77 Mormons Who Have Competed in the Olympics

What an incredible way Mormons have let their talents shine on the world stage.

The 2016 Summer Olympics kick off this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In previous Games, several Latter-day Saints from different countries have competed in various events.

Although not all-inclusive, this list features the triumphs and disappointments of many Latter-day Saint athletes who competed on one of the world's largest stages in the Summer or Winter Games. 

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Jack Yerman

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Olympics: 1960 Rome (Italy)

Event: Track and Field

Medal: Gold

Jack Yerman was the lead-off runner in the 4x400 relay in the Rome Olympics. The U.S. team of Yerman, Earl Young, Glenn Davis and Otis Davis set a world record mark of 3:02.2.

Yerman, an Army lieutenant, also played football for the University of California-Berkeley in the Rose Bowl.

When speaking to youths, he often stressed the importance of living the Word of Wisdom.

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