Lysacek is an American figure skater whose career reached its peak in 2010. Not only did he win the Figure Skating category at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but he also got the title of being the Sportsman of the Year. However, after his big break in 2010, people did not see him at the Winter Olympics that came after that year. In the middle of 2019, he got married to Duangpatra Bodiratnangkura.

Evan Lysacek

 

Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi, who is more professionally known as simply Kristi Yamaguchi, is a retired figure skater who is also famous for being the champion of the sixth season of the TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Before retiring from competing in skating competitions, Kristi managed to win tons of medals and one of them was an Olympic medal. In the 1992 Winter Olympics that was held in France, she bagged a gold medal. The former figure skater appeared in several films and TV shows such as Go Figure, Skating’s Next Star, and Stories from Tohoku. Now at 48 years old, she is happily spending her life with her husband, Bret Hedican, and their two lovely children – Emma Yoshiko Hedican and Keara Kiyomi Hedican.

Kristi Yamaguchi

 

Michelle Kwan

Michelle Wingshan Kwan is a former figure skater. She was only five years old when she started training. Since then, she had earned a lot of medals and trophies coming from different skating competitions. Aside from her World Championship titles, she considered winning a couple of Olympic medals as one of her greatest accomplishments in life. The first Olympic medal that she got came from the 1998 Winter Olympics that took place in Japan. The second medal was bagged by Michelle at the 2002 Winter Olympics that was held in the United States. Years after her retirement, she got married to the love of her life, Clay Pell.

Michelle Kwan

 

Edwin Moses

Edwin Corley Moses is a retired track and field athlete. He has a total of three Olympic medals entitled to his name. The very first Olympic medal that he won came from the 1976 Summer Olympics, specifically from the category of Men’s 400 meters Hurdles. He won his second Olympic medal from the same category as the previous one at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Lastly, he got his third Olympic medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics. In the middle of 2007, he married Michelle Moses. He is a retired athlete who made a great legacy in the entire history of track and field. Now at the 62nd year of his life, he is spending most of his time with his wife, Michelle Moses. His son, Julian Moses, surely inherited his father’s genes of being an athletic person – he is a very skilled volleyball player.

Edwin Moses

 

Usain Bolt

Under his name lies the title of being the greatest sprinter of all time. Usain Bolt is a retired sprinter who represented Jamaica in all of the competitions he participated in. All in all, he has tons of medals and eight of them are Olympic medals. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he bagged two medals from the categories of Men’s 100 meters and Men’s 200 meters. Next, he snatched three medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. To complete the set of all his Olympic medals, he dominated in the 2016 Summer Olympics and managed to bring three medals home. In that same year, he announced his retirement. Usain Bolt starred in three films – Killer Caliber .32, I Am Bolt and The Boy Who Learned to Fly.

Usain Bolt

 

Carl Lewis

Frederick Carlton Lewis, who is more professionally known as simply Carl Lewis, is a retired track and field athlete. He has a total of 10 Olympic medals entitled to his name and do not forget to take note that nine of them are gold. He bagged four gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He won two gold medals at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He snatched two gold medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Lastly, he managed to win his last gold Olympic medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. A year after that, he made an announcement that surprised everyone – he announced his retirement. Now, he is living a happy and peaceful life with his wife, Maria Lewis.

Carl Lewis

 

Allyson Felix

Allyson Michelle Felix is a very talented track and field athlete who competed and dominated in different competitions all around the world. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she managed to win her very first Olympic medal from the category of Women’s 200 meters. She won a couple of medals coming from different categories at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She bagged three medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Finally, to complete the list of her Olympic medals, she was able to take three medals homecoming from the 2016 Summer Olympics which made her an athlete having a total of nine Olympic medals. Allyson has talked about everything but her retirement, so we all have to prepare ourselves still seeing her dominate in all the future Olympic Games she would participate in.

