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  • "Bronze isn't a tropical disease..." trivia.

    He seems to be the only athete through the fabulous history of the Olympics to have ever won medals
    in the 800m, 1500m and 4X400m.
    I chose a title à la DoubleRBar to help.
    Who was he?
    Last edited by 79; 10-04-2022, 04:32 PM.

  • #2
    I believe Mel Sheppard did it.

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    • #3
      He did, indeed!
      Fortunately, I wrote "he seems to be".
      I mean there is another athlete who belongs to this extremely rare category.
      His country is among the best ones (if not the best) at ice-hockey.
      Last edited by 79; 10-04-2022, 06:07 PM.

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      • #4
        Phil Edwards did it in Los Angeles.

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        • #5
          Very good job, DoubleRBar! 🏆
          He went 3 times on the 3rd step of the podium then (800/1500/4X400m)
          He also received 2 other bronze medals (4X400m in 1928 and 800m in 1936)
          A national treasure for Canada.
          He was a specialist of tropical diseases.

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          • #6
            Quiz time extended:
            Shepard’s 4x400 medal came in 1912, not 1908 when he won the 800 & 1500.

            But he did win gold in the 1908 relay.

            What’s the catch?

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            • #7
              In 1908 it was another type of relay.
              1500m relay: (500/400/300/200/100m)
              He probably ran the 500m leg.
              Last edited by 79; 10-04-2022, 07:24 PM.

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              • #8
                Believe it was 200/200/400/800. And Sheppard ran the 800 anchor leg.

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                • #9
                  Mr Rorick is correct about the race, the legs run and that Sheppard run the anchor 800.

                  The race was what came to be known as a sprint medley. There have variations of the total distance and the legs run since 1908.

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                  • #10
                    That's the first time you've ever called me Mr. Rorick. Do you know something about my health that I don't know?

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