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I remember seeing Derek [Parra], Joey [Cheek], Chris [Witty], Jenn [Rodriguez], and Apolo [Ohno] win their medals.” But she put her Olympic dream on pause to pursue another goal: playing Division 1 college basketball.
Bowe, who was coached by her father growing up, played basketball for four years at Florida Atlantic University.
As she neared graduation, the lure of the Olympic dream found her again.
Jump to a section: 1896 | 1904 | 1908 | 1912 | 1920 | 1924 | 1932 | 1936 | 1948 | 1952 | 1956 | 1960 | 1964 | 1968 | 1972 | 1976 | 1980 | 1984 | 1988 | 1992 | 1996 | 2000 | 2004 | 2008 | 2012 Athens, 1896 With roots in ancient Greece, wrestling, not surprisingly, is featured on the program for the first modern Games in Athens.
By her late teens, Bowe had collected world championship golds in both road and track inline skating, but speed skating had caught her eye.
Compatriot Carl Westergren claimed his third Greco-Roman title - each at a different weight.
Berlin, 1936 Four years after Sweden's Ivar Johansson became the first wrestler to win Olympic gold in both wrestling disciplines at the same Games, Estonia's Kritjan Palusalu duplicated the feat.
But through stringent rehabilitation, he was ready to wrestle by the 1948 London Games.
There, in Greco-Roman's 73kg (160 lbs) final, he lost by decision to Sweden's Gosta Andersson.
London, 1948 The Turkish government rewarded Gazanfer Bilge with a house and 20,000 Turkish lira - approximately $7,000 - for winning gold in the freestyle 62kg (136.5 lbs) division in London.