Rulon Gardner won an Olympic gold medal in wrestling in 2000, and added to his haul with the bronze in 2004. But his monumental upset of Russia’s unbeaten star Alexander Karelin at the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, was only the beginning.
Ryan Millar helped Team USA to a gold medal during an emotional Summer Olympics. Being 6-foot, 8-inches tall makes it difficult to swing a golf club, as he did during a one-on-one interview with KSL Golf at River Oaks golf course in Sandy.
Denise Parker was an Olympic darling in the 1980s at the age of 14, before she even passed through the halls of Brighton High School, and she is considered one of the top American archers of the past 30 years.
Natalie Williams' career has taken her around the country, across the Pacific Ocean and to immeasurable heights. But it all began just a few miles away from Fore Lakes Golf Course, where she caught up with KSL Golf.
Blaine Lindgren won four state hurdles titles at Cyprus High, then won a conference championship at Utah. In 1964, the Utah native competed in the 110-meter high hurdles in Tokyo. He finished first in the event — but earned silver instead.
Doug Padilla competed in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics in the 5,000 meter run, and he’s considered one of the greatest athletes from BYU. A brutal accident cut his career short but won't stop the 12-time U.S. champion from winning in life.