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  • #16
    Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

    >Eric Stuckenschneider? (I cheated)

    OK Garry or whomever, name a famous T&F athlete whose name , first and last, was only 5 letters.

    Too easy for you Garry plus you do not have amateur status.

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    • #17
      Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

      OK, here's another for the looooooong names

      Madagascan female sprinter, who shares her surname with a french sprint hurdler.

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      • #18
        Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

        >Eric Stuckenschneider? (I cheated)>>

        Maybe the longest word, but not the longest name

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        • #19
          Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

          >OK, here's another for the looooooong names

          Madagascan female sprinter, who shares her surname with a french sprint hurdler.<


          Next question.

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          • #20
            Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

            VASSILIOS PAPAGEORGOPOULOS GREEK SPRINTER 1970S

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            • #21
              Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

              >>OK, here's another for the looooooong names

              Madagascan female sprinter, who
              >shares her surname with a french sprint hurdler.<


              Next question.

              and the all-important first name...? (the part that makes it that extra bit longer)

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              • #22
                Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

                >So who is the major league baseball player who had the longest name ever?
                >(standard baseball trivia)>>

                This ancient question never got answered!

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                • #23
                  Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

                  Statute of Limitations is up:

                  William Joseph Van Landingham

                  edit:

                  oops that was the OLD longest, New title holder is:

                  Alan Mitchell Edward George Patrick Henry Gallagher

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                  • #24
                    Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

                    The longest full names among track & field athletics Olympians:

                    Cyril Patrick William Francis Radclyffe Dugmore GBR 1908
                    Johannes Antonious Constantinus Marie Grijseels NED 1912
                    Charles Ernest Whistler Christopher MacKintosh GBR 1924
                    Odair Pericles dos Ramos Jesus da Costa Baia STP 1996
                    Rohan Handunpurage Pradeep Kumara Fernando SRI 2000/2004
                    Antonio da Cunha Meneses Martins Abrantes POR 1988/1992/1996
                    Alexander Dalglish Neilson Breckenridge USA 1960
                    Antonius Marinus Hendricus Maria Dirks NED 1992
                    Hermanus Ricardus Johannes Schulting NED 1980
                    Antonius Franciscus Cornelis Toscani NED 1936
                    Hendrik Mattheas Michael van Rappard NED 1920
                    Theodore Stanley Richardson Wheeler USA 1956

                    A few accent marks omitted above for ease of transcription.
                    I could do the women, but that gets somewhat convoluted because of married names.

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                    • #25
                      Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

                      Is it any wonder that Pele went by Pele?
                      His real name was Edmond something about 20 miles long.

                      By the way, what's the SHORTEST 'single' last name (family name) in the Olympics?

                      Esther Rot (the world class Israeli hurdler) was just three letters, but I'll bet there were some Ng's in there too from Vietnam. Any SINGLE-lettered last names?

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                      • #26
                        Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

                        always liked the Chinese mTJer (16.79 last year):

                        Bo Wu.

                        Bo knows short.

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                        • #27
                          Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

                          By the way, what's the SHORTEST 'single' last name
                          (family name) in the Olympics?

                          There have been 6 Olympic athletes with a single letter for the last name, as follows:

                          E CHN FEN F 1992
                          U HKG SHO M 1984/88/92
                          O PRK ARC F 1980
                          O PRK BOX M 1992
                          O PRK TTN M 2004
                          O PRK WRE M 2004

                          There have, however, been numerous athletes who thought their last name was "I"

                          Among track & field athletics only, there have been 92 athletes with a 2-digit surname, 53 men and 39 women, broken down by nation as follows:

                          Women
                          CHN 26
                          HKG 2
                          KOR 3
                          MYA 1
                          PRK 2
                          TPE 4
                          VIE 1

                          Men
                          CAM 1
                          CHN 24
                          HKG 4
                          JPN 3
                          KOR 4
                          PRK 1
                          SEN 3
                          SWE 1
                          TGA 1
                          TPE 7
                          VIE 4

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                          • #28
                            Re: SATCH FREAKY friday/ long names

                            Is it any wonder that Pele went by Pele?
                            His real name was Edmond something about 20 miles long.

                            Actually -

                            Edson Arantes do Nascimento - not so bad

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