Allyson Felix

 

Maurice Greene

Maurice Greene is a retired sprinter who used to hold the world record of being the fastest sprinter to finish a 100 meter run with an exact time of 9.79 seconds. He managed to earn a total of four Olympic medals before retiring. He won two medals from the 2000 Summer Olympics that took place in Sydney, Australia, and bagged two more medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics that was held in Marousi, Greece. Everything was going great in his career as an athlete until he suffered from several injuries that forced him to retire. After his retirement became effective, he started establishing a career in the entertainment industry which led him to star in several TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Blind Date.

Maurice Greene

 

Michael Johnson

Michael Duane Johnson is a retired sprinter. In his entire career, he managed to win a total of four gold medals from all of the Olympic Games he participated in. He got his first Olympic medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics, specifically from the category of Men’s 4 × 400 meters Relay. In the 1996 Summer Olympics, it was evident that he had improved as he was able to bag two gold medals from different categories. The next and last Olympic medal that he won came from the 2000 Summer Olympics that took place in Sydney, Australia. A few years after, he made an announcement stating his retirement as a professional sprinter. Since then, he has spent most of his time working as a sports commentator. Now, he is living a happy and peaceful life with his wife, Armine Shamiryan.

Michael Johnson

 

Mohamed ‘Mo’ Farah

Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah, who is more professionally known as Mo Farah, is a long-distance runner. He managed to bag two gold medals from the categories of 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won two gold medals again coming from the same categories – 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. With his impressive performance in the past Olympic Games, he participated in, seeing him dominating in all the upcoming Olympic Games is not impossible.

Mohamed ‘Mo’ Farah

 

Sanya Richards-Ross

Sanya Richards-Ross is a retired track and field athlete who represented the United States in all the competitions she participated in. In her entire career, she managed to win several Olympic medals. She won her first gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics that was held in Athens, Greece. She bagged a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, specifically from the 400-meter run. From the same category, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won a gold medal which turned out to be her last one. In the middle of 2016, she suffered from a severe injury which forced her to retire. Now at 35 years of age, she is living a happy life with her husband, Aaron Ross.

Sanya Richards-Ross

 

Joanna Hayes

Joanna Dove Hayes is a former competitive hurdler. Her career in the sport reached its peak when she was able to win a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, specifically from the category of Women’s 100 Meters Hurdles. Years after participating in different competitions all around the world, she announced her retirement. Now, she is spending most of her time coaching hurdlers.

Joanna Hayes

 

DeeDee Trotter

De’ Hashia Tonnek Trotter, who is more commonly known as DeeDee Trotter, is a retired relay runner. Before her retirement became effective, she managed to win tons of medals coming from different competitions and three of them came from the Olympic Games she participated in. She won her first Olympic medal from the Women’s 4 × 400 Meters Relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She then received both of her second and third Olympic medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Now, the former Olympic athlete is keeping herself busy by being a motivational speaker and Education First’s ambassador.

DeeDee Trotter

 

Lauryn Williams

Before becoming the successful bobsledder we all know today, Lauryn Williams used to dominate in different competitions as a sprinter. All in all, she has a total of three Olympic medals coming from both Athletics and Bobsleigh. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won her very first Olympic medal from the Women’s 100 Meters. She earned herself another medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, specifically from the Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay. In the 2014 Winter Olympics, she got her first Olympic medal as a bobsledder.

Lauryn Williams

 

Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Grace Flanagan is a retired long-distance runner. She managed to win a silver medal from the 10,000 meters run at the 2008 Summer Olympics that was held in Beijing, China. She is also well-known for finishing the New York Marathon in the first place. Aside from her previously mentioned accomplishments, Shalane dominated in other running competitions all around the world. However, she decided to retire in the middle of 2019. Now at 38 years of age, she is spending most of her time being an amazing wife to her husband, Steven Ashley Edwards, and focusing on her career as a coach.

