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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Olli » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:56 pm

bobguild76 wrote:
Not actually sure about Viren's double-double. I listed his Munich 10k, when distance running truly entered the modern age. The best of the best at their peaks. Viren, Gammoudi, Puttemans, Yifter the Shifter, Haro, Shorter, Bedford. Opening lap in 60 sec?! You gotta be kidding! A shocking fall, taking out the defending Champion, but Viren gets back up. A sub-2:30 last K & WR. Wow!!!


I believe the Munich 10km will reappear here later, but, to be precise, Gammoudi was the defending champion in 5km.
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Postby Tuariki » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:56 am

HopStepJump wrote:13 points
83rd
MLJ Pedroso v Taurima 00

I remember this as much for what happened before the event as the event itself. Tucked in the recesses of my brain before writing this post was that Taurima had said something racially insensitive that pissed off the U.S. long jumpers well before the actual competition. In researching this to refresh my memory for this post, the quote was even worse that I remembered:

"You can pretty much knock off all the dark athletes. We jumped in Salamanca, Spain, a month ago, and those guys just couldn't compete well in bad conditions. It was wet and cold."

I had never heard of Jai Taurima, but I decided after reading about it in the Australian papers that he was a massive prick.

And especially unfortunate comments from someone who although born in Australia is a New Zealand Maori of the Ngati Kahungungu tribe.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby mump boy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:51 am

bobguild76 wrote:
mump boy wrote:So moving swiftly on

62nd
Ulf Timmerman mSP 88

61st
Lasse Viren Double Double (includes 1 double and 1 5k which completed the double)
27 points



Not actually sure about Viren's double-double. I listed his Munich 10k,


This entry is specific to '76, 72 might appear later :P
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby mump boy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:55 am

Daisy wrote:I had Ovett too, that makes three of us ( think we're still in the two vote category?)


Deleted Mr Ovett will be back later :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby bobguild76 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:30 am

Olli wrote:
bobguild76 wrote:
Not actually sure about Viren's double-double. I listed his Munich 10k, when distance running truly entered the modern age. The best of the best at their peaks. Viren, Gammoudi, Puttemans, Yifter the Shifter, Haro, Shorter, Bedford. Opening lap in 60 sec?! You gotta be kidding! A shocking fall, taking out the defending Champion, but Viren gets back up. A sub-2:30 last K & WR. Wow!!!


I believe the Munich 10km will reappear here later, but, to be precise, Gammoudi was the defending champion in 5km.


Ugh! My apologies to Naftali Temu. Crossed memory cells in my brain. :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby HopStepJump » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:25 pm

21 points

65th

Allyson Felix 200m 12
Mac Wilkins Discus win 76

I voted for both of these. My vote for Felix was for finally accomplishing the one thing that had been eluding her. I can only imagine how the media would view her if she hadn't won. Her victory wasn't terribly suspenseful, but it still was very satisfying to see her cross the line in first with that great smile of hers. It also didn't hurt that it was part of the best American night of the London game,s and I was sitting with some pretty knowledgeable fans that night (which wasn't always the case the other nights).

Wilkins was a very memorable moment for me. I was 14 at the time and I knew he was one of the top American hopes going into Montreal. I remember being so excited for the games to begin and running out to check the mail every day to see if my Olympic preview issue from Sports Illustrated had arrived. In the prelims, in remember watching with my Dad as this burly guy unleashed a massive throw and my Dad laughing at how ridiculously long it was. In the final. I remember that ABC gave it some decent coverage, and I remember the hug for Schmidt when he moved up to silver in the last round. There was a little bit of controversy at the time since Schmidt hailed from beyond the Iron Curtain.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby HopStepJump » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:53 pm

23 points

64th

Stacey Dragila PV win 2000

This was my number 2. The pole vault final took place right in front of where I was sitting and it ended up being a dramatic competition with Grigorieva giving the Aussies a lot to cheer about. At one point Stacy had to make a clutch third attempt along the way to stay in the gold hunt, and I remember being really nervous before that particular vault and exuberant after she made it. In the end Stacy cleared the next couple of heights to win, and the Aussie fans helped Grigorieva get a PB on the way to the silver. The crowd involvement at the later heights make the competition tense and unforgettable, and it wasn't decided until a final Grigorieva miss. Man, I love reminiscing about this stuff!! :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby John G » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:20 am

nevetsllim wrote:Mump - Sonia vs. Szabo (one of mine) was included in the one-vote list or is this a revised result?


