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Perry Mason

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:57 am

Happy 73rd birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion. Our birthday person won the Olympic gold medal at the age of 24.

Born on a Saturday in February, this champion was not the favorite going into the Olympic final.

This champion has a son who plays professional soccer (football).

After track and field, our birthday person competed in bobsledding.

Sharing the same initials as an actor in the television series "Perry Mason", our birthday athlete won the Olympic gold medal on a Tuesday in October.

You might remember the old man in the movie "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre". The actor who played this part shares the same initials as our birthday gold medalist.

Think about the hurdles when trying to figure the correct name of our birthday person.

Blomesche Wildnis is a big hint for the name of this champion athlete.

Now, name our birthday athlete for today.
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Re: Perry Mason

Postby slowcat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:59 pm

Would zehnkampf helfen ?
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Re: Perry Mason

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:35 pm

Yes it would.
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Re: Perry Mason

Postby cullman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:38 pm

Happy Birthday, Willi Holdorf.
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Re: Perry Mason

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:33 pm

Very good, cullman and yes, happy birthday today to Willi Holdorf. You know that Willi won the 1964 Tokyo decathlon and that the decathlon scoring tables were changed in late spring of 1964 (The Olympics were in October). The new scoring tables really hurt CK Yang. Yang set a new world record in 1963 of 9,121 points (He was a great vaulter). Yang competed in Rome four years earlier, but his performances in Tokyo were not as good as those of Rome. Only in two events did Yang do better than he did in Rome. He ended up in fifth place in Tokyo (Silver medal in Rome). Holdorf was 24 in Tokyo and today he is 73. Time flies when you have fun.
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