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    Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to an Olympic champion who won two Olympic gold medals, both on a Monday.

    This champion was born 88 years ago today, however died at the age of 56.

    Only a few of you might know how "Tigers", "Bulldogs", and "Leathernecks" relate to our birthday athlete.

    Any more clues and you will have too much information.

    Who is our birthday athlete for this fourth and final Tuesday of February?

  • #2
    Looks as if it's a hurdler. Lee Calhoun won two golds and coached at Yale (Bulldogs), among other places.

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    • #3
      Lee Calhoun was born 88 years ago today and nice job, tandfman. Lee Calhoun (one of my favorite track & field names) competed in Melbourne and in Rome and won the 110 hurdles at both of those Olympic Games. After his hurdling career, Lee coached at Grambling University, Yale University, and then Western Illinois University.

      Thank you, tandfman.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DoubleRBar View Post
        Lee Calhoun was born 88 years ago today and nice job, tandfman. Lee Calhoun (one of my favorite track & field names) competed in Melbourne and in Rome and won the 110 hurdles at both of those Olympic Games. After his hurdling career, Lee coached at Grambling University, Yale University, and then Western Illinois University.

        Thank you, tandfman.
        Quincy was his middle name.

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        • #5
          That is correct. Thank you, KDFINE. If you have never seen Lee Calhoun run, check out the attached video from the 1960 Rome Olympic 110 hurdles. He was known for his excellent lean at the finish line and the Rome final was close. Willie May ran 13.99 to Calhoun's 13.98. Hayes Jones was third at 14.17. A fairly strong crosswind resulted in the slower times. Two weeks before this final, Lee Calhoun tied the world record at 13.2 (hand-timed).
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sIwZKn2_6A

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DoubleRBar View Post
            That is correct. Thank you, KDFINE. If you have never seen Lee Calhoun run, check out the attached video from the 1960 Rome Olympic 110 hurdles. He was known for his excellent lean at the finish line and the Rome final was close. Willie May ran 13.99 to Calhoun's 13.98. Hayes Jones was third at 14.17. A fairly strong crosswind resulted in the slower times. Two weeks before this final, Lee Calhoun tied the world record at 13.2 (hand-timed).
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sIwZKn2_6A
            His victory in Melbourne over Jack Davis was another close one.

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            • #7
              Not the best film from the 1956 Olympic 110 hurdles, however you can see that it was close.....Calhoun 13.70, Jack Davis 13.73, and Joel Shankle 14.25. Wind was -1.9.

              London (1948), Helsinki (1952), Melbourne (1956), and Rome (1960) were all 1-2-3 U.S.A. sweeps. Rome (1960) was the last 1-2-3 sweep of the Olympic 110 hurdles.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDed174e5_Q

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