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Greatest Olympians Ever From Tri-State Area

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The tri-state area has never produced an Olympian quite like Michael Phelps, who, as of Tuesday night, is at 21 gold medals, but it has produced its share of athletes who have left their marks on the Summer Games.

Here's a look at some of the area's best.


Carmelo Anthony 2016 Rio Olympics
Team USA's Carmelo Anthony works around Venezuela's David Cubillan on Aug. 8, 2016, at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images)

Anthony, who was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, has won two gold medals and a bronze -- and he's aiming for a third gold this year. On Monday, he passed Michael Jordan for third place on the USA's all-time Olympic scoring list.


Bruce Baumgartner
Bruce Baumgartner of the United States (in red) wrestles with Bob Molle of Canada in the 100 kg final match during the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea in 1988. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Haledon, New Jersey, native, is widely regarded as the greatest freestyle heavyweight wrestler in American history. He won gold in 1984 and 1992, silver in 1988 and bronze in 1996.

BOB BEAMON, Track And Field

Bob Beamon 1968 Olympics
Bob Beamon breaks the long jump record at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)

In Mexico City in 1968, Beamon, who is from Jamaica, Queens, set an Olympic record that still stands today -- a long jump of 29 feet, 2 1/4 inches. That performance accounted for his lone gold medal.


Davis, who was born and raised in Glen Cove, Long Island, won a lightweight gold medal and the Val Barker Trophy as the most outstanding boxer at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

RAY EWRY, Track And Field

Ray Ewry - public domain
Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Ray Ewry

Ewry won eight gold medals from 1900 to 1908 in the standing long jump, standing high jump and standing triple jump -- all events that are now defunct. Ewry was born and raised in Indiana, but moved to New York after finishing college.


The Westchester County native, now known as Caitlyn Jenner, set a world record en route to winning a gold medal in Montreal in 1976.


Michael Jordan 1992 Olympics
Team USA's Michael Jordan handles the ball during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Copyright 1992 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Brooklyn-born superstar won two gold medals -- as a college player in 1984 and as part of the "Dream Team" in 1992.


Al Oerter 1964 Olympics
Al Oerter throws the discus in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Oerter, who was born in Queens and raised in New Hyde Park, won gold medals in the 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Games.


Born in Islip and raised in Syosset, Plumb won six medals -- two team gold, three team silver and one individual silver in eventing from 1964 to 1984.

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