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Bucolic Jazz

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:58 am

Happy birthday today (Thursday) to two Olympic champions. Each champion won one Olympic gold medal.

The older of the two was born 101 years ago today while the younger athlete was born 73 years ago this day.

Neither person won Olympic gold in a field event or a hurdle event. Neither athlete represented the United States in the Olympic Games.

One of the two people was voted as their country's track and field athlete of the 20th Century. The other person is about 5 feet, 11 inches tall.

Winning the Olympic gold medal in Los Angeles, the older of the two athletes competed outside of the Los Angeles Coliseum.

With a total height of 11 feet, 4 inches or about 3.46 meters, these two champions came from different continents.

January 24, 1983, is the date the older athlete died at the age of 71 years. The younger athlete is still alive today.

Take the first and last letter from each of the two words in our title to get each athlete's initials. The first word in our title relates to the younger athlete who won Olympic gold in Rome.

In order to win the Olympic gold medal, one of our birthday athletes had to carry something in his hand. The other athlete spoke Spanish.

I realize these two Olympic athletes are not the most known athletes in Olympic history, but you probably can figure out their names.
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby jmd » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:59 pm

About Jazz...
I think it's Juan Carlos Zabala, from Argentina, who won the
marathon in L.A.
He was only 21 years old in 1932 and is the youngest winner for this event
at OG !

Now for Bucolic, I'm still looking for !
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:36 pm

Good job, jmd. It is Juan Carlos Zabala who was born today some 101 years ago. Zabala was only 20 at the time he won the 1932 Olympic marathon in Los Angeles. He was named as Argentina's track and field athlete of the 20th Century.

Good luck with Bucolic and remember, no looking it up or using any resources. The idea is to use only your brain. I can give more clues, if you need.
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby mcgato » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:28 pm

I've taken the hint that one ran with something in his hand as a relay medalist. Figuring the age of the younger one, it would be either the 60, 64, or 68 Olympics. I read the Rome book, and I think that Germany won the men's 4x1, so that is a possibility. I think that the US swept the men's relay medals in 64 and 68. If it is Germany's 4x1, I have no idea who ran on it other than Hary. The BC initials doesn't help me much.

It could be a woman, though I doubt it. Notwithstanding, the quote "in his hand." I'm not sure that women had 4x4 in those years, and I'm pretty sure that the US won the 4x1 in 60. Not as sure about 64 and 68.
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:17 pm

Ok, mcgato, you are on the right "track". It was the four by one relay in Rome. A final hint: Who ran the first leg?
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby cullman » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:08 pm

mcgato wrote:If it is Germany's 4x1, I have no idea who ran on it other than Hary. The BC initials doesn't help me much.

Seine gar nicht so schwer!
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby DoubleRBar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:42 pm

Then give the name.
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby LopenUupunut » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:16 am

Bernd Cullmann?
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby cullman » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:56 pm

Hooray!
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Re: Bucolic Jazz

Postby DoubleRBar » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:32 pm

LopenUupunut, you got him. Yesterday was Bernd Cullmann's 73rd birthday. If you are not familiar with Bernd Cullmann, it might be because you also don't know Walter Mahlendorf. Bernd and Walter ran the first and third legs on the winning four by one relay in 1960's Rome Olympic Games.

You probably know the second and fourth legs: Armin Hary and Martin Lauer.

The U.S. team crossed the finish line in first place, but was later disqualified. Germany tied the world record of 39.5.
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