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  • Your favourite name in T&F

    While is fun to say Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa, I nominate Robert Chef d'Hôtel as the coolest Olympian name

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    Golden Coachman

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    • #3
      400m HURDLER Marina Stepanova.

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      • #4
        High Jumper Nathan Leeper.

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        • #5
          Autumn Fogg

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          • #6
            Dallas Long and English Gardner.
            Javelin has the shortest names though : Ed Red and Kim Amb.

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            • #7
              There was already a thread like this some 15 years ago.

              https://forum.trackandfieldnews.com/...in-taf-history

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Per Andersen View Post
                Javelin has the shortest names though : Ed Red and Kim Amb.
                There was a Swedish javelin thrower with a funny name, Jari Keihäs, but few will understand what's so funny with his name. Even the Swedes did not understand it.

                (Keihäs means spear/javelin in Finnish, and I read somewhere that Jari means the same in Japanese. I wonder if there are people who know Japanese on this board to confirm this.)

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                • #9
                  Thomas Jefferson

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                  • #10
                    The Spanish hammer thrower Javier Cienfuegos, which, according to my very limited Spanish, translates to James Hundredfires.

                    About 40 years ago, there was a British discus thrower called Janice Wilderspin.

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                    • #11
                      I'll add the Romanian marathon runner Anuta Catuna as my favorite palindrome sportsperson.

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                      • #12
                        Former HS mile standout Miles Irish. Stepanova was already taken. 🤨

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                        • #13
                          Renaldo Nehemiah

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                          • #14
                            an oldie, high jumper... Nagalingham Ethervereesingham

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                            • #15
                              Telahun HAILE BEKELE.
                              I wonder if there is any Kenenisa Gebrselassie somewhere...

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