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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post

    I'm impressed that Wiki has already updated his bio to include his death, which it says was just yesterday.
    All it takes is one dedicated editor. The same editor who created the Aritmendi page back in 2016 made the update yesterday: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...action=history

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
    The 1964 International Cross-Country Champion:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Aritmendi
    I'm impressed that Wiki has already updated his bio to include his death, which it says was just yesterday.

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  • Trickstat
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    The 1964 International Cross-Country Champion:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Aritmendi

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  • DentyCracker
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    Adlin Mair-Clarke two time Jamaican Olympian in the 60s passed away in New York on 6th April from CoVID-19. She was a very good friend of my Uncle's wife. Had a PB of 11.7

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  • polevaultpower
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    "Iran's 2012 Olympic discus silver medallist Ehsan Hadai, who tested positive for the coronavirus late last month, is well on his way to making a full recovery."

    https://www.worldathletics.org/news/...ates-athletics

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  • ATK
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    Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Emma (Bates) Ulmer thinks she and her husband probably have it after recent travel to Spain, she has been tweeting about it @emmajbates

    They tried to get tested but were unable to get a test.
    Bates details her entire experience in a podcast with Flotrack today. She gets very emotional while telling some of the stories. Worth the listen/watch.

    https://www.flotrack.org/events/6682...laying=6743411
    Last edited by ATK; 04-11-2020, 06:16 AM.

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  • tandfman
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    Former European Indoor champ and Olympic finalist Donato Sabia of Italy has died of the coronavirus. He was 56.

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  • polevaultpower
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    The Icelandic to English translations are rough, but I believe Thorey Elisdottir was diagnosed with COVID-19 and has since recovered.

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  • polevaultpower
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    Really nice article about Mary Roman: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/o...oman-dead.html

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  • polevaultpower
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    Steve Roth, boys track coach at Washington HS in Iowa for 40+ years is currently battling COVID-19.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

    First known Olympian to have died from COVID-19
    Actually first announced. We now know of a Spanish cyclist who actually died a few days earlier from COVID-19, sadly.

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  • tandfman
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    Naoki Tsukahara, a 4x100 relay silver medalist for Japan at the 2008 Olympics, has tested positive for COVID-19.

    http://japanrunningnews.blogspot.com...-m-silver.html

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
    LSU also tweeted that letterwinner Pearson Jordan passed away (and a different tweet indicated it was from COVID-19). A quick google found that he was part of LSU's first national championship relay in 1979.
    First known Olympian to have died from COVID-19

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by steveu View Post

    Very sad news indeed ... in recent years he was outstanding coach for the North Texas Cheetahs club and his pupils included great TJ'er Jasmine Moore.
    What made McDaniel so special is his tireless work to land scholarships for his Cheetahs. Of course he had his share of elite athletes like Moore who could basically pick her school, but he was equally committed to his lesser athletes as well, communicating with recruiters and not resting until he found a place for them.

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  • steveu
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Track and field lost Orlando McDaniel to COVID-19 this morning. Not only was he an LSU 2-sport All-American, he was a great mentor and a great human being who will be missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him. R.I.P. Coach. 😥😥😥
    Very sad news indeed ... in recent years he was outstanding coach for the North Texas Cheetahs club and his pupils included great TJ'er Jasmine Moore.

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