The 2012 Olympics are in full swing and the world’s top athletes are competing for gold on the global stage. While catching some of the games we couldn’t help but recognize that many of these Olympic athletes have a lot in common with comic book superheroes.
Like many of the characters in the DC and Marvels comics, Olympians are able to run faster, jump higher and hit harder than any other human on the planet. Because these athletes perform at such an elite level, they often develop physiques comparable to that of a chiseled comic book character.
Turn the page to see our list of 21 Olympic male athletes that are blessed with superior physical abilities and the physique of a superhero.
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