A riddle (1)...


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A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:52 pm

As a reserve, he won the 4x400m Olympic Gold,
36 years after his father.
Who is he?...
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Thu Nov 13, 2003 1:58 pm

As a reserve, he won the 4x400m Olympic
>c Gold,
36 years after his father.
Who is
>he?...

Chip Jenkins
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 2:28 pm

Well seen,Steve...
Indeed, our man is Chip JENKINS (1992 Barcelona
Games). His father is the famous Charlie JENKINS
who was a 400m and 4x400m golden hero in 1956
at the Melbourne Olympics...
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:20 pm

a 'family' trivia question I'll throw in.. what family had a Decathlon WR holder, a Javelin WR & Oly. gold, and a triplejumper who did 35'7 1/2 for age-67 WR?(3 different family members)
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:57 pm

<a 'family' trivia question I'll throw in.. what family had a Decathlon WR holder, a Javelin WR & Oly. gold, and a triplejumper who did 35'7 1/2 for age-67 WR?(3 different family members)>

Guess - the Jarvinen family (Finland).
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:57 pm

Jarvinen?
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:01 pm

<Jarvinen?>

Yes, Matti was one of the greatest javelinists of all time (WR + Oly Champ). Brother Akilles (?) was a great decathlete. The TJ part is a guess.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby stevehj197 » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:58 pm

>
Well seen,Steve...
>
Indeed, our man
>
Indeed, our man is Chip JENKINS
>hip JENKINS (1992 Barcelona
Games). His father
>is the famous Charlie JENKINS
who was a 400m
>and 4x400m golden hero in 1956
at the Melbourne
>Olympics...

and the other 3 runners on the 1600 relay team were....??? ( w/o looking it up ! )
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:45 pm

>> at the Melbourne Olympics...

and the other 3runners on the 1600 relay team were....??? ( w/o looking it up ! )<

Given your obsession with Lou Jones, he was obviously one of them.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby stevehj197 » Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:12 pm

>>> at the Melbourne Olympics...

and the other
>3runners on the 1600 relay team were....??? ( w/o
>looking it up ! )<

Given your obsession with
>Lou Jones, he was obviously one of them.

Yep, he ran leadoff.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:30 pm

<a 'family' trivia question I'll throw in.. what family had a Decathlon WR holder, a Javelin WR & Oly. gold, and a triplejumper who did 35'7 1/2 for age-67 WR?(3 different family members)>

Hi bf. I presume my answer of the Jarvinen family of Finland was incorrect.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:25 pm

still waiting for the other 2 400 x 4 relay runners on USA winners in Melbourne. I thought that was an easy question. We have Lou Jones and Charlie Jenkins but need 2 more. No hints.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby dj » Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:06 pm

I think you're looking for J.W. Mashburn and Tom Courtney.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby 6 5.5hjsteve » Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:13 pm

>I think you're looking for J.W. Mashburn and Tom
>Courtney.

as they used to say on "Family Feud", " Good Answer ! "

And shades of Henry Carr in 1964, the non 400 runner ran the anchor !
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:27 pm

<>I think you're looking for J.W. Mashburn and Tom
>Courtney.
as they used to say on "Family Feud", " Good Answer ! "
And shades of Henry Carr in 1964, the non 400 runner ran the anchor !>

The compeitition in Tokyo was much stiffer and it was fairly critical who ran the anchor leg. In Melbourne, Courtney (a great 800 m runner)
had much less of a challenge. Further, Henry Carr with a little specialization, could have been the best 400 m man of his time.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Per Andersen » Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:11 pm

Well, the next year 1957 the "non 400 runner" Tom Courtney was the best 400 meter runner in the world and ran 45.7 if memory serves me.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 14, 2003 9:24 pm

Jarvinen was correct. (the age-67 one was the tough part..)
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby stevehj197 » Sat Nov 15, 2003 5:18 am

>Well, the next year 1957 the "non 400 runner"
>Tom Courtney was the best 400 meter runner in the
>world and ran 45.7 if memory serves me.

My memory says 45.8 but it sure shows that Tom could, in a one-lapper, pick 'em up and put 'em down.
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Re: A riddle (1)...

Postby Guest » Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:34 pm

<Jarvinen was correct. (the age-67 one was the tough part..)>

Thanks, bf. Glad to note that I have not gone totally ga-ga (as yet).
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