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    OK, DoubleRBar must be on holiday today so I'll do one.

    This Olympic Champion was born 80 years ago today and won his gold medal at age 31. He competed in 4 Olympic Games and won 3 Olympic medals in all. He won his gold medal 10,355 km from his hometown.

    Forget the hurdles when thinking of this person. Also you can forget tennis or golf when thinking of him (I'm not too good at this yet).

    You might wonder what the Miami Dolphins have to do with this Olympic Champion. But you can otherwise forget American football when thinking of this gold medalist.

  • #2
    Mohammed Gammoudi or the hammer guy. I thought of Mel Pender but Mel only got the one medal and Oeter, but he got 4 medals.

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    • #3
      My guess is Gammoudi. Most clues fit, even though I don't have the slightest idea how he relates with "MC Claw" or "Miami Dolphins."

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      • #4
        Very good, bambam1729. I like your style. I think Tuariki is in the "ballpark".

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        • #5
          I'll guess the hammer guy Gyula Zsivotzky of Hungary.

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          • #6
            But Tuariki really deserves the credit.

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            • #7
              Good job, J Rorick. It is Gyula Zsivotsky, the 1968 hammer throw gold medalist, and silver medalist in 1960 and 1964.

              Hammer = MC Hammer = Claw Hammer was the clue

              Miami Dolphins = Don Shula - Zsivotsky's given name is pronounced very similarly to Shula. A bit more like a J-shula

              Hey, DoubleRBar was taking a break. I'm just the stand-in.

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              • #8
                Great job, bambam1729. I couldn't have done any better!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                  Good job, J Rorick. It is Gyula Zsivotsky, the 1968 hammer throw gold medalist, and silver medalist in 1960 and 1964.

                  Hammer = MC Hammer = Claw Hammer was the clue

                  Miami Dolphins = Don Shula - Zsivotsky's given name is pronounced very similarly to Shula. A bit more like a J-shula
                  I'm afraid I still don't understand any of these clues, but never mind, I can google them and educate myself.

                  Regarding pronunciation, I think Gyula is pronounced more like Dyula, with a rather weak D, hence almost Yula, using English approximants ([djula] in IPA). But correct me, if you or anyone reading this really knows how to speak Hungarian.

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                  • #10
                    I'm pretty sure Gyula is pronounced Zhula, not exactly Shula.

                    MC Hammer = rap star
                    Claw hammer = the most popular type of hammer used in carpentry
                    Miami Dolphins = American football team in NFL - their best known coach was Don Shula who led them to the only fully undefeated season in NFL history, back in 1972.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Olli View Post
                      Regarding pronunciation, I think Gyula is pronounced more like Dyula, with a rather weak D, hence almost Yula, using English approximants ([djula] in IPA). But correct me, if you or anyone reading this really knows how to speak Hungarian.
                      That's a pretty good approximation of how my Hungarian-speaking friend pronounces it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                        I'm pretty sure Gyula is pronounced Zhula, not exactly Shula.

                        MC Hammer = rap star
                        Claw hammer = the most popular type of hammer used in carpentry
                        Miami Dolphins = American football team in NFL - their best known coach was Don Shula who led them to the only fully undefeated season in NFL history, back in 1972.
                        Thanks for explanations. I learnt something new about English language and less familiar parts of American culture. But I still disagree with the pronunciation of Gy in Hungarian. If no real Hungarian will appear hear, let's trust LopenUupunut's friend.

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