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  • #16
    Originally posted by Per Andersen View Post
    Dallas Long and English Gardner.
    Javelin has the shortest names though : Ed Red and Kim Amb.
    How could you forget the Norwegian javelinist of the '60s, Arne Os?! (winner of the shortest last-name contest, all events?)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by gh View Post

      How could you forget the Norwegian javelinist of the '60s, Arne Os?! (winner of the shortest last-name contest, all events?)
      If you're talking "all" events, then including all sports, the winner has to be the North Korean table tennis player - Il O

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

        If you're talking "all" events, then including all sports, the winner has to be the North Korean table tennis player - Il O
        this is a track forum; unless othewise stated, other sports not included

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        • #19
          poor bambam, chastized again...

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          • #20
            2019 WC 4×100 Final 6th place China 38.07
            Su to Xu to Wu to Bie

            Heats: China 37.79 NR
            Su to Xu to Wu to Xie
            Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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            • #21
              Originally posted by J Rorick View Post
              Golden Coachman
              Sorry, not an Olympian.DQ!!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by gh View Post

                How could you forget the Norwegian javelinist of the '60s, Arne Os?! (winner of the shortest last-name contest, all events?)
                Sorry, not an Olympian! DQ!!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
                  Autumn Fogg
                  Sorry, not an Olympian! DQ!!!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Olli View Post

                    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.)
                    Sorry, not an Olympian.,DQ!!!!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by KevinR View Post
                      Former HS mile standout Miles Irish. Stepanova was already taken. 🤨
                      Sorry, not an Olympian. DQ!!!!!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Trickstat View Post
                        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.
                        Well, alright. But Cienfuegos is a common Spanish surname. Camilo Cienfuegos was one of Fidel Castro's highest ranking associates and there is a huge mural of him in downtown Havana.
                        I believe the discus throwers first name is Janis. But agreed, amusing. And an Olympian.
                        Last edited by noone; 08-03-2020, 11:16 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by noone View Post

                          Sorry, not an Olympian! DQ!!
                          that's what happens when the thread topic doesn't match the question asked in the OP

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                          • #28
                            Your thread title mentions nothing about being an Olympian.

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                            • #29
                              The intersection for Olympian and Track is relatively small compared to the 2 questions involved here.

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                              • #30
                                And technically, you should have DQ bambam's answer of Renaldo Nehemiah. Assumes you have to compete in the Olympics to be an Olympian - various groups named the 1980 U.S. team honorary Olympians.

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