Hall of Famer, Olympic medalist Jack Davis passes away


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Hall of Famer, Olympic medalist Jack Davis passes away

Postby paw » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:44 am

some of the races of Jack Davis:

NCAA 1951 - 220 yards hurdles straight - Jack Davis third
http://www.t3licensing.com/video/clip/4 ... ds=hurdles

Coliseum Relays 1952 - 110m HH - Jack Davis second
http://www.historicfilms.com/search/?se ... 39i710o725

NCAA 1952 - 200 meter turn - Jack Davis second
http://www.historicfilms.com/search/?se ... 756o810.93


AAU 1953 - 220 yards hurdles turn - Jack Davis wins
http://www.historicfilms.com/search/?se ... 67o1503.37

OT 1956 - 110 m hurdles - Jack Davis tie first
http://www.historicfilms.com/search/?se ... i2663o2692
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Re: Hall of Famer, Olympic medalist Jack Davis passes away

Postby catson52 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:41 am

Those critical inches. Davis with two silver medals in 52 and 56, losses to all time greats Dillard and Calhoun in the Olys. Calhoun with two golds in 56 and 60 by the same margin.
Cordner Nelson's write up of the 56 Oly 110mH final, perhaps the best piece of track writing I have read. Parts of Norman Harris' write up of Snell's 62 mile record in Wanganui, are on the same level as "literature".
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Re: Hall of Famer, Olympic medalist Jack Davis passes away

Postby rhymans » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:32 am

Davis's losses in OG 110H finals by 0.09 to Dillard (13.91 to 14.00) and then 0.03 to Calhoun (13.70 to 13.73) were obviously very difficult to take. It may be that Davis added incentive for Calhoun when he stated after the '56 indoor season that Calhoun "was a good indoor hurdler, but wouldn't be able to go the distance outdoors"
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