Bob Mathias pulled a muscle in his right leg during the 1952 Olympics while he was participating in the long jump. There were still eight events to go. Everyone including his coach lost heart of his winning. They were sure Mathias would not be able to complete the decathlon. But he proved everyone wrong and went to win the gold medal breaking the world record.Greg Louganis hit his head and fractured his skull while jumping down the diving board. But the great swimmer recovered soon. He also went to win the Olympic title at Seoul in 1988.Ravindra Jain, a well-known music composer and bhajan singer is blind.Wilma Rudolph lost the use of her left leg at the age of four after being hit by polio and pneumonia. She was in bed for two years. With exercise and help from her family, she walked, played games, and finally became a runner. She was winner of three gold medals at the Rome Olympics in 1960.In the hammer throw event the athlete has to swing and throw a 16-pound metal ball. A person with two normal arms finds this difficult to do. Harold Connolly's left arm was two-third the size of his right one. In fact the left arm that dangled loosely at his side had been fractured 13 times when he was a child. In Melbourne, at the 1956 Olympics, Connolly broke the record and won the gold medal. In 1948, Rafer Johnson met with an accident and nearly lost his leg. He had twenty-three stitches on his toes. He recovered and went on to become the best all-round athlete of the world. He won the decathlon in the Rome Olympics in 1960. On May 19, 1988, Dattaraya and Mohan Kamble of Maharashtra scaled the 4,878m Western Himalayan peak of Patalasu. They were assisted by Ulhas Kelkar and two porters only. They started their expedition from the base camp at Solangnala and ended with the hoisting of the Indian tri-coloured flag on top of the Patalasu.