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  • The Alphabet and Men's WR's

    There are only 2 letters of the alphabet that have never graced a Male WR holder's last name in a standard Olympic event. What are they ?( I checked; hope I did not miss any. )

  • #2
    Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

    I'm too lazy to do the math - here's the progression:
    2, 45 m Javier Sotomayor, CUB, 27 Jul 1993, Salamanca
    2, 44 m Javier Sotomayor, CUB, 29 Jul 1989, San Juan
    2, 43 m Javier Sotomayor, CUB, 08 Sep 1988, Salamanca
    2, 42 m Patrik Sjoberg, SWE, 30 Jun 1987, Stockholm
    2, 41 m Igor Paklin, URS, 04 Sep 1985, Kobe
    2, 40 m Rudolf Povarnitsyn, URS, 11 Aug 1985, Donetsk
    2, 39 m Zhu Jianhua, CHN, 10 Jun 1984, Eberstadt
    2, 38 m Zhu Jianhua, CHN, 22 Sep 1983, Shangai
    2, 37 m Zhu Jianhua, CHN, 11 Jun 1983, Beijing
    2, 36 m Gerd Wessig, GDR, 01 Aug 1980, Moscow
    2, 35 m Dietmar Megenburg, FRG, 26 May 1980, Rehlingen
    2, 35 m Jacek Wszola, POL, 25 May 1980, Eberstadt
    2, 34 m Vladimir Jashtshenko, URS, 16 Jun 1978, Tbilisi
    2, 33 m Vladimir Jashtshenko, URS, 02 Jun 1977, Richmond
    2, 32 m Dwight Stones, USA, 04 Aug 1976, Philadelphia
    2, 31 m Dwight Stones, USA, 1976
    2, 30 m Dwight Stones, USA, 11 Jul 1973, Munich
    2, 29 m Pat Matzdorf, USA, 03 Jul 1971, Berkeley
    2,.29 m Ni Chih-Chin, CHN, 08 Nov 1970, Shangsha
    2, 28 m Valeriy Brumel, URS, 21 Jul 1963, Moscow
    2, 27 m Valeriy Brumel, URS, 29 Sep 1962, Moscow
    2, 26 m Valeriy Brumel, URS, 22 Jul 1962, Palo Alto
    2, 25 m Valeriy Brumel, URS, 31 Aug 1961, Sofia
    2, 24 m Valeriy Brumel, URS, 16 Jun 1961, Moscow
    2, 23 m Valeriy Brumel, URS, 18 Jun 1961, Moscow
    2, 22 m John Thomas, USA, 01 Jul 1960, Palo Alto
    2, 195 m John Thomas, USA, 01 Jul 60, Stanford
    2, 18 m John Thomas, USA, 24 Jun 1960, Bakersfield
    2, 17 m John Thomas, USA, 21 May 1960, Cambridge
    2, 17 m John Thomas, USA, 30 Apr 1960, Philadelphia
    2, 16 m. Yuriy Stepanov, URS, 13 Jul 1957, Leningrad
    2, 15 m Charles Dumas, USA, 29 Jun 1956, Los Angeles
    2, 12 m Walter Davis, USA, 27 Jun 1953, Dayton
    2, 11 m Lester Steers, USA, 17 Jun 1941, Los Angeles
    2.105 m Lester Steers, USA, 24 May 1941, Los Angeles
    2, 10 m Lester Steers, USA, 26 Apr 1941, Seattle
    2, 09 m Bill Stewart, USA, 26 Apr 1941
    2, 09 m Melvin Walker, USA, 12 Aug 1937, Malmoe
    2, 08 m Melvin Walker, USA, 06 Aug 1937, Stockholm
    2, 07 m David Albritton, USA, 12 Jul 1936, New York
    2, 07 m Cornelius Johnson, USA, 12 Jul 1936, New York
    2, 06 m Walter Marty, USA, 28 Apr 1934, Palo Alto
    2, 04 m Walter Marty, USA, 13 May 1933, Fresno
    2, 03 m Harold Osborn, USA, 27 May 1924, Urbana
    2, 01 m Edward Beeson, USA, 02 May 1914, Berkeley
    2, 00 m George Horine, USA, 28 May 1912, Palo Alto
    1, 98 m George Horine, USA, 29 Mar 1912, Palo Alto

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    • #3
      Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

      oops - my bad - I thought you just meant HJ - I REALLY don't want to do THAT math.

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      • #4
        Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

        X and Q?

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        • #5
          Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

          >X and Q?

          you are half right; no X. But there are several Q's such as Quax and Quarrie.

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          • #6
            Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

            Didn't Malcolm X run a burning anchor leg on the 4x220 WR relay back in '57? %)

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            • #7
              Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

              trick question..? X was only one I found.

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              • #8
                Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

                (of course, I had to look somewhere, and index of Gerald Lawson's WR book is best place..)

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                • #9
                  Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

                  I also checked and couldn't find another letter with no world record holder...
                  You didn't mean U, didn't you ? In fact, this will make a good trivia question: who was the ONLY man with a name starting with U to set a WR in a standard Olympic event ?
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

                    >I also checked and couldn't find another letter with no world record holder...
                    >
                    You didn't mean U, didn't you ? In fact, this will make a good trivia
                    >question: who was the ONLY man with a name starting with U to set a WR in a
                    >standard Olympic event ?

                    Oh Dear, you have me worried now Powell, as U was my other letter... did I miss one ? ! If so, sorry ! You or someone, who was it ?

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                    • #11
                      Re: The Alphabet and Men's WR's

                      >I also checked and couldn't find another letter with no world record holder...
                      >
                      You didn't mean U, didn't you ? In fact, this will make a good trivia
                      >question: who was the ONLY man with a name starting with U to set a WR in a
                      >standard Olympic event ?

                      AAGGHH !!! All that work for nothing ! I missed John Uelses !

                      So X is the only letter.

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