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How This Athlete Won The Gold Medal Will Leave You Inspired

02 Sep 1972, Munich, Germany --- Hand over heart, America;s David Wottle stands on winner's podium after receiving the Gold Medal in the Olympic men's 800 meter race here today 9/2, with Soviet Silver Medal winner Evgeni Arzhanov in front of him, and Mike Boit (left) of Kenya, the Bronze medalist, behind. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Dave Wottle is a retired American middle-distance track athlete who went on to win the 800m run at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. While the achievement is something to celebrate, it’s the manner in which Wottle had won the race that is so inspiring. The injury had hindered Wottle’s training leading up to the Olympics, but this obstacle didn’t stop him from taking part in the race.

Wottle’s dedication and determination are extraordinary and should be a testament to never giving up. Have a look at the video of the race below and let us know what you think.


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