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    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won that Olympic gold medal with a new world record.

    About 45 years after our birthday champion set that world record, another athlete, from the same school as our birthday athlete and in the same event, set a new world record.

    Don't even think about the hurdles for this birthday individual.

    Born 117 years ago today, our birthday person died at the age of 81 approximately 110 miles (177 kms) from the place where this champion was born.

    Our birthday athlete won a national championship in a different event from the event in which this person won that Olympic gold medal.

    Some say that the person who won the Olympic silver medal behind our birthday champion was more famous than our birthday champion.

    Time to name our birthday athlete on this seventeenth Wednesday of 2022.

    Please remember that no research in allowed.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by DoubleRBar; 04-27-2022, 06:40 PM.

  • #2
    It might be of some help to you to hear that a certain person was born about twelve years after our birthday athlete was born and approximately 1,620 miles (2,607 kms) from the place where our birthday champion was born.

    This certain person was born with the same initials (first and last names) as our birthday individual.

    Both people (birthday athlete and the certain person) spoke the same language, were college graduates, and competed in sports during college.

    The person sharing the same initials was elected as the president of the United States when our birthday athlete was 55 years old.

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    • #3
      2022 - 115 + 1917 dob

      1917 + 55 = 1962 year Prez elected ? math can't be right ...no prez elected in 1962 ! ( jk for 60, lj for 64 )

      But assuming your math is a little off JOHN KUCK won the SP in 1928 so that's my answer . Age 21.

      My 1917 above was a typo ! ( added 6 hours later )
      Last edited by dukehjsteve; 04-28-2022, 12:33 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dukehjsteve View Post
        2022 - 115 + 1917 dob

        1917 + 55 = 1962 year Prez elected ? math can't be right ...no prez elected in 1962 ! ( jk for 60, lj for 64 )

        But assuming your math is a little off JOHN KUCK won the SP in 1928 so that's my answer . Age 21.
        2022 – 115 ≠ 1917, so your math is a little off...
        Last edited by Olli; 04-27-2022, 06:27 PM.

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        • #5
          Also 1917 + 55 ≠ 1962, but if you substitue 1907 for 1917 in both cases, it seems to work.

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          • #6
            John Kuck was born in Kansas 117 years ago today. Nice going, dukehjsteve. Sorry about my math. Born in 1905 plus 117 equals 2022.

            John Kuck won the shot put with a world record (15.87 or 52' 3/4") on his fifth toss at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.

            Two years before winning that Olympic gold medal, Kuck was the national AAU champion in the javelin.

            When John Kuck was 55 years old (1960), John Kennedy was elected president of the U.S. (defeating Richard M. Nixon).

            Kuck died in Kansas in 1986 at the age of 81.

            Thank you, dukehjsteve and Olli. Sorry, again, for the math error, but you guys get it anyway.

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