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  • Who am I (hat-trick)?

    I have three OG medals, but for me the term "hat-trick" is doubly relevant

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    Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

    Here's a guess:

    Golubnichy wore a hat in his race walks, and I know he won a bunch of OG medals ?

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    • #3
      Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

      DAVE WOTTLE only 1; BORIS HENRY wears Redskins hat but not in OG , SO HJ Dweeb probably right but Satch's psychic POWERS guesses RAY EWRY.

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      • #4
        Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

        Robert Korzeniowski?

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        • #5
          Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

          None of the above is who I had in mind. The athlete did not wear a hat while competing.

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          • #6
            Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

            The famous steeplechaser Pork-Pie Stetson?

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            • #7
              Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

              he-he-he!

              The 'right' answer is an Eastern European, more hints forthcoming if necessary..

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              • #8
                Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                Would it be Nina Ponomaryeva of the old USSR?

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                • #9
                  Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                  Very good, Nina Ponomaryeva is right.

                  For those who don't get it, will you explain it please, Per.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                    The Russians went shopping in, I believe London, and Nina "lifted" a hat. This must have been in 1953. After that she was known as "Hatte Nina" (Nina the Hat) in Scandinavia.
                    In Helsinki in '52 she beat another Russian Nina Dumbadze who was a real "looker" and a popular favorite. Dumbadze could be seen on the bench during the OG Discus final applying make-up. That was not something commonly associated with Russian athletes in those days.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                      The hat-story is right, it happened in London. The Russians were there for a USSR vs England meet. The British wanted to charge Ponomaryeva with shoplifting but she took refuge in the Russian embassy and the whole meet was cancelled, because the Russians insisted the charges be dropped. I can't remember how it all was eventually sorted out, but I think she satyed in the embassy for weeks to avoid arrest...
                      Ponomaryeva won discus gold in 1952 and 1960, and bronze in 1956 (this is from memory, I wonder if maybe it was silver in 1956?)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                        <Russian athletes>

                        Dumbadze was Georgian :-)
                        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                        • #13
                          Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                          even my psychic powers missed this one because it occurred before old SATCH'S time. Gets my award as best trivia question of the year.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                            Dumbadze was Georgian. Yes , you can tell by the name and maybe I should have said Soviet but it meant nothing for the outside world in 1952.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Who am I (hat-trick)?

                              Yep, just a friendly nitpick.
                              "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                              by Thomas Henry Huxley

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