Thank you Rio for the greatest show on earth! In honour of the Olympic flag being passed on to Tokyo, a trio of lists on The Games. This first list is inspired by @MissLorre! Here's her list: Favourite Summer Olympic Athletes of All Time
  1. Usain Bolt (Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio, 2016)
    Gold medals: triple triple
  2. Jesse Owens (Berlin, 1936)
    Gold medals: 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m relay, long jump
  3. Denise Lewis (Sydney, 2000)
    Gold medal: heptathlon
  4. Jessica Ennis (London, 2012)
    Gold medal: heptathlon
  5. Mo Farah (London, 2012 and Rio, 2016)
    Gold medals: double double
  6. Cassius Clay (Rome, 1960)
    Gold medal, boxing: light heavyweight
  7. Simone Biles (Rio, 2016)
    Gold medals: vault, floor, individual all-round, team all-round. Bronze: beam
  8. Dame Kelly Holmes (Athens, 2004)
    Gold medals: 800m and 1500m
  9. Laura Trott (London 2012 and Rio 2016)
    Gold medals: cycling, team pursuit and omnium x 2
  10. Sir Steve Redgrave (Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000)
    Gold medals: Coxed Four, Coxless Pair x 3, Coxless Four. Bronze: Coxed Pair