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  • Double R Bar
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    __________ of the Jungle, "Watch out for that tree!" Nice job lonewolf! It is George Saling with the 100th birthday today. Hard to believe he was killed less than one year after winning the hurdles in Los Angeles.
    I wrote the above clue before I realized lonewolf got the answer. The correct spelling is Saling.

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  • lonewolf
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    That would be George Sailing. I did not look it up, honest, but happened to note it when I was searching my Olympic book about the discuss/polevault boo-boo in the 32 Olympics. I think I noticed it because I had never heard the name.

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  • dj
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    Over the bounding main.

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  • Double R Bar
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    OK, dukehjsteve, you got the event. It was the 110 hurdles and you also got the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Now, which man from the University of Iowa won the gold medal in that event in 1932?

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  • dukehjsteve
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    I have not looked anything up, but I believe it must be a high hurdler, as I think this Finlay doubleRbar mentioned was one. But from memory I do not know who won the OG HH in '28 or '32, the only probably ones based on his age.

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  • Double R Bar
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    As far as I know, his birthday is July 24.

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  • DecFan
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    I cheated, so won't give the answer . . . but Wikipedia lists his birthday as Jul 27. If you're confident of your sources, go change it . . .

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  • Double R Bar
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    Very good dj. Here are some additional hints. This athlete equalled the world record in winning his semi-final. Don Finlay of Great Britain took the bronze medal to prevent a U.S. 1-2-3. In the next Olympics, Don Finlay got the silver medal in this event.

    One more hint: The only German in this final (in which our birthday athlete won) was disqualified. He didn't run out of his lane and he didn't interfere with any of the other finalists.

    Who is the U.S. runner born 100 years ago this day in Missouri?

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  • dj
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    His OG win was an upset, as he had lost 2 of 3 earlier races to another OG finalist.

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  • Double R Bar
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    100 Years Ago Today

    That's right. This Olympic champion was born 100 years ago today (Friday) in Missouri. This runner won the gold medal at the age of 23. A graduate of the University of Iowa, this athlete stood 6' 3" tall. Less than one year after winning the gold medal, this Olympic champion was killed in a car crash in Missouri. Can you name our birthday athlete for today, July 24?
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