Shotput trivia q.


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Shotput trivia q.

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 07, 2003 11:42 pm

q.: what Shot WR setter weighed 111 pounds less than the previous recordholder? (a trivia question that should be asked, even if it hasn't much to do with anything...)
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Re: Shotput trivia q.

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:13 am

I would have to guess that it was the man who succeeded Ralph Rose.
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Re: Shotput trivia q.

Postby richardh » Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:17 am

Almost certainly Charles Fonville, who succeeded Jack Torrance
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Re: Shotput trivia q.

Postby dj » Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:28 am

Certain to be Fonville. Coached by Ken Doherty, who was a great advocate of speed/quickness over bulk/strength. Also coached Bill Watson (LJ/SP/Dec) at Michigan.
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Re: Shotput trivia q.

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:47 am

I think it was Charles Fonville because he was 200lbs. if he was lucky. But Ralph Rose was a monster at something like 6'5" and 280lbs. but I doubt that Jack Torrance was 111lbs. under him but Fonville weighed far less then both of them.
58'3 1/4" ( or what ever it was) is not a bad toss for a sprinter.
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Re: Shotput trivia q.

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 08, 2003 8:55 am

Fonville was supposedly 193 lb when he set record (58' 1/4", 1948). Torrance was said to weigh 304 (57'1, 1934). In '42, football great Al Blozis had an unofficial (7th attempt) 57'9 1/4 at a Madison Sq.Garden meet.
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Re: Shotput trivia q.

Postby Guest » Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:57 am

>Ralph Rose was a
>monster at something like 6'5" and 280lbs.

Estimates vary, but I've seen some that put him over 300 near the end of his career/life.
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