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  • Best sprinter to never win an Olympic medal?

    Hal Davis?

  • #2
    Re: Best sprinter to never win an Olympic medal?

    Originally posted by Avante
    Hal Davis?
    We have covered stuff like this a few dozen times.

    However, I do believe Steve Williams would have won the Montreal 100, but was injured just before the Trials that year.

    Then we have the circa 1980 crowd who got screwed by Carter.

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    • #3
      Re: Best sprinter to never win an Olympic medal?

      Originally posted by Conor Dary
      Originally posted by Avante
      Hal Davis?
      We have covered stuff like this a few dozen times.

      However, I do believe Steve Williams would have won the Montreal 100, but was injured just before the Trials that year.

      Then we have the circa 1980 crowd who got screwed by Carter.
      I haven't, being a newbie.

      I do agree that Williams probably would have won in 76. He was superior to those who did medal.

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      • #4
        Re: Best sprinter to never win an Olympic medal?

        Originally posted by Avante
        Hal Davis?
        Good call.

        Also Arthur Duffey in 1900. And Bernie Wefers in 1896.

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        • #5
          Since we are going that far back, what about Laurence Myers or Harry Hutchins?

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          • #6
            Re: Best sprinter to never win an Olympic medal?

            Originally posted by Avante
            Originally posted by Conor Dary
            Originally posted by Avante
            Hal Davis?
            We have covered stuff like this a few dozen times.
            I haven't, being a newbie.
            Hahahahahahahahahahahaha....How about them ole blues? Hahahahahahahaha...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Conor Dary
              Since we are going that far back, what about Laurence Myers or Harry Hutchins?
              We could, I only went back as far as the first modern Olympics.

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              • #8
                An individual medal?

                Asafa Powell.

                He has 50+ sub 10s (most ever), set a couple of world records and is the 3rd fastest man to ever live.

                But no individual Oly medal.

                Yet.
                The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                  An individual medal?

                  Asafa Powell.

                  He has 50+ sub 10s (most ever), set a couple of world records and is the 3rd fastest man to ever live.

                  But no individual Oly medal.

                  Yet.
                  Hands down, Powell.
                  on the road

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                  • #10
                    No Gold

                    In individual events, Ottey, and Steve Williams.

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                    • #11
                      Re: No Gold

                      Originally posted by bijanc
                      In individual events, Ottey, and Steve Williams.
                      Ottey has plenty of medals.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                        An individual medal?

                        Asafa Powell.

                        He has 50+ sub 10s (most ever), set a couple of world records and is the 3rd fastest man to ever live.

                        But no individual Oly medal.

                        Yet.
                        That pretty much ends this thread for the men's discussion. Other recent stars who never won an Olympic medal include Leroy Burrell and Bruny Surin. Oh yeah, and Tyson Gay.

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                        • #13
                          Let's see....Tyson been in 1 Olympics and wasn't100% in that one. But he still qualifies for not having a medal, question is, is he the best not to have gotten one?
                          on the road

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                          • #14
                            Ray Norton.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Speedfirst
                              Originally posted by TrackDaddy
                              An individual medal?

                              Asafa Powell.

                              He has 50+ sub 10s (most ever), set a couple of world records and is the 3rd fastest man to ever live.

                              But no individual Oly medal.

                              Yet.
                              Hands down, Powell.
                              Hands down, not Powell. He's the fastest sprinter not to win a medal but certainly not the best. If he were the best he would have won one by now. He had his chance(s) and failed; the other candidates were all kept from the Olympics by variety of circumstances beyond their control.

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