Shalane Flanagan

 

Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes is a retired middle-distance athlete. Her accomplishment of winning two gold medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics made the whole United Kingdom proud to the point that Queen Elizabeth II honored her and made her a dame in the middle of 2005. Years after dominating in different competitions, she made an announcement stating her retirement. Now, she is spending most of her time focusing on the charity she has established in 2008, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

Kelly Holmes

 

Angelo Taylor

Angelo F. Taylor is a former track and field athlete. In his entire career in playing the sport, he managed to win a total of three Olympic medals. He got his first Olympic medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics when he finished the 400-meter hurdles in the first place. He got his second gold medal from the same category as the previous one at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The last Olympic medal that he got was a silver one coming from the 2012 Summer Olympics that was held in London. Years after that, he announced his retirement and immediately focused on coaching young track and field athletes.

Angelo Taylor

 

Linford Christie

Linford Cicero Christie is a retired sprinter. His name became a trendy one, especially in Britain, when he won a gold medal from the Men’s 100 Meters at the 1992 Summer Olympics that was held in Barcelona, Spain. Until now, he still holds the record of being the only British athlete who has won gold medals in the 100 meters run at all four major competitions in Britain. After his retirement became effective, he started a career as a TV personality and worked at the television network, BBC. He also starred in various films, and TV shows such as We Are the Champions, 30 for 30, Record Breakers, and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

Linford Christie

 

Jeremy Wariner

Jeremy Matthew Wariner is a retired track and field athlete. In his entire career, he managed to win several medals coming from different competitions, and four of them were Olympic medals. Let us talk about all of the Olympic events where he finished as a gold medalist. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was able to bag two gold medals coming from the Men’s 4 × 400 Meters Relay and Men’s 400 Meters. He won another gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In the middle of 2013, he decided to retire and focus on another sport he had discovered, flag football. Now, he is living a happy life with his wife, Sarah Nichols – they got married in 2011.

Jeremy Wariner

 

Christine Ohuruogu

Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu is a retired track and field athlete who dominated in several competitions all over the world. All in all, she has a total of four Olympic medals entitled to her name. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, she managed to win two medals from the Women’s 400 Meters event and the Women’s 4 × 400 Metres Relay. She won another medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, specifically from the Women’s 400 Meters event. In the 2016 Summer Olympics, she dominated in the Women’s 4 × 400 Meters Relay and was able to bring a medal home. Everything was going great in her career until she suffered from several injuries, which forced her to stop joining competitions and retire. After her retirement, she used most of her time to focus on her academics.

Christine Ohuruogu

 

Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter is a former sprinter who participated in several competitions as she represented the United States. She has a total of three Olympic medals, which she all won in a single year. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, Carmelita managed to bag three medals – a bronze medal from the Women’s 200 Meters event, one silver medal from the Women’s 100 Meters event, and a gold medal from the Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay. Five years after that, her career in the sport had to come to an end as she was involved in an accident that made her suffer from a severe injury.

Carmelita Jeter

 

Dawn Harper

Dawn Harper is a well-known track and field athlete. So far, she has a total of two Olympic medals entitled to her name – one came from the 2008 Summer Olympics that took place in Beijing, and she won the other medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics that was held in London. A year after that, she got married to Alonzo Nelson, and until now, they are living a happily married life together.

Dawn Harper

 

Cathy Freeman

Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman, who is more commonly known as Cathy Freeman, is a former sprinter who used to represent Australia in all of the competitions she participated in. In her entire career, she managed to win a total of two Olympic medals. She won her very first Olympic medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, specifically from the Women’s 400 Meters event. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, she dominated in the same category and brought another medal home. Three years after that, she announced that she would not be joining competitions anymore. After her retirement, she established the Indigenous Education Foundation, which aims to help the children who are in need. Now, she is spending most of her time managing the foundation as she also focuses on being a great wife to her husband, James Murch, and an amazing mother to their child, Ruby Anne Susie Murch.

Cathy Freeman

 

Shaun White

You might know him by his nicknames – “The Flying Tomato,” “The Egg,” “Future Boy,” or “The Animal.” Shaun Roger White is a retired professional snowboarder. Before he retired, he managed to win tons of gold medals from different competitions, and three of them came from the Olympic Games. He won his first gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics that was held in Turin, Italy. In the 2010 Winter Olympics, he managed to bag another gold medal. Shaun won his last Olympic medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics when he finished the Men’s Halfpipe event as a gold medalist. After retiring, he established a career in the music industry. He also starred in various films such as The Crash Reel, The Smurfs 2, and First Descent.

