The 50 Biggest Fails in Summer Olympics History

29. First Loss in Three Years

Who: Jim Ryun
Olympics: Mexico City 1968

Jim Ryun had not lost in the 1500 meters in more than three years entering the 1968 Games. Despite holding three world records at the time, the 21-year-old only won a silver medal in Mexico City. In his final Olympics in 1972, he was tripped and didn't medal. #timingiseverything

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