I had this one as well. Sometimes, 5000m can seem a very long way - and it did that night for Sonia. She was really struggling at times and IIRC was even dropped from the leading group on one occasion. You could see her physically grow in confidence however as it entered 'her territory' with a couple of laps to go and in the end she was oh, so near.

Incidentally, her autobiography is the best I've read by a runner in quite some time.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Olli » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:13 pm

HopStepJump wrote:21 points


Wilkins was a very memorable moment for me. I was 14 at the time and I knew he was one of the top American hopes going into Montreal. I remember being so excited for the games to begin and running out to check the mail every day to see if my Olympic preview issue from Sports Illustrated had arrived. In the prelims, in remember watching with my Dad as this burly guy unleashed a massive throw and my Dad laughing at how ridiculously long it was. In the final. I remember that ABC gave it some decent coverage, and I remember the hug for Schmidt when he moved up to silver in the last round. There was a little bit of controversy at the time since Schmidt hailed from beyond the Iron Curtain.


I also remember the Montreal discuss throw quite well. I was 12 and very exited about t&f (as were many if not most Finnish kids in those days). Unfortunately, many of the Montreal competitions occurred at what was night in our timezone, and my parents often told me to go to bed before the competitions were over. I remember my dad listening to the radio (there was no TV in our summer house) with a very low volume and my lying on my bed trying to catch some words from the discuss throw commentary. That the commentators did not raise their voices too much made me guess Pentti Kahma (European Champion 1974) failed to medal.

Schmidt passed, I think, Wilkins's fellow American, John Powell. Wasn't that the reason for the controversy?
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby mump boy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:00 am

3 Votes

54th

Decker v Budd 84 7 points

53rd

Paul Erneg 800m '88 8 points

52nd

w HJ Tia v Blanka '08 15 point

51st

Kip Keino 1500m 68 21 points

50th

W100mh 08 (Sally interview) 24 points

49th

Heike Dreschler LJ 2000 31 points

46th

Irena Szewinska 400m 76 32 points
GBR M4x100m 04 32 points
Linford Christie 100m 92 32 points
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Olli » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:59 am

mump boy wrote:3 Votes

46th

Irena Szewinska 400m 72 32 points


Shouldn't that be 76?
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby mump boy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:08 am

Olli wrote:
mump boy wrote:3 Votes

46th

Irena Szewinska 400m 72 32 points


Shouldn't that be 76?


Done
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby odelltrclan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:29 am

mump boy wrote:3 Votes


Kip Keino 1500m 68 21 points

50th



I was too young at the time to remember this even if I did see it, and I know I would have been rooting for Ryun as an American distance running fan. But, from a historical perspective, this has to be very important. From what I have read, this inspired Kenya athletics and may be one of the key events that have taken the sport to where it is today with East African participation.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby Olli » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:34 am

I also am too young to have experienced Keino's win in real time, but voted for him since his performance was impressive indeed, given the troubles with his health and even with getting to the stadium. Of course, Ryun suffered from the altitude, but watching that race makes me think that Keino definitely deserved the victory. It was his great day.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby Olli » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:46 am

Szewinska's 400m in 1976, which I did witness real-time, was also sheer superiority. The WR improved quite a lot, more than half a second, I think. And this performance crowned her excellent career.

By the way, there was another thread about the decline of Finnish t&f and it might be recalled that there was a time in which Finnish women were also quite competitive in short distances. If I recall correctly, Pirjo Häggman lost the bronze with just a hundredth of a second. But while I may have focused on the bronze battle at the time, from a wider perspective it was of course eclipsed by Szewinska's supremacy.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby bobguild76 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:48 am

mump boy wrote:3 Votes

54th

Decker v Budd 84 7 points

(and so on) ...


I love the results coming out bit by bit. All at once would be too much to digest and post about. One question though ...

Sally Gunnel 400h 92 only had two votes, but they totaled 31 points and put her in 56th place. Decker vs Budd 84 had three votes, but only 7 points, which put them two places ahead of Gunnel, even though they had 24 less points. Shouldn't total points be the final factor?

Of course, we all love that you have taken the time to do this, and the discussion is about memories as much as it is about points. Jes wonderin' :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby mump boy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:59 am

bobguild76 wrote:
mump boy wrote:3 Votes

54th

Decker v Budd 84 7 points

(and so on) ...


