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Kirsty Coventry picked up 3 medals Picture 1 of 7
Kirsty Coventry single-handedly put Zimbabwe on the medals table with gold, silver and bronze in the swimming pool.
Somalia's quickest - Fartun Abukar Omar Picture 2 of 7
Somalia's Fartun Abukar Omar may have been the slowest in the women's 100m, but her time of 14.29 secs was still a PB.
Friba Rezihi, in blue, was one of two women who became Afghanistan's first ever female Olympians. Picture 3 of 7
Friba Rezihi, in blue, was one of two women who became Afghanistan's first ever female Olympians.
Team GBs Marc Jenkins had to run 2km with his bike on his shoulders in the triathlon after a wheel problem but he still completed the gruelling course Picture 4 of 7
Team GBs Marc Jenkins had to run 2km with his bike on his shoulders in the triathlon after a wheel problem but he still completed the gruelling course.
Nichols Massu left Athens without his medals - he left them in his hotel room Picture 5 of 7
Chilean Tennis star Nicholas Massu won two gold medals - but forgot to pack them when he left. Luckily they've been found and are on their way back to their forgetful owner!
Bryan Nickson Lomas is named after England football legend Bryan Robson Picture 6 of 7
14-year-old Bryan Nickson Lomas is the Olympics' youngest participant. The Malaysian diver is also the smallest and lightest man at the Games - and he's named after England footy legend Bryan Robson!
Luvsanlkhundeg Otgonbayar survived the searing Athens heat Picture 7 of 7
Mongolia's Luvsanlkhundeg Otgonbayar survived the searing Athens heat to complete the women's marathon in last place, in a time of 3h48:42s - 30 minutes behind any other finisher.

Kirsty Coventry picked up 3 medals

Team GBs Marc Jenkins had to run 2km with his bike on his shoulders in the triathlon after a wheel problem but he still completed the gruelling course

Luvsanlkhundeg Otgonbayar survived the searing Athens heat

Somalia's quickest - Fartun Abukar Omar

Nichols Massu left Athens without his medals- he left them in his hotel room!

Friba Rezihi, in blue, was one of two women who became Afghanistan's first ever female Olympians.

Bryan Nickson Lomas is the smallest, youngest and lightest man to compete in Athens


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