Dan Jansen

In 1988, the American speedskater was told on the day of the Olympic final that his sister had died of cancer. Stricken by grief, he then fell during his race. It took Dan Jansen another six years - and five more Olympic races - before he finally won gold.

(Photo: Dan Jansen. Credit: Getty Images Sport)

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