George Eyser

Gymnast George Eyser earned six medals in one day, including three gold and two silver medals. Eyser competed with a wooden prosthesis for a left leg, having lost his real leg after being run over by a train. Despite his disability, he won gold in the vault, an event which did not include a springboard. Eyser, a gymnast with Concordia Turnerverein, helped the club win the 1908 international meet in Frankfurt, Germany, and the 1909 national meet in Cincinnati, Ohio.