Today is March 25 Happy birthday to 3 Olympic champions. Their total age of 224. At three they won four Gold medals. One of them has three Silver and one Silver one. All 8 medals are personal. One of them made a golden double on the same Olympics, and two others have won in the same two events on two Olympics. Between the first and last victory of the distance of a one hundred years. One of these athletes set a world record for 10 years before became the Olympic champion and the other for one year. Two athletes won in WC on two times each. Call names of these athletes.
Sounds as if one of your three athletes is an old-timer. I'm guessing he would have been in the 1896, 1900, or 1904 Olympics. Are these three field event athletes? I believe I know one of them because I know she was born in late March. Am I correct that she won her event the first time it appeared in the World Championships and the Olympic Games?
I'll have to go with Stacy Dragila (I knew she was born in March) and Stefka Kostadinova because I saw her world record in Rome, her other world championship gold in Sweden, and her Olympic gold medal in Georgia. The old-timer might be the vertical jumper, Irving Baxter. He won both the high jump and pole vault in Paris (1900). I'm not sure if these total 224 years, but it must be close.
All absolutely true. Good job DoublerBar! . Yes, it really Irv Baxter, who won five medals at one Olympics. He made a golden double in the classical HJ & PV and was second in three standing jumps. The second athlete is a great high jumper - Stefka Kostadinova. The title of Olympic champion, she was able to win in her third Olympics in 1996. In 1988 she was Silver. His first world record she set in 1986, and a third in 1987. This record is not beaten yet. 7 times won the WC / WIC, 10 times WBest, 6 times World Ranking First. Of course this is the third athlete Stacy Dragila. Olympic gold, three WC/WIC titles, 14 WR - a great success! Now we can tell them a Happy birthday!
You gave it away with the 19 gold medals and he is number 10, however I don't believe William Porter won a silver medal in the Olympics. The 19 gold medals sounds like the 110 hurdles. I'm not sure about the other two.
Indeed, the tenth gold medal from 19 for the U.S. in 110H won Bill Porter in 1948. In the semi-finals and finals, he established the OR - 14.1 and 13.9. There is another event in which American athletes won 19 times, but the 10th winner of the repeated and set total of four ORs.
DoubleRBar wrote:But I'm pretty sure Jesse Owens was born in September.
There are 22 U.S. Olympic champion titles in LJ and Jesse Owens, 10th of them. I did not write that second 10th of 19 was born in March. PS Plus JJK = 23 total. Thus it turns that the Long Jumps is the most effective Olympic event for the United States.
1 1896 Ellery Clark USA 6,35 2 1900 Alvin Kraenzlein USA 7,18 3 1904 Myer Prinstein USA 7,34 4 1906 Myer Prinstein USA 7,20 5 1908 Frank Irons USA 7,48 6 1912 Albert Gutterson USA 7,60 7 1924 DeHart Hubbard USA 7,44 8 1928 Ed Hamm USA 7,73 9 1932 Ed Gordon USA 7,64 10 1936 Jesse Owens USA 8,06w 11 1948 Willie Steele USA 7,82 12 1952 Jerome Biffle USA 7,57 13 1956 Greg Bell USA 7,83 14 1960 Ralph Boston USA 8,12 15 1968 Bob Beamon USA 8,90 16 1972 Randy Williams USA 8,24 17 1976 Arnie Robinson USA 8,35 18 1984 Carl Lewis USA 8,54 19 1988 Carl Lewis USA 8,72 20 1992 Carl Lewis USA 8,67 21 1996 Carl Lewis USA 8,50 22 2004 Dwight Phillips USA 8,59 23 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA 7,40
List 110H US Olympics 1 1896 Thomas Curtis USA 17,60 2 1900 Alvin Kraenzlein USA 15,40 3 1904 Frederick Schule USA 16,00 4 1906 Robert Leavitt USA 16,20 5 1908 Forrest Smithson USA 15,00 6 1912 Frederick Kelly USA 15,10 7 1924 Daniel Kinsey USA 15,00 8 1932 George Saling USA 14,57 9 1936 Forrest Towns USA 14,20 10 1948 Bill Porter USA 13,90 2xOR 11 1952 Harrison Dillard USA 13,91 12 1956 Lee Calhoun USA 13,70 13 1960 Lee Calhoun USA 13,98 14 1964 Hayes Jones USA 13,67 15 1968 Willie Davenport USA 13,33 16 1972 Rod Milburn USA 13,24 17 1984 Roger Kingdom USA 13,20 18 1988 Roger Kingdom USA 12,98 19 1996 Allen Johnson USA 12,95