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Give me