12 Great Olympic Nicknames

Throughout history athletes have earned monikers inspired by everything from animals to the heroes of ancient myth. Here are the best — and most apt — nicknames from all 30 summer Olympic games

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Dazhi Tan
Dazhi Tan

Lang Ping was nicknamed as "Iron Hammer" for some reason. One Chinese word for "Hammer" is pronounced as "lang tou" (though a more commonly used word is pronounced as "chui zi") , which coincides with Lang Ping's surname. 


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