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What 25 Summer Olympians looked like before they took home the gold

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You're probably familiar with these medal-winning Summer Olympians. But unless you've been a true day-one fan, you probably haven't seen these athletes quite like this

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Check the gallery below for shots of 25 athletes before they rose to Olympic fame -- and be sure to scroll to the end for a special bonus photo.

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Summer Olympians before they took home the gold
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Summer Olympians before they took home the gold

Chris Evert

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Scottie Pippen

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Reggie Miller

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Pete Sampras

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Patrick Ewing

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Nick Hysong

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Lolo Jones

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Larry Bird

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John Stockton

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Christian Laettner

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Charles Barkley

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Natalie Coughlin

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Caitlyn Jenner

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Lance Armstrong

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Mary Lou Retton

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Michael Johnson

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Misty May-Treanor

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Mark Spitz

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Dominique Dawes

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Magic Johnson

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Greg Louganis

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Dick Fosbury

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Carl Lewis

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Gary Payton

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Mike Tyson

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BONUS: Bob Costas

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