I love the results coming out bit by bit. All at once would be too much to digest and post about. One question though ...

Sally Gunnel 400h 92 only had two votes, but they totaled 31 points and put her in 56th place. Decker vs Budd 84 had three votes, but only 7 points, which put them two places ahead of Gunnel, even though they had 24 less points. Shouldn't total points be the final factor?

Of course, we all love that you have taken the time to do this, and the discussion is about memories as much as it is about points. Jes wonderin' :D


The whole point is that wide popularity is more important then being a few people's most favoured

See first page for explanation
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby bobguild76 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:09 am

mump boy wrote:
bobguild76 wrote:
mump boy wrote:3 Votes

54th

Decker v Budd 84 7 points

(and so on) ...


I love the results coming out bit by bit. All at once would be too much to digest and post about. One question though ...

Sally Gunnel 400h 92 only had two votes, but they totaled 31 points and put her in 56th place. Decker vs Budd 84 had three votes, but only 7 points, which put them two places ahead of Gunnel, even though they had 24 less points. Shouldn't total points be the final factor?

Of course, we all love that you have taken the time to do this, and the discussion is about memories as much as it is about points. Jes wonderin' :D


The whole point is that wide popularity is more important then being a few people's most favoured

See first page for explanation


Yep! It's right there in black and white. So much for my reading and retention skills. Thanks again for hosting this thread. As with most people on this thread, it's my first hit online when I wake up, and one of my last at night.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby mump boy » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:24 am

bobguild76 wrote:
Yep! It's right there in black and white. So much for my reading and retention skills. Thanks again for hosting this thread. As with most people on this thread, it's my first hit online when I wake up, and one of my last at night.


haha and 27 times inbetween :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby Rog » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:25 am

Olli wrote:Szewinska's 400m in 1976, which I did witness real-time, was also sheer superiority. The WR improved quite a lot, more than half a second, I think. And this performance crowned her excellent career.

By the way, there was another thread about the decline of Finnish t&f and it might be recalled that there was a time in which Finnish women were also quite competitive in short distances. If I recall correctly, Pirjo Häggman lost the bronze with just a hundredth of a second. But while I may have focused on the bronze battle at the time, from a wider perspective it was of course eclipsed by Szewinska's supremacy.


Finland got 4th and 7th in that final, and also had a competitive team in the 4x400. Riita Salin, who was 7th in the final, was the European Champion in 74 with a new electronically timed WR of 50.14 - they also got the bronze in the 200 through Mona-Lisa Pursianen, who at one point was only a hundredth or two outside the 200 world record. I think in that Euro women's 4x400 they were only just beaten by the GDR!
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby lionelp1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:49 am

I was the other Keino vote from 68. What a tumultuous week for him in Mexico and he clearly was confident that the altitude would favour him over the others, especially Ryun.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby mump boy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:20 am

50th

W100mh 08 (Sally interview) 24 points


One of these was me

Not so much the race although it was a great one but Sally's legendary interview afterwards

I've never really understood why we can't post Youtube clips on here but if you look up

'Sally Pearson 100m hurdle post interview' you'll see what i mean

http://www.youtube.com/
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby eldanielfire » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:08 pm

mump boy wrote:
50th

W100mh 08 (Sally interview) 24 points


One of these was me

Not so much the race although it was a great one but Sally's legendary interview afterwards

I've never really understood why we can't post Youtube clips on here but if you look up

'Sally Pearson 100m hurdle post interview' you'll see what i mean

http://www.youtube.com/


That video was one of the funniest and yet most honest post race/match/sport event interviews. The "I lied" bit when told she said she wasn't that bothered about medals is just what we all know athletes are really thinking and the joy she is projecting is just sport at it's purist.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby Fortius19 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:22 am

Ha! I had Sally too for '08!

That interview was more memorable for me than her '12 Gold medal win!

"Did you see me?" What a line! Then I think she dropped the "s" word.

Wow, thinking back, I may have enjoyed the '08 Olympics on TV more than London.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby mump boy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:52 am

Fortius19 wrote:Ha! I had Sally too for '08!

That interview was more memorable for me than her '12 Gold medal win!

"Did you see me?" What a line! Then I think she dropped the "s" word.

Wow, thinking back, I may have enjoyed the '08 Olympics on TV more than London.