Shaun White

 

Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Christopher Andrew Hoy is a very talented racing driver who represented Britain in all the competitions he participated in. But before engaging in such a sport, he used to play track cycling and dominate in several competitions such as the Olympic Games. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he managed to snatch a medal from the Men’s Team Sprint event. He won another medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, specifically from the Men’s 1000 Meters Time Trial. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he won three medals. He was able to bag two medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which was the last Olympic Games he participated in – making him a cyclist who has a total of seven Olympic medals entitled to his name.

Sir Chris Hoy

 

Sir Steve Redgrave

Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave is a former professional rower. He has a total of five gold medals coming from all the Olympic Games he competed in. In the 1984 Summer Olympics, he managed to win his first gold medal from the Men’s Coxed Four event. He won his second gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics that was held in South Korea. In the 1992 Summer Olympics, he dominated once again and was able to bring a gold medal home. He won another gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics and got his last gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Now at 58 years of age, he is spending a happy and peaceful life with his wife, Ann Redgrave.

Sir Steve Redgrave

 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a former track and field athlete. She has a total of six Olympic medals entitled to her name. One of those medals was earned by Jackie at the 1984 Summer Olympics that was held in Los Angeles, CA. In the 1988 Summer Olympics, she managed to win a couple of medals coming from different events. She bagged two more medals when she participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics. The last Olympic medal that she got came from the 1996 Summer Olympics, specifically from the Women’s Long Jump event. Now, Jackie is spending most of her time managing the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation that aims to help impoverished families.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

 

George Foreman

George Edward Foreman, who is also known as “Big George,” is a retired professional boxer. Along with the fact that he is a two-time world heavyweight champion, George has also won a gold Olympic medal. In the middle of 1985, he got married to Mary Joan Martelly. After his retirement became active, he kept himself busy by being an author and an entrepreneur. Now, he is working as George Foreman Grill Company’s ambassador.

George Foreman

 

Birgit Fischer

Birgit Fischer is a former professional kayaker. In her entire career, she managed to win a total of eight gold medals from all the Olympic Games she competed in – starting from the 1980 Summer Olympics, where she won her very first Olympic medal up to the 2004 Summer Olympics where she bagged her last gold medal. After retiring, she tried engaging herself in doing photography, and until now, she is working as a very skilled photographer.

Birgit Fischer

 

Mike Eruzione

Michael “Rizz, Rizzo” Eruzione is a retired competitive ice hockey player. He used to be well-known for being the captain of the United States national team, who also scored the goal that made the team win the title of being the 1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey Champion. IN the middle of 1982, he got married to Donna Eruzione, and until now, they are living a happily married life together. After retiring from being a professional ice hockey player, he started working at Boston University.

Mike Eruzione

 

Mia Hamm

Mariel Margaret Hamm, who is more professionally known as Mia Hamm, is a retired professional soccer player. She has a total of two gold medals coming from the Olympic Games she participated in. Even though she already retired, the whole world would never forget about the legacy she has made in the entire history of soccer. Now in the 48th year of her life, she is spending most of her time with her husband, Nomar Garciaparra, and their kids – Garrett Garciaparra, Ava Caroline Garciaparra, and Grace Isabella Garciaparra.

Mia Hamm

 

Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, or simply Michael Jordan, is a famous retired basketball player. Aside from all the awards and championship titles he got playing in the NBA, he also managed to win a total of two gold medals in the Olympic Games he competed in. He got his very first Olympic medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics and the second one coming from the 1992 Summer Olympics. Now, he is well-known for being the current owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Even though he already stopped playing, millions of basketball fans would never forget how incredible his career was.

