Why do Olympians bite their medals?

Why do Olympians bite their medals?

According to the Olympic Channel, the origin of biting into a medal comes from merchant's regularly biting into coins to make sure they weren't forgeries. “Historically, gold was alloyed with other, harder metals to make it harder. So if biting the coin left teeth marks, the merchant would know it was a fake.”

Who has won 3 Olympic gold medals?

He remained the sole Brit to achieve that feat for exactly 100 years, until Chris Hoy took completed a gold medal triple at Beijing 2008.

  • Chris Hoy - three medals (three gold)
  • Jason Kenny - three (three gold)
  • Henry Taylor - three (three gold)
  • Reginald Doherty - three (two gold, one bronze)

Who holds the most Olympic gold medals?

Michael Phelps

Which female has won the most Olympic medals?

Larisa Semyonovna Latynina

Who is the best girl swimmer in the world?

She has won five Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals, the most in history for a female swimmer. She is the world record holder in the women's 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle (long course)....Katie Ledecky.
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Who is the best swimmer in history?

Michael Phelps

Who is the most famous swimmer in the world?

Michael Phelps

Who is the fastest 11 year old swimmer?

11-year-old Clark Kent is breaking swimming records that Michael Phelps used to hold.