I think i did as well, London was all too easy i like having to get up at 2am going back to bed at 1am and feeling like i've got jet lag for 3 weeks. It all adds to the Olympics experience

:D :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby skiboo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:10 pm

Olli wrote:Szewinska's 400m in 1976, which I did witness real-time, was also sheer superiority. The WR improved quite a lot, more than half a second, I think. And this performance crowned her excellent career.


If anyone can find video of Szewinska's 49.28 world record in Montreal '76 I'll buy them an eternal round of favorite spirits. Seriously, though , it would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Flumpy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:32 pm

mump boy wrote:3 Votes

54th

Decker v Budd 84 7 points


Who can forget this? It had everything. 17 year old Zola gets a dodgy passport just in time to qualify for the Olympics and somehow manages to trip up the nations 'sweetheart' and reigning World Champ in her only event of the Olympics. The crowd digracefully booed the teenager, the favourite showed her true colours and the race was won by a pesky communist!!!

mump boy wrote:46th

GBR M4x100m 04 32 points


In my head I always assume that that the American's dropped the baton or something, but no we just beat them :mrgreen:

Thank god Dwain wasn't in the team.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby drdan » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:23 pm

mump boy wrote:3 Votes

49th

Heike Dreschler LJ 2000 31 points



OK, if I'd actualy got my ass into gear and voted, this would have been my #1 (my 20points). Drechsler's my all time favourite and watching her win this at 36 (35?) was marvellous, especially as it sort of seemed that, Euro Champs apart, the second half of the 90s hadnt really been great for her, medals-wise (some ace GP performances, however) and that this, surely, was her last chance.

Better yet, the LJ was supposed to be part of Marion Jones' "drive for five". There was, undeniably, something deeply satisfying about watching a 'real' long jumper beat the parvenu Jones (whose technique left more than a little to be desired). I think Jackie Edwards (BAH) said something to the same effect afterwards.

Drechsler looked pretty shocked to win (as she might have been at 6.99m). Whatever one thinks about Jones (and my opinion of her is pretty low), she was very gracious in defeat, saying that she didn't mind losing to one of the all-time greats. And I think that's what this was for me; proof, if proof were even needed, that Drechsler is the women's LJ GOAT.

Also, I watched this in a bar in Rome, where I had my first negroni, so it was excellent on a number of levels.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby mump boy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:14 pm

drdan wrote: And I think that's what this was for me; proof, if proof were even needed, that Drechsler is the women's LJ GOAT.
.


Deffo none needed :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Pego » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:44 pm

drdan wrote:
mump boy wrote:3 Votes

49th

Heike Dreschler LJ 2000 31 points



OK, if I'd actualy got my ass into gear and voted, this would have been my #1 (my 20points). Drechsler's my all time favourite and watching her win this at 36 (35?) was marvellous, especially as it sort of seemed that, Euro Champs apart, the second half of the 90s hadnt really been great for her, medals-wise (some ace GP performances, however) and that this, surely, was her last chance.

Better yet, the LJ was supposed to be part of Marion Jones' "drive for five". There was, undeniably, something deeply satisfying about watching a 'real' long jumper beat the parvenu Jones (whose technique left more than a little to be desired). I think Jackie Edwards (BAH) said something to the same effect afterwards.

Drechsler looked pretty shocked to win (as she might have been at 6.99m). Whatever one thinks about Jones (and my opinion of her is pretty low), she was very gracious in defeat, saying that she didn't mind losing to one of the all-time greats. And I think that's what this was for me; proof, if proof were even needed, that Drechsler is the women's LJ GOAT.

Also, I watched this in a bar in Rome, where I had my first negroni, so it was excellent on a number of levels.


I looked up negroni. It sounds most intruiging, I'll have to try it.

Now back to the regularly scheduled programming. Yes, Heike is the LJ GOAT, no doubt in my mind.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby TN1965 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:07 pm

Other people have already stated so eloquently why the victories of Keino, Szewinska and Drechsler were so great. I have nothing to add. :)

(Really just saving myself for future posts...)
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Rog » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:15 pm

Flumpy wrote:
mump boy wrote:3 Votes

54th

Decker v Budd 84 7 points


Who can forget this? It had everything. 17 year old Zola gets a dodgy passport just in time to qualify for the Olympics and somehow manages to trip up the nations 'sweetheart' and reigning World Champ in her only event of the Olympics. The crowd digracefully booed the teenager, the favourite showed her true colours and the race was won by a pesky communist!!!

mump boy wrote:46th

GBR M4x100m 04 32 points


In my head I always assume that that the American's dropped the baton or something, but no we just beat them :mrgreen:

Thank god Dwain wasn't in the team.