Michael Jordan

 

Apolo Ohno

Apolo Anton Ohno is a former short track speed skating competitor. Since his debut in the 2002 Winter Olympics up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, he managed to win a total of eight Olympic medals. In the middle of 2003, he made an announcement clarifying his retirement. He starred in different TV shows such as Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, Gold Medal Families, Minute to Win It, and Dancing with the Stars.

Apolo Ohno

 

Bjorn Daehlie

Bjorn Daehlie is a former cross-country skier. Combining all the medals that he won from the World Championships and Olympic Games he participated in, the retired skier has a total of 29 medals. His career in the sport reached its peak when he dominated the 1992 WInter Olympics that were held in Albertville, France. However, after a few years passed, he announced that he would not be joining competitions anymore. In the middle of 2002, he got married to Vilde Falck-Ytter. They have two adorable children, Sivert Dæhlie and Sander Dæhlie. He is currently spending most of his time as a businessman.

Bjorn Daehlie

 

Venus & Serena Williams

Venus & Serena Williams are one of the most famous pairs playing tennis. The duo has bagged tons of medals from different competitions all over the world, and three of them came from the Olympic Games – do not forget to take note that all of those three medals are gold. Even though they dominated the world as a pair, both of them have impressive records if you would look at them individually – Serena has a total of 23 Grand Slam Championship titles. The duo has talked about their plans about the future, and the topic regarding their retirement has never come to the scene yet, so prepare yourselves to see more of the Williams sisters dominating in all the competitions they would join in the future.

Venus & Serena Williams

 

Jean-Claude Killy

Jean-Claude Killy is a retired alpine ski racer. His career reached its peak when he dominated in the 1968 Winter Olympics and managed to bag a total of three gold medals coming from different events – Men’s Downhill, Men’s Slalom, and Men’s Giant Slalom. Aside from being a well-known athlete, Killy used to star in different films such as Ski Fascination, Copper Mountain, Grenoble, and Snow Job.

Jean-Claude Killy

 

Charles Barkley

Charles Wade Barkley, who has been given the nicknames of “Chuck,” “Sir Charles” and “the Round Mound of Rebound,” is a retired professional basketball player. Not only did he prove himself by dominating in the NBA, but he also proved himself when he won two gold medals in the Olympic Games – one coming from the 1992 Summer Olympics and the other coming from the 1996 Summer Olympics. After his retirement in the middle of 2000 that saddened all of his supporters, he started to work as an analyst on Inside the NBA.

Charles Barkley

 

Sergey Bubka

Serhiy Nazarovych Bubka, who is more professionally known as Sergey Bubka, is a retired pole vaulter. He impressed the whole world when he dominated the 1988 Summer Olympics by winning a gold medal from the Men’s Pole Vault. He also used to be very famous for holding several world records before. As soon as he retired, he was appointed as the International Association of Athletics Federations President. Now at 56 years of age, he is spending most of his time with his lovely wife, Lilia Tutunik – they got married in the middle of 1984.

Sergey Bubka

 

Andre Agassi

Andre Kirk Agassi is a former professional tennis player. He dominated the world by winning a total of eight Grand Slam championships. He also participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics and ended up winning a gold medal. Aside from his impressive skills in the sport, he is also well-known for having a unique taste in fashion. Everything was going great in his career until he decided to retire. Now, he is living a happily married life with his wife, Steffi Graf, who is also a retired tennis player. They got married in the middle of 2001.

Andre Agassi

 

Rulon Gardner

Rulon Ellis Gardner, or simply Rulon Gardner, is a retired wrestler who has won tons of titles. Before ending his career, he managed to win a couple of Olympic medals. In the 2000 Summer Olympics, he dominated an event and won a gold medal. He won the other medal, which was a bronze one at the 2004 Summer Olympics. After retiring from being a professional wrestler, he spent most of his time traveling to different countries all around the world, giving talks as a motivational speaker.

