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If Adam Nelson gets gold..

Postby jeremyp » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:15 am

That would make him 3d Dartmouth Olympic gold winner. Any takers on #1 and #2?
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Re: If Adam Nelson gets gold..

Postby EastBayprepoftheweek67 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:16 am

I don't know if he is 1 or 2, but Gerry Ashworth would be one of the other Dartmouth Gold medal winners – Member, 1964 USA winning 4 x 100 relay team.
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Postby dj » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:19 am

EastBayprepoftheweek67 wrote:I don't know if he is 1 or 2, but Gerry Ashworth would be one of the other Dartmouth Gold medal winners – Member, 1964 USA winning 4 x 100 relay team.


Ashworth #2
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Re: If Adam Nelson gets gold..

Postby mcgato » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:57 am

Being curious, I looked it up on the Dartmouth site, but they list three Olympic track and field gold medalists. So who did jeremyp miss? Unless the Dartmouth site is wrong.
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Postby DoubleRBar » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:34 pm

Number one may not be an American.
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Postby 4:24-miler » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:31 pm

I would love to see Abbey D'Agostino add to that list in 2016 or 2020! :P
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Postby dj » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:22 pm

mcgato wrote:Being curious, I looked it up on the Dartmouth site, but they list three Olympic track and field gold medalists. So who did jeremyp miss? Unless the Dartmouth site is wrong.


I would bet the Dartmouth site is wrong. They have long claimed F. Morgan Taylor as one of theirs, even though he transferred to Grinnell after one semester and before he'd ever run track for Dartmouth!
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Postby mcgato » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:39 pm

Thanks, dj, that is what I figured. I initially looked up the Dartmouth site and saw an extra Oly gold medalist. After looking a little further, I saw that he actually competed for Grinnell. Wasn't sure what the true story was. A bit of resume padding by an Ivy?
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Re: If Adam Nelson gets gold..

Postby bf » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:02 am

#1 would be Earl Thompson (Canada) ? He set WR 14.4y at 1920 IC4A, then won gold later
that summer (.4 slower...!). Arthur Shaw also set a WR (15.2y, 1908) while at Dartmouth, but
placed 3rd at London Olympics that year (.6 slower!) Hurdling wasn't as consistent back then,
apparently.
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Postby dj » Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:48 am

bf wrote:#1 would be Earl Thompson (Canada) ? He set WR 14.4y at 1920 IC4A, then won gold later
that summer (.4 slower...!). Arthur Shaw also set a WR (15.2y, 1908) while at Dartmouth, but
placed 3rd at London Olympics that year (.6 slower!) Hurdling wasn't as consistent back then,
apparently.


Tracks weren't as consistent back then, and bad weather affected them far more.
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Postby gh » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:41 am

Thompson must have gotten lots of frequent-train miles: born in Saskatchewan, graduates from Long Beach Poly, wins NCAA for Dartmouth (after starting at USC), ends up as coach at Navy!
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Postby jeremyp » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:07 pm

Yup! Ashworth (team mate of mine at Big Green) and Thompson. At least according to my wiki site. :D
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:12 pm

I recall reading in the T&FN 1956 Olympic issue that Triple Jump silver medalist Vilhjalmur Einarsson of Iceland stated that he was a graduate of Dartmouth. ( Just checked.. it's there in last paragraph of the 3J report, page 23) Is this true ? Did he ever compete for them ?
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Postby Per Andersen » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:26 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:I recall reading in the T&FN 1956 Olympic issue that Triple Jump silver medalist Vilhjalmur Einarsson of Iceland stated that he was a graduate of Dartmouth. ( Just checked.. it's there in last paragraph of the 3J report, page 23) Is this true ? Did he ever compete for them ?

I think he was at Dartmouth for 2 years. Must have been 1955-1956, prior to the Olympics. Known as Willie Einarsson. Only lost by a couple of inches to da Silva in Melbourne!
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Postby dj » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:35 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:I recall reading in the T&FN 1956 Olympic issue that Triple Jump silver medalist Vilhjalmur Einarsson of Iceland stated that he was a graduate of Dartmouth. ( Just checked.. it's there in last paragraph of the 3J report, page 23) Is this true ? Did he ever compete for them ?



Father of Texas JTer Einar Vilhjalmsson.
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Re: If Adam Nelson gets gold..

Postby tandfman » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:56 am

He competed for Dartmouth, but as a long jumper (the TJ wasn't a regular part of the college program at the time).
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Postby gh » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:52 am

the TJ was part of the '56 NCAA Champs though. And he didn't score (don't know if he competed)
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Postby dj » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:04 pm

gh wrote:the TJ was part of the '56 NCAA Champs though. And he didn't score (don't know if he competed)


Also contested at Penn Relays, where he was 3rd (48-11 1/4) behind Bill Sharpe of West Chester State Teachers College and Ira Davis of La Salle College. At the Olympics they finished 2nd, 4th and 11th.
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Re: If Adam Nelson gets gold..

Postby Powell » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:43 am

And he is the first male shotputter ever to win golds at both OG and WCh. This was the only T&F event in which nobody has ever won both titles.
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