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  • Your Time Will Come

    Happy 82nd birthday today (Friday) to an Olympic champion who won Olympic gold approximately 6,165 miles (9,922 km) from the place where this person was born.

    This champion competed in two events at one Olympic Games in Europe and no hurdles were involved.

    The Olympic champion (our birthday person) might have done even better in the Olympics had this athlete not been sick at the Games.

    Our birthday athlete lost a home in a tragic fire.

    Probably not too many people know that the father of our birthday champion was an alcoholic.

    A world record came with this person's Olympic gold medal.

    Time is up and now you can try and name our birthday athlete for this sixth Friday of 2021 and first Friday of February.




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    Jack Yerman

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    • #3
      Happy 82nd birthday today to Jack Yerman. Great job, dukehjsteve. Yerman won the 1960 U.S. Olympic Trials 400 (46.3). He ran the 400 in the 1960 Rome Olympics, however he did not make the final (he had been ill in Rome). He did run the first leg of the four by 400 relay for the U.S. team (46.29) that won the gold medal and set a world record of 3:02.2.

      Otis Davis was third place in the U.S. Olympic Trials 400 at Stanford University in 1960 and went on to win the Olympic gold medal some 66 days after placing third in the U.S. Trials 400.

      Jack Yerman and his wife lost their home in Paradise, California in 2018 during the "Camp Fire" which destroyed the whole town of Paradise.

      Thank you, dukehjsteve.

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      • #4
        "Your Time Will Come" is the title of a biography of Jack Yerman written by Bruce Hamilton Yerman.

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        • #5
          Yes, it is.

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