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  • A Swedish question.

    Who was first Swede over 7ft?

  • #2
    Re: A Swedish question.

    Charles Lindbergh (well, at least his name sounds Swedish)
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    • #3
      Re: A Swedish question.

      Stig Petterssen, 2.13 August 7, 1960
      What do I win?

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      • #4
        Re: A Swedish question.

        >Stig Petterssen, 2.13 August 7, 1960
        What do I win?

        ticket to next CLEMSON- FLA. ST. track fight

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        • #5
          Re: A Swedish question.

          check your math, Ed, 2.13 ain't 7 feet. Close, but not there. We need a metric 2.14 or a measured 7'0" to correctly answer the question, and w/o looking it up I don't know the answer.

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          • #6
            Re: A Swedish question.

            Petterssen jumped 2.15 in 1961.
            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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            • #7
              Re: A Swedish question.

              >Petterssen jumped 2.15 in 1961.

              Thanks pal, I was just going to type that myself !

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              • #8
                Re: A Swedish question.

                Under the parlance of the times, Petterson was credited in the T&FN World Rankings as having cleared 6-11 7/8.

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                • #9
                  Re: A Swedish question.

                  I had just come home from taking my family to see the new Harry Potter film and I saw the question, got my answer and then sat there and decided whether or not to put the 2.13 down (I know about the 7/8 measurement) or just his name and I decided to show off. Well I got the right guy and the wrong date. Half credit???

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                  • #10
                    Re: A Swedish question.

                    Ed, since I'm the one that tweaked you on the 2.13 not being 7 feet, I for one will give you half credit, but ONLY if you check the "Tarholes" thread and see my exclusive trivia question just for you. Hint: Clemson

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                    • #11
                      Re: A Swedish question.

                      So Powell is right. It has to be the 2.15 jump from 1961 as the 2.13 from the previous year was about 2mm under 7ft.
                      Stig "Stickan" Pettersson is one of the four greatest Swedish HJers of modern times IMHO. The other three would be Bengt Nilsson, Patrick Sjoberg and Stefan Holm.

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                      • #12
                        Re: A Swedish question.

                        Stefan Strand doesn't get a mention?

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                        • #13
                          Re: A Swedish question.

                          ...not to mention Kajsa Bergqvist ?
                          Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                          • #14
                            Re: A Swedish question.

                            Well said Powell

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                            • #15
                              Re: A Swedish question.

                              >...not to mention Kajsa Bergqvist?
                              Yeah, well I was thinking more in context of the 7ft question so it felt more logical to go with the males.
                              Nothing would please me more than Strand getting back in shape for the OG but I don't think his record is quite as good as the four I mentioned.
                              Also his name is Staffan not Stefan.

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