Rulon Gardner

 

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings is a very talented professional beach volleyball player. She has a total of four Olympic medals entitled to her name, and three of them are gold. In the 2004 Summer Olympics, she managed to win her very first Olympic medal as her team won in the Women’s tournament. She won another medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics that was held in Beijing, China. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, her team won the Women’s tournament, making Kerri receive her third Olympic medal. The last medal that she won came from the 2016 Summer Olympics that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now at 41 years of age, Kerri is spending most of her time with her husband, Casey Jennings, and their children – Scout Margery Jennings, Sundance Thomas Jennings, and Joseph Michael Jennings.

Kerri Walsh Jennings

 

Aly Raisman

Alexandra Rose Raisman, who is more commonly known as Aly Raisman, is a retired gymnast who represented the United States in every competition she participated in. She used to be a member of the Fierce Five – a women’s gymnastics team that was formed at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was also a member of the Final Five – a women’s gymnastics team that was formed at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She was the captain of both teams and won a gold medal in both the Olympic Games. She recently announced her retirement on the 14th of January 2020.

Aly Raisman

 

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Marie Jenner, who is formerly known as William Bruce Jenner, is a retired decathlete. Yes, aside from playing football for the Graceland Yellowjackets, Bruce also used to be a decathlete. In fact, he was so good at it to the point that he won a gold Olympic medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Now, she already lives as Caitlyn Jenner, who is a very famous TV personality. She starred in different TV shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, The Princess of Malibu, and I Am Cait.

Caitlyn Jenner

 

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Jean “Rowdy” Rousey is a well-known professional wrestler, actress, author, and former mixed martial artist. Let us talk about the career that she had as a mixed martial artist. She participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics and ended up winning a bronze medal in judo. Since then, she trained harder and improved her skills in such martial art – she eventually used them as she established a career as a UFC fighter. In the middle of 2017, she got married to Travis Browne, and until now, both of them are living a happily married life together.

Ronda Rousey

 

Paul Hamm

Paul Elbert Hamm is a former gymnast who represented the United States in every competition he participated in. All in all, he has a total of four Olympic medals, and one of them is gold. He dominated in the 2004 Summer Olympics and ended up winning a gold medal. Aside from his accomplishments in the Olympic Games, he also impressed the whole world by the championship title that he won at the 2003 World Championship.

Paul Hamm

 

Alicia Sacramone

Alicia Marie Sacramone Quinn, who is more professionally known as Alicia Sacramone, is a retired gymnast. She is well-known for being the second-most decorated American gymnast in the entire World Championship history with a total of ten medals. Aside from that, she also has a silver Olympic medal that came from the 2008 Summer Olympics that took place in Beijing, China. Now at 32 years of age, she is working as CoverGirl’s spokesmodel. She is also spending most of her time with her husband, Brady Quinn, and their children.

Alicia Sacramone

 

McKayla Maroney

McKayla Rose Maroney is a retired gymnast who represented the United States in all of the competitions she participated in. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, she used to be a member of the Fierce Five, a women’s gymnastics team, and with them, she managed to win a gold medal. In the same Summer Olympics, she individually won a silver medal from a different event. Everything was going great in her career until she suffered from a severe injury that forced her to retire. Now, she is keeping herself busy as a sports commentator.

McKayla Maroney

 

Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson Caldwell is a retired gymnast. She won the title of being the All-Around Champion at the 2004 Summer Olympics that was held in Athens, Greece. It was the moment when her name became a bigger one in the industry. She participated and dominated in other competitions. However, she suddenly suffered from a back injury, which made her realize that her career as a professional gymnast already had to come to an end. After her retirement, she started to establish a career in the music industry. Now, she is spending most of her time as a singer-songwriter.

Carly Patterson

 

Tonya Harding

Tonya Maxene Price is a retired figure ice skater. She dominated in different competitions, such as the World Championships and Olympic Games. Everything in her career was doing great until she was involved in a very controversial issue – people accused her of planning a sabotage attempt on one of her most significant competitors, Nancy Kerrigan. It was so bad to the point that her career had to come to an end as she was banned from competing in different skating competitions. Now at 49 years of age, she is spending most of her time being a loving wife to her husband, Joseph Jens Price, and an amazing mother to their son, Gordon Price.

Tonya Harding

 

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