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  • Trickstat
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    The silver medal by Dave Ottley in the 1984 JT is probably the most forgotten British Olympic track & field medal of the last 60 years.

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  • Olli
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    The numbers 86.76 are stuck in my mind, because Härkönen threw the same distance twice in big games. In European Championships 1982 that gave him the fifth place behind two Soviets and two East Germans. In Los Angeles, in the absence of those nationalities, it was the winning throw.

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  • KDFINE
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    Well its not the answer to the question but today is also Jeremy Wariner's birthday. Also, for you baseball fans, its the birthday of Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks and Nolan Ryan (as well as my son which is why I'm so tuned into January 31st).

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  • DoubleRBar
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    Happy birthday (63) today to Arto Harkonen. Nice going, dukehjsteve.

    Arto Harkonen, as you probably know, won the javelin at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He won the gold medal on the first Sunday of August in 1984 with his fourth round throw of 284' 8" (86.76).

    Born in Finland, Harkonen studied theology, won Olympic gold, and became a pastor in Finland.

    Of course Alfred Hitchcock directed the movie "The Trouble With Harry" (more comedy than suspense).

    Thank you, dukehjsteve, Olli, Tuariki, lonewolf, Antti77, and noone.

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  • noone
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    I knew it wasn’t Archie Hahn

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  • dukehjsteve
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    Hell, I'll say it, it's ARTO HARKONEN, 1984 SPEAR CHUCKER

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  • Olli
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    LopenUupunut without doubt, but I suppose you don't mean him.

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  • DoubleRBar
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    Yes, it does, however I have a feeling that at least one person out there knows the name of our birthday athlete on this day before February.

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  • Olli
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    It appears that guys named Antti and Olli want to give others a chance.

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  • Antti77
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    And he was not the best-known jav thrower of his coach and father ...

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  • lonewolf
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    Anthony Hopkins? Aubrey Hepburn? Alexander Hamilton?
    Last edited by lonewolf; 01-31-2022, 06:04 PM.

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  • Tuariki
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    I don't know the name of the javelin thrower.

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  • Tuariki
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    Alfred Hitchcock?

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  • DoubleRBar
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    Olli, you couldn't be more correct without giving the name of this champion.

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  • Olli
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    Aha, it's AH. I believe the AH you mean threw the javelin something about 86.76, but what was his name again...

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