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    Happy birthday today (Thursday) to an Olympic champion who was born 113 years ago today and died at the age of 59.

    This champion shares the same initials as another Olympic champion who won Olympic gold 80 years after our birthday athlete, but not in the same event.

    One of these two athletes (birthday athlete and the athlete with same initials) was born in North America and the other was born in Africa.

    Our birthday athlete won Olympic gold in Europe while the athlete sharing the same initials won Olympic gold in Asia.

    No hurdles were involved in our birthday athlete's Olympic gold medal.

    Seventeen days from today marks the 91st anniversary of our birthday athlete's Olympic gold medal performance.

    If you are attending this year's Pre Classic, you have the opportunity to see our birthday athlete's name very near the track.

    Even though it has been almost 54 years since our birthday person died, we still celebrate a life well-lived.

    Who is this Olympic champion?

  • #2
    I think it is Robert Wade King, winner of the high jump in 1928
    at Amsterdam, with a jump of 1 meter and 94 cm.

    JM

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    • #3
      How did you know his middle name, jmdjmd? Very good. Bob King was born 113 years ago yesterday (Thursday) and yes, he did win the 1928 high jump.

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      • #4
        jmdjmd is now 13/14 in these birthday quizzes, a remarkable percentage with no research. I look forward to posts on other topics.
        Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DoubleRBar View Post
          How did you know his middle name, jmdjmd?
          Good question. His middle name is on his Wiki page, but why would one look at his Wiki page?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Master403 View Post
            jmdjmd is now 13/14 in these birthday quizzes, a remarkable percentage with no research. I look forward to posts on other topics.
            hmmmmmm....??

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tandfman View Post
              Good question. His middle name is on his Wiki page, but why would one look at his Wiki page?
              Come on guys. Obviously used an advanced form of AI technology and has downloaded the full Wikipedia into his brain and the saturation of WiFi hotpots continually updates his now embedded knowledge.

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              • #8
                Hello,

                I have several books of Tracks and fields, specially
                "La fabuleuse histoire de l'athletisme" from the french author Robert Parienté
                and there is the lists of all the winners of Olympics Games.

                JM

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jmdjmd View Post
                  Hello,

                  I have several books of Tracks and fields, specially
                  "La fabuleuse histoire de l'athletisme" from the french author Robert Parienté
                  and there is the lists of all the winners of Olympics Games.

                  JM
                  And obviously committed to memory. Sorry bambam, but you have been surpassed.

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                  • #10
                    learn the rules jmdjmd

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                    • #11
                      To be more specific, you're not supposed to do research to find the answers to DoubleRBar's questions.

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                      • #12
                        No big deal. He didn't know the rules - he'll follow them from now on, I suspect.

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                        • #13
                          " To err is human, to forgive, divine."

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