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    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who won two Olympic gold medals in the same event and carried the national flag during the Opening Ceremonies at the second of two Olympic Games.

    Our birthday athlete had two athletic brothers.

    Born 115 years ago today, this individual died at the age of 86.

    This Olympic champion did not compete in the hurdles at the Olympic Games.

    You probably know that this athlete did not compete in the Olympics in Asia, Africa, South America, or Australia.

    Can you name this two-time Olympic champion who was born 115 years ago today?

    If you read that this athlete was born in January, don't believe it.

    Go ahead and make your mark and name this Olympic gold medalist.

  • #2
    Pat O'Callaghan


    • #3
      Pat O'Callaghan it is. Very good, bambam1729. The "Medicine" title must have helped a bit. O'Callaghan was born and died in Ireland. He won the hammer throw in Amsterdam (1928) and in Los Angeles (1932). For the first time in Olympic history, hard-packed cinders were used for the Los Angeles hammer throw throwing ring. O'Callaghan didn't realize this until the Irish delegation reached California in 1932. He had always used his shoes with spikes, however when he began throwing, his spikes wouldn't penetrate the cinders. During the competition, he found a file and tried to remove the spikes. After five rounds of throwing, O'Callaghan was in second place and had finally filed off his spikes. His last throw moved him into first place and his second Olympic gold medal. Pat O'Callaghan died about 29 years ago at the age of 86.