If we have the legendary discus thrower, Al Oerter who won four consecutive Olympics, there’s also a legendary figure in triple jumper who won gold medal in Mexico Olympics 1968.
The Mexico City is located at an altitude of 2,240m, expect good records in short distance, long and high jump event due to the weak air resistance. In there, Russian jumper Viktor Saneyev won gold medal and on the same date four years later he set the world record as 17m 35cm once again in Munich Olympics 1972. And he won his third gold medal in Montreal Olympics 1976 as a record of 17m 29cm after fierce competition with American jumper James Butts.
Viktor Saneyev aimed his fourth gold medal in his home ground, Moscow Olympics in 1980 but he failed to achieve his four consecutive winning in Olympics. Although he couldn’t get his fourth gold medal but we are still remembering him as the beautiful legend of triple jump.