It didn't have the best 3000 runner in the world, Tatyana Kazankina, boycotted out of the Olympics and prevented from winning her fourth gold
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby Rog » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:20 pm

skiboo wrote:
Olli wrote:Szewinska's 400m in 1976, which I did witness real-time, was also sheer superiority. The WR improved quite a lot, more than half a second, I think. And this performance crowned her excellent career.


If anyone can find video of Szewinska's 49.28 world record in Montreal '76 I'll buy them an eternal round of favorite spirits. Seriously, though , it would be greatly appreciated!



It's on youtube. Thanks for the drink, I'll have a malt whisky, but please, drink it for me by proxy
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby bobguild76 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:09 pm

skiboo wrote:
Olli wrote:Szewinska's 400m in 1976, which I did witness real-time, was also sheer superiority. The WR improved quite a lot, more than half a second, I think. And this performance crowned her excellent career.


If anyone can find video of Szewinska's 49.28 world record in Montreal '76 I'll buy them an eternal round of favorite spirits. Seriously, though , it would be greatly appreciated!


Here's a link to a Youtube compendium of each of Szewinska's Olympic golds. The '76 400 comes at the 1:25 mark. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vHhJkkOaos
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby mump boy » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:15 pm

bobguild76 wrote:
skiboo wrote:
Olli wrote:Szewinska's 400m in 1976, which I did witness real-time, was also sheer superiority. The WR improved quite a lot, more than half a second, I think. And this performance crowned her excellent career.


If anyone can find video of Szewinska's 49.28 world record in Montreal '76 I'll buy them an eternal round of favorite spirits. Seriously, though , it would be greatly appreciated!


Here's a link to a Youtube compendium of each of Szewinska's Olympic golds. The '76 400 comes at the 1:25 mark. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vHhJkkOaos


I LOVE Irena she's probably my female over all GOAT :D
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby bobguild76 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:54 pm

mump boy wrote:I LOVE Irena she's probably my female over all GOAT :D


I'm with you ... although I would make it a toss-up between her & JJK. I also agree with you on Dreschler as the LJ GOAT. All three seemed to have class & dignity to go with their incredible competitive drive & records.
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Flumpy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:48 am

Rog wrote:It didn't have the best 3000 runner in the world, Tatyana Kazankina, boycotted out of the Olympics and prevented from winning her fourth gold


Considering what happened a month later it's probably for the best.

Still looking forward to tracking her down in Moscow next year :mrgreen:
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. More 2 Votes

Postby Rog » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:17 am

Flumpy wrote:
Rog wrote:It didn't have the best 3000 runner in the world, Tatyana Kazankina, boycotted out of the Olympics and prevented from winning her fourth gold


Considering what happened a month later it's probably for the best.

Still looking forward to tracking her down in Moscow next year :mrgreen:


Ah, but remember, she didn't fail a test, she just refused to take one. Reports at the time indicated that this was due to her coach/guard whatever, and not necessarily her own decision. She was a great athlete regardless, and she deserved her chance for gold. She seems a more admirable athlete than Decker, who apart from her childish behaviour used to refuse to call the soviet athletes women because she said drugs meant they weren't chemically female, but was found to have taken them herself!
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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby mump boy » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:39 am

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Re: T&FN Favourite Olympic Moment Poll Results. 3 Votes

Postby Fortius19 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:37 pm

I wasn't following T&F or Olympics in '84 (I was 13), but I do remember the front page (local Northern California) newspaper stories and pictures of Mary Decker lying on the ground, crying and being carried away. It seemed a bit much to me at the time (still does).

That is my #1 main memory of '84 Los Angeles.

hmm, I digress:


'88, my #1 memory was Ben
'92 my #1 memory was not being able to watch it like I wanted to (in person or the triple cast)
'96 my #1 memory is MJ 200 win I saw in person!
'00 is Marion's drive for five
'04 is SP comp in Greece's ancient Olympia stadium and Adam missing a Gold my one cm!
'08 is UB's 100m win thumping his chest
'12 is... wow, way too many, too recent I guess

I may vaguely remember Jimmy Carter's '80 boycott from "Current Events" in elementary school.
I remember knowing of Bruce Jenner as a kid. I assume from his '76 win in Montreal.

Good times!
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