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Hoosier Trivia

Postby dukehjsteve » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:16 pm

Indiana University tracksters have won 6 gold medals in the Olympics. Name the 5 guys that accomplished this,with events and years.
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Postby dj » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:44 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:Indiana University tracksters have won 6 gold medals in the Olympics. Name the 5 guys that accomplished this,with events and years.


Goood Question!

Milt Campbell '56 decathlon
Albert Robinson '84 4x100
Roy Cochran '48 400H
Ivan Fuqua '28(?) 4x400


I'm stiil working . . .
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Postby dj » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:46 pm

doh!

The best or second-best of the bunch, Greg Bell '56 LJ.

So who won two golds, Cochran in the '48 4x400?
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:23 pm

dj wrote:
dukehjsteve wrote:Indiana University tracksters have won 6 gold medals in the Olympics. Name the 5 guys that accomplished this,with events and years.


Goood Question!

Milt Campbell '56 decathlon
Albert Robinson '84 4x100
Roy Cochran '48 400H
Ivan Fuqua '28(?) 4x400


I'm stiil working . . .



dh, you are right on on only 2 so far.... Cochran in 48 in the 400h and Campbell in 56 in the Dec.
Robinsion was on the 88 team that got dq'ed, not 84.
And you've got the wrong year for Fuqua.
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby BillVol » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:05 pm

Bob Kennedy....not
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Postby Bruce Kritzler » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:20 pm

How about Sunder Nix, 4x4, 1984 ?
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Postby DoubleRBar » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:27 pm

Happy birthday today (Saturday) to one of those gold medalists from Indiana. Born 94 years ago this day, this birthday athlete died at the age of 62. His brother also won an Olympic gold medal in the same Olympic event. Which Indiana athlete is it?
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Postby LopenUupunut » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:02 am

Fuqua was in '32.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:26 am

LopenUupunut wrote:Fuqua was in '32.



That's correct.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:27 am

dj wrote:doh!

The best or second-best of the bunch, Greg Bell '56 LJ.

So who won two golds, Cochran in the '48 4x400?



Both correct, dj.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:28 am

Bruce Kritzler wrote:How about Sunder Nix, 4x4, 1984 ?



That's correct.

Think we have all of them, good work by all of you.
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:08 am

DoubleRBar wrote:Happy birthday today (Saturday) to one of those gold medalists from Indiana. Born 94 years ago this day, this birthday athlete died at the age of 62. His brother also won an Olympic gold medal in the same Olympic event. Which Indiana athlete is it?





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Postby dj » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:31 am

DoubleRBar wrote:Happy birthday today (Saturday) to one of those gold medalists from Indiana. Born 94 years ago this day, this birthday athlete died at the age of 62. His brother also won an Olympic gold medal in the same Olympic event. Which Indiana athlete is it?


The question is wrong. The birthday person was born 84 years ago, not 94.
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:40 am

dj wrote:
DoubleRBar wrote:Happy birthday today (Saturday) to one of those gold medalists from Indiana. Born 94 years ago this day, this birthday athlete died at the age of 62. His brother also won an Olympic gold medal in the same Olympic event. Which Indiana athlete is it?


The question is wrong. The birthday person was born 84 years ago, not 94.



Still ?????????????
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:58 am

No, this birthday gold medalist was born 94 years ago yesterday (Saturday). He was 29 when he won Olympic gold (twice).
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby dj » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:11 pm

DoubleRBar wrote:No, this birthday gold medalist was born 94 years ago yesterday (Saturday). He was 29 when he won Olympic gold (twice).


You're right, hadn't finished my coffee when I wrote that and math skills weren't working!
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Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:26 pm

DoubleRBar wrote:No, this birthday gold medalist was born 94 years ago yesterday (Saturday). He was 29 when he won Olympic gold (twice).


I am STILL ????????????????

Are you saying he is one of the 5 Hoosier ( Indiana University ) guys mentioned, that fully answered my initial posting ? Can't be......
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby dj » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:28 pm

dukehjsteve wrote:
DoubleRBar wrote:No, this birthday gold medalist was born 94 years ago yesterday (Saturday). He was 29 when he won Olympic gold (twice).


I am STILL ????????????????

Are you saying he is one of the Hoosier guys mentioned, that fully answered my initial posting ? Can't be......


But it is!
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:31 pm

Roy Cochran had a clone, and one of them ran the 400H and the other the 400 x 4 R ? Or Roy is the mystic brother of one of the other 3 relayists ?! Help me here !
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby LopenUupunut » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:57 pm

Definitely Roy Cochran; his brother Commodore was also a 4x400 gold medalist.
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby DoubleRBar » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:04 pm

Commodore ran the first leg (50.1) on the gold medal relay team in Paris (1924). Of course you know that younger brother Roy ran the third leg (47.8) on the relay team in London (1948).
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Re: Hoosier Trivia

Postby dukehjsteve » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:41 pm

Wow ! Cool stuff double r. You da man ! You too dj.

24 years apart ! I know that Roy was a WW2 vet but even so that's a big spread. Would never, ever have occurred to me to think back into the 20's.
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