23rd July 1908:  Ray Ewry of the USA in action during the Standing High Jump event at the 1908 London Olympics, for which he won the gold medal. He also won a gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906.  (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)