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    This month's (November) "Big Event" happened 64 years ago today in a nation which no longer exists. What happened on this day about four months after Disneyland opened was a world record in an event which is not the hurdles.

    Unscramble these seven letters to get some help with this: List Ibi

    I can tell you that this world record involved a field event and it wasn't the triple jump or the hammer throw.

    Not many of you will probably know the athlete that set this world mark, but you might be able to figure out the nation and the event.

    Now, name the event, the athlete, and country where this record happened. Major bonus points if you can give the actual mark, too.

  • #2
    Oviously Tbilisi

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    • #3
      Tibilisi is the capital of Georgia and yes, this is where today's "Big Event" took place in 1955, however Georgia was not a country in 1955. So, name the athlete, the country, and the event.

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      • #4
        Galina Zybina, Soviet Union, Shot Put.

        This was the Soviet Championships and the world records for the women's LJ and men's 50k walk were also broken.

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        • #5
          Galina Zybina of the Soviet Union in the shot put is correct. Good job, ianb. I'm impressed. Any idea how far she put the shot 64 years ago today?

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          • #6
            I wonder if there are many (any ?) other occurrences of world records in November ? Apart from the Melbourne Olympics I'm struggling to think of any major meets in this month.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ianb View Post
              I wonder if there are many (any ?) other occurrences of world records in November ? Apart from the Melbourne Olympics I'm struggling to think of any major meets in this month.
              I have put Richard Hymans' WR Progression book into a spreadsheet. Richard knows about it and has seen it. It was a precursor to my work on the AR Progression (which is now close to fini).

              In that spreadsheet there are about 50-60 WRs set in November - depends on which events you want to include. Could also be a lot more if you include world bests pre-IAAF and pre-FSFI.

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              • #8
                I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what FSFI was. My first Google hit pointed to Female Sexual Function Index. I didn't think that was it.

                (I assume it's the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale.)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                  I confess that I had to dig a bit to learn what FSFI was. My first Google hit pointed to Female Sexual Function Index. I didn't think that was it.

                  (I assume it's the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale.)
                  Yes, that's correct - the original governing body for women's athletics

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                  • #10
                    Thanks - thanks more than I would have expected

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ianb View Post
                      Thanks - thanks more than I would have expected
                      You should know that the database contains a lot of irregular and non-ratified marks, also, so its actually a bit over 8,000 marks. Lot of world records

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                      • #12
                        ...it must have been a long evening when you typed that into a spreadsheet !

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ianb View Post
                          ...it must have been a long evening when you typed that into a spreadsheet !
                          Didn't exactly type all of it in - I have ways

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
                            In that spreadsheet there are about 50-60 WRs set in November - depends on which events you want to include. Could also be a lot more if you include world bests pre-IAAF and pre-FSFI.
                            I love T&F meets in October. It is best weather in South of USA and many other nations. We should have more meets in late September and early October.

                            Questions:
                            Was any Athletics WR set in Armenia when it was part USSR? I know many weightlifting records were set there.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GHM View Post
                              Questions:
                              Was any Athletics WR set in Armenia when it was part USSR? I know many weightlifting records were set there.
                              Event Gdr Mark1 Wind Rek Parameter Status Name NOC Location Nation Event Day Month Year Weekday
                              Long Jump M 8.31 -0.1 m/s WR IAAF Igor Ter-Ovanesyan URS Yerevan ARM A. Sfaryan Memorial 10 June 1962 Sunday
                              100 m F 11.1A 0.0 m/s =WR Altitude IAAF Lyudmila Samotyosova URS Gyumri (Leninakan) ARM Soviet Championships 15 August 1968 Thursday
                              100 m H F 13.0A Altitude Irregular Valentina Bolshova URS Gyumri (Leninakan) ARM Soviet Championships 3 October 1966 Monday
                              100 m H F 13.0A Altitude Irregular Galina Kuznetsova URS Gyumri (Leninakan) ARM 1 October 1967 Sunday
                              4 x 100 m / 110 yd F 43.9A =WR Altitude IAAF National Team URS Gyumri (Leninakan) ARM Soviet Championships 16 August 1968 Friday
                              4 x 200 m / 220 yd F 1:34.4A WR Altitude IAAF National Team URS Gyumri (Leninakan) ARM World Record Attempt 2 October 1967 Monday

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