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1960 - Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, running barefoot, becomes the first black African to take home a gold medal. American Wilma Rudolph wins three gold medals for running.
1964 – Abebe Bikila again wins the marathon, this time less than six weeks after having his appendix removed.
1988 – Florence Griffith-Joyner from the USA sets the world record for the womens 100 metres at 10.62 she also sets the current world record of 21.34 for the womens 200 metres
1996 – Michael Johnson from the USA sets the world record for the mens 400 metres at 43.49
2008 - Usain Bolt sets his first world record in the mens 200 metres for Jamaica at 19.30
2012 – Usain Bolt sets another world record of 9.63 for the mens 100 metres