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    w/o googling and/or research, can you name these 5 OG silver or bronze medalists, with year and event? All from 1956 thru 1984, all men, no relays or walks. No cheating !

    Mike McLeod
    Petar Petrov
    Gheorge Megelea
    Lazar Lovasz
    Sergiy Zhelanov

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    Re: little-known OG medalists

    No cheating !


    That is pretty funny since Mick Mcleod should have had a gold in 84 after the 'cheating' by Vainio, who was caught, and Cova, who should have been. However, to his credit he (Cova) did admit to his transgressions.

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    • #3
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      that's one right Conor... he did indeed get a silver in 84 10k when Vainio was dq'ed.

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        Megelea was a Rumanian in a field event--I think the jav but it may have been the tj (but I think there was another Rumanian tjer whose name was not Megelea and whose name I will remember in a few minutes if I really concerntrate, but why bother). Lovasz is a Hungarian name and so I'd assume he was a hammer thrower, although I have only the dimmest recollection of his existence. I'm completely blanking on the others.

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        • #5
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          PETROV - sprinter 80

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          • #6
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            Petrov of bulgaria was 100m bronze in 80

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            • #7
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              Lazar Lovasz won bronze in the 1968 Hammer. Hungarian I think.

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                Zhelanov 3rd in '80 Decathlon

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                • #9
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                  Megelea 3rd, '76 jav?

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                  • #10
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                    all answers correct guys, good work.

                    to recapitulate and put to bed:

                    Petrov 100 3 80
                    Zhelanov dec 3 80
                    Megelea jt 3 76
                    Lovasz ht 3 68
                    McLeod 10k 2 84

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                    • #11
                      Re: little-known OG medalists

                      Petrov was a double Olympic finalist too. But does anybody think he would have medaled if Americans had been in Moscow? He would have been lucky to come 5th....

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