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  • noone
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    Okay, enough.
    The article said that only John Thomas and Don Bragg were shoo-ins.

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  • gh
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    That's OK, I pronounced it write.

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  • Jefferson Buffalo
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    Hm-m-m-m. I wonder if gh will kick me off the Board if I point out that he misspelled Krzyszkowiak?

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  • gh
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    Here's what the T&FN 6-man panel said about favorites (number in parens is number of 1st-place votes each got) (*=actually won):

    Norton (4)
    Norton (6)
    Singh (3)
    Kerr (4)
    Elliott (6)*
    Krzyzskowiak (6)*
    Pirie/Halberg* (3s)
    Halberg (5)
    Popov (3)
    Calhoun (6)*
    Davis (6)*
    US (6)
    US (6)*
    Thomas (6)
    Bragg (5)*
    Boston (4)*
    Schmidt (6)*
    Nieder (4)*
    Oerter (5)*
    Connolly (6)
    Alley/Lievore/Cantello (2s)
    Johnson (6)*

    So much for my Sidlo guess!

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  • hijumpsteve
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    as to 1960, if it was a German article, I'll guess it was Kaufman, who had run a swift 45.4 in the German trials.

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  • gh
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    Yes, Lusis was the answer to '72.

    As for '60 how about Janusz Sidlo?

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  • noone
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    The 1960 prediction was in a German magazine. And it was not anybody mentioned so far.

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  • Bear
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    I'd guess that the 'A' pick in 1972 who lost was Janis Lusis - who lost by a half-inch.

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  • Conor Dary
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    U.S. men's 4x4 also had--and failed--an A)

    When two of your guys get tossed out and another gets injured there isn't much left to do. At least in 72 when only 6 were eligible to run the relay.

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  • richard hymans
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    Must be Norton in the 200 - he was a favourite in the 100, but with Jerome and Hary was not a prohibitive favourite

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  • hijumpsteve
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    I'll say that it was Moens as well.

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  • Per Andersen
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    If it was in SI or in another US publication then I'll go with Norton too.

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  • Powell
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    >I would say the answer to the 1972 Olympic question would be vaulter Bob
    >Seagren. He was a big favorite in West Germany.

    ...or Janis Lusis

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  • dj
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    I'd bet on John Thomas and Ray Norton, but only because it was SI. If it had been a Euro publication, I'd have guessed Thomas and Roger Moens.

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  • EastBayprepoftheweek67
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    >For 1960, John Thomas is "correct". The other "sure bet" according to that
    >one writer was NOT Herb Elliot. Try again.

    Ray Norton.

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