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  • Olympic Trivia

    Since it's an Olympic year, let's get some Oly trivia going. Or, in this case, maybe this is thrown out for discussion. How many people (and obviously who) have won a complete set of medals in a single event over their Olympic career i.e. no adding up their medals for the 110, 200, 4x100, etc? I don't know if I have all of them or not.

  • #2
    Re: Olympic Trivia

    can't speak for the ladies, just don't follow them enough, sorry, but on the men's side it has happened with 4 guys I think:

    20k walk
    Vladimir Golubnichy 3 64, 1 68, 2 72

    50k Walk

    John Lunggren 1 48, 3 56, 2 60

    LJ

    Ralph Boston 1 60, 2 64, 3 68

    DT

    Ludvik Danek 2 64, 3 68, 1 72

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    • #3
      Re: Olympic Trivia

      + Janis Lusis 1in '68 2nd in '72 and 3rd in '64
      Galina Zybina had gold in '52 and several other medals. I think silver in '56 and one more.

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      • #4
        Re: Olympic Trivia

        You guys have named the 5 men I had. I only have 2 women and Zybina is not one I dont believe.

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        • #5
          Re: Olympic Trivia

          Irena Szewinska in the 200 - silver in 64, gold in 68 and bronze in 72.
          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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          • #6
            Re: Olympic Trivia

            Zybina did win gold in 52, silver in 56 and bronze in 64. And there is a third woman - Nadezhda Chizhova, with a bronze in 68, gold in 72 and silver in 76.
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #7
              Re: Olympic Trivia

              How about those who won a set of medals in a single Olympics? (Obviously, not in the same event!)

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              • #8
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                >How about those who won a set of medals in a single Olympics? (Obviously, not
                >in the same event!)

                Walter Tewksbury, 1900
                gold in 200
                silver in 100
                bronze in 200m h ????

                and
                gold in 400mh
                silver in 60m ???

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                • #9
                  Re: Olympic Trivia

                  >>How about those who won a set of medals in a single Olympics? (Obviously,
                  >not
                  >in the same event!)

                  Marion Jones in 2000...

                  you know what events

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                  • #10
                    Re: Olympic Trivia

                    Thane Baker 1956

                    gold 400R
                    silver 100
                    bronze 200

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                    • #11
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                      define "set." Do you mean a set of 3, gold/silver/bronze? That's how I interpreted it when I responded with Thane Baker.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Olympic Trivia

                        Mary Rand has a set from '64
                        Gold LJ
                        Silver Pent.
                        Bronze 4x100

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                        • #13
                          Re: Olympic Trivia

                          This is an odd set. Shura Chudina in 1952:
                          Silver in JT
                          Bronze in HJ
                          Gold as a spiker on the USSR volleyball team
                          (this is from memory which may not be certain)
                          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                          • #14
                            Re: Olympic Trivia

                            In '52 Chudina had the two track medals you describe, plus another silver in the long jump. She woulda had trouble with that volleybal medal though, since it didn't become an Olympic sport until '64!

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                            • #15
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                              Sorry for a faulty memory. I know though that she was the best player on the volleyball team at that time in addition to being a HJ'er, LJ'er, JT'er, penthathlete. What an athlete! I believe she just died a year or two ago.
                              "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                              by Thomas Henry Huxley

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