Paul Hamm, 75th Annual AAU Award Winner

Sport: Gymnastics

Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin

Biography: Olympic gold medalist Paul Hamm was only the second gymnast to win the AAU Sullivan Award (Kurt Thomas 1979).

Hamm, 22 a native of Waukesha, Wis., became the first-ever Olympic All-Around champion for the United States, winning in stunning fashion, and taking home team and high bar silver as well at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Hamm’s performance is one of the greatest victories in Olympic history, as he shot from 12th to 1st in just two rotations for the gold by the slimmest of margins – just 0.012.

 

 

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