World Sports Hall of Fame 1912

Four more Hall of Famers. Click on the name for a full biography of the sportsman.

Charles Daniels (USA/Swimming) – Won 4 Olympic gold medals in 1904 and 1908 (plus one at the 1906 intercalated games) at freestyle events. At the 1904 Games he won five medals (3 gold). He set world records at 100m and 200m freestyle.

Joe Gans (USA/Boxing) – One of the greatest lightweights in history. He was the first African-American boxing world champion and held the title from 1902 to 1908. In his contests he lost only 10 times and won 145 with 100 knockouts.

Bill Larned (USA/Tennis) – winner of the singles at the US Open a record seven times between 1901 and 1911. He was also in 5 Davis Cup winning teams and unofficially ranked number one in the world in five years.

Milo of Croton (Greece/Wrestling) – Winner of 6 Olympic titles in the Ancient Games between 540 and 520 BCE. He also won 26 titles at the other Pan-Hellenic Games and 5 times won titles in all four Games in the same cycle.

 

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