Photos: Your Favorite Summer Olympian
Recall the athletes who capture our imaginations every four years and let us know who is your favorite
- By Channing Holman, Kat J. McAlpine, Jeanie Riess, K. Annabelle Smith and Ayesha Venkataraman
- Smithsonian.com, August 01, 2012
(© International Olympic Committee)
“Anything you can do, I can do better.” The line from the musical Annie Get Your Gun was made famous anew by the Gatorade commercial that pitted America’s soccer sweetheart Mia Hamm against Michael Jordan. Hamm, known for her ferocity on the field and her graciousness off it, still holds the world record for most international goals scored—male or female. The three-time Olympic medalist helped lead the U.S. women’s soccer team to the podium at three consecutive Olympic Summer Games, earning gold in 1996, silver in 2000 and another gold in 2004. Now retired, she is an FC Barcelona global ambassador for the sport. --KJM
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