Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to two Olympic champions with a total of three Olympic gold medals and one Olympic bronze medal.
The older champion was born 87 years ago today while the younger person was born 51 years ago this day.
Our younger athlete was not born in the same country as the older athlete.
Both people won Olympic gold medals in the same event.
One of the two champions died at the age of 49.
Only two people in Olympic history have won gold medals twice in this event. The older athlete is one of those two people.
Don't worry about the hurdles when trying to figure this event.
Europe, Australia, and North America are the continents where our champions won their Olympic medals.
Athlete "A" (the older of the two) had four children while athlete "B" (younger person) had two children.
At the age of 26, the older champion first won Olympic gold while the younger person was 22 when winning Olympic gold.
Take the last two digits of the year in which our older athlete was born, reverse those two digits, and you have the year in which our younger athlete was born.
Do you have enough clues to figure the names of these two Olympic champions? Name the two.