From Stockholm with Love,
Jim Thorpe is
the only athlete to win gold medals in both the decathlon and pentathlon,
which he did in the 1912 Olympics at Stockhom. Thorpe is a Sauk
and Fox tribal member of the Thunder Clan, but also of French and
Irish descent. After seeing Thorpe race, King Gustav V of Sweden
told him, "Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world!"
to which Thorpe replied, "Thanks, King."