Olympics facts: 5 gold medals by Tarzan

Olympic facts: The athlete turned actor won 5 gold medals and 1 bronze medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics and 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.

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Johnny Weismuller, globally known as "Tarzan" has won five gold medals in the Olympics by setting countless World records. The athlete-turned-actor won 3 gold medals at the 1924 Paris Olympics and 2 gold medals and 1 bronze medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. The American swimmer had one of the best competitive records in swimming in the 20th century. He was also the world record holder of 100 m freestyle from 1924 to 1934.

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1924 Paris Olympics:

Johnny brought two gold medals home by winning the 100m freestyle,  400m freestyle, and the 4 × 200 m relay team event in the 1924 Pais Olympics.

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1928 Amsterdam Olympics:

He retained his winning position in 100m and 4x200m freestyle in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics as well.

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People and athletes all over the world celebrate the Olympic games. Records are broken, medals are won, history is created along with many good and bad memorable moments. Similarly, Johnny created his own fate and story. After ruling the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, signed a contract in Hollywood and filmed his first 'Tarzan' film. His first 'Tarzan' film was released in 1932 and moreover, he became an overnight sensation globally. Before becoming a reel life hero, the actor proved this heroism in real life to buy saving 11 people from drowning in a boat accident in the Chicago marathon in 1927.

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