Today's birthday quiz features three jumpers who all set world records.
Athlete A was born 103 years ago today (Thursday) and set world records both indoors and outdoors. He had the bad luck of twice placing fourth at the Olympic Trials while being a world-beater in the years in between; troubled by a hernia, he almost completely missed one year at the peak of his career and didn't quite manage to regain his record-breaking shape.
Athlete B was born 101 years ago today and won both gold and bronze at the Olympics. This athlete succeeded one of his countrymen as Olympic champion, winning with a new world record.
Athlete C was born 52 years ago today and set world records both indoors and outdoors. In addition, he was a gold medallist at both Olympics and European Championships; however, he never medalled at the outdoor World Championships.
Athlete A's full name reminds one of a famous English runner. Two of these jumpers competed in the same event, while the third did not. Can you name today's birthday athletes?
(Also, there's still an unanswered question in the American Silver thread - apart from Glenn Cunningham, which other athlete from the same time period fits the description of "a rising star from Kansas who'd nearly had to have a leg amputated after a serious childhood accident"? Bonus points if you get that right as well