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    Assuming that EVERYONE has read and remembered all articles on all events from past T&FN Olympics issues:

    Who won an Olympic title even though he had been labeled a "cow pasture performer", but then he proved this untrue with "one timely explosion? "

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    >Who won an Olympic title even though he had been
    labeled a "cow pasture performer"<

    Ferdinand the Bull?

    No, I guess he never won an Olympic medal.

    Oh, well.

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      nah, that's a stinky event.

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      • #4
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        That would be Bill Nieder. O'brien called him that.

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        • #5
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          >That would be Bill Nieder. O'brien called him that.

          Per, you are much, much too good at all this stuff ! Blue ribbon to you on this one.

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            Re: Olympics/T&FN issues

            On a similar note, seveties Swedish steepler Anders Garderud was known as "a garden party runner" who ran fast but choked in big races until he finally got it right at Montreal in 1976.

            I seem to remember a West German hammer or discus thrower about the same time who had the same label for the same reasons...? Maybe that was a popular sixties/seventies term.

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            • #7
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              You're thinking of Wolfgang Schmidt

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              • #8
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                <You're thinking of Wolfgang Schmidt>

                No, not Wolfgand Schmidt, who at least won a silver in the DT at the 76 Olys. The term was applied to Walter Schmidt who set a WR in the HT in the 70s, but never performed well in the big meets.

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                • #9
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                  Yes, Walter Schmidt. My mistake. I meant the right guy but inserted the wrong first name. He even predicted that at the 76 Olympics he would prove once and for all that he could perform well at a big meet!

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