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    Who's the only man to cross the line first in two Olympics?

  • #2
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    Stella Walsh?

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    • #3
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      Borzov?

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      • #4
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        Including the unofficial Athens 1906, Archie Hahn.

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        • #5
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          I don't count the Intercalary edition, although many do.

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          • #6
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            Is it safe to assume that qualifying rounds (quarters,semis, etc.) don't count?

            Also, since you chose to use the term 'crossed the line first' rather than 'walked away with a gold medal' in two Olympics, is it safe to assume that there was some kind of controversary in that they crossed the line but didn't "win"?

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            • #7
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              "Crossed the finish line first" is obviously intended to exclude Carl Lewis's gold medal in Seoul. But if you exclude that and exclude Hahn, no man has ever won the 100m twice. So it's some kind of trick question, but I haven't figured out the trick yet.

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              • #8
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                Harrison Dillard - first across the line at 100m in 1948, first across the line at 110mH in 1952.

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                • #9
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                  But if you go outside the 100, do you meet the definition of the question implied by the title of the thread? Dillard did not cross the finish line first in the 100--the hurdles were 110.

                  A better answer would be Carl Lewis, who anchored the 4x100 in 1992 in addition to what he did in 1984. At least the nominal distance of his leg was 100.

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                  • #10
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                    Yes, the correct answer is nobody. All as a lead-in to noting that Mo Greene can become the first. How many of the others have even been in a position to do so? (That's a rhetorical question, not something I've actually researched--feel free to do so!)

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                    • #11
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                      i'd have to go back and see as far as who else was in position.. but i think Mo will. er, that is, if he ends up getting to go.

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                      • #12
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                        Only seven 100m champs even made it to the next games, let alone winning!

                        Paddock was 5th in 1924;
                        Williams went out injured in the semis in 1932;
                        Borzov returned in 1976 with a bronze;
                        Wells went out in the semis in 1984;
                        Lewis defended in 1988;
                        Christie was dq'd in 1996;
                        Bailey was injured in the qf in 2000.

                        Three others ran at a previous games:

                        Christie is only winner (besides Johnson) to medal at a previous games;
                        Abrahams went out in the qf in 1920 before winning in 1924 (did they mention this in Chariots of Fire?)
                        Crawford was injured in the 1972 final before winning in 1976.

                        And of course Ralph Craig returned 36yrs after his 1912 win as an alternate in the 1948 yachting team (and carried the flag).

                        Edit: Crawford also returned, making the qf in 1980 (and again in 1984 - he's the only champ to run the 100m in four games).

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                        • #13
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                          Three "close" ones would have to be,
                          Metcalfe - 1932-36 (Metcalfe would have won '32 under modern rules)

                          Borzov - 1972-76 (bronze in '76)
                          Lewis - 1984-88 (We know the story)

                          I have to admit Greene looks good at this point but 4 rounds at the OT and OG?

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                          • #14
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                            'Yes, the correct answer is nobody.'

                            Well, this certainly counts as the dumbest and most worthless trivia question posted yet.

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                            • #15
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                              >'Yes, the correct answer is nobody.'

                              Well, this certainly counts as the
                              >dumbest and most worthless trivia question posted yet.

                              lets see U ask a better one u moronic pseudo teabag, old coot . your greatest fan , satch

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