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100m trivia

Postby athleticshushmail » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:37 am

Who is the only athlete to become Olympic Men's 100m champion on a grass track?
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby Marlow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:49 am

I got $1,000,000 on bambam for the answer!!!
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby jmd » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:46 am

I think that in Paris, 1900, the track was a grass track.
So, the answer must be Jarvis, from USA !
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby athleticshushmail » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:39 am

jmd wrote:I think that in Paris, 1900, the track was a grass track.
So, the answer must be Jarvis, from USA !

Wow, good job. I really didn't think someone would answer that quickly. Frank Jarvis in Paris, 1900. The only 100m Olympic grass track champion. I read it in Neal Duncanson's history of the 100m dash "The Fastest Men on Earth".
http://www.amazon.com/The-Fastest-Men-E ... =sprinting
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby Marlow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:41 am

athleticshushmail wrote:Frank Jarvis in Paris, 1900.

In the 'small world' category. My uncle (by marriage) was Frank Jarvis, Jr. Yes, the son of the Oly champ.
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby athleticshushmail » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:54 am

Marlow wrote:
athleticshushmail wrote:Frank Jarvis in Paris, 1900.

In the 'small world' category. My uncle (by marriage) was Frank Jarvis, Jr. Yes, the son of the Oly champ.

Wow, that is really interesting Marlow!
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby bekayne » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:09 am

athleticshushmail wrote: I read it in Neal Duncanson's history of the 100m dash "The Fastest Men on Earth".
http://www.amazon.com/The-Fastest-Men-E ... =sprinting

So it's been updated in a "new, exciting format". My copy ends with Ben Johnson as World Champion.
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby Dixon » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:29 pm

Who won the Olympics 60m?
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby gh » Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:34 pm

Marlow wrote:
athleticshushmail wrote:Frank Jarvis in Paris, 1900.

In the 'small world' category. My uncle (by marriage) was Frank Jarvis, Jr. Yes, the son of the Oly champ.


and my mother dated the '28 Olympic 100 champ, Percy Williams.
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby Marlow » Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:02 pm

gh wrote:
Marlow wrote:
athleticshushmail wrote:Frank Jarvis in Paris, 1900.

In the 'small world' category. My uncle (by marriage) was Frank Jarvis, Jr. Yes, the son of the Oly champ.

and my mother dated the '28 Olympic 100 champ, Percy Williams.

Ooooh, think of those genes interspersed thru your TJer legs! [though I'm sure your dad's were just fine also]
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Re: 100m trivia

Postby dj » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:37 am

Dixon wrote:Who won the Olympics 60m?


Al Kraenzlein, who had beaten Jarvis a month and a half earlier at the IC4A. Kraenzlein would have been a co-favorite with Arthur Duffey (winner of the AAA over Jarvis) for the Olympic title had he chosen to run.

As it was, Kraenzlein won four golds, the 60m, 110mH, 200mH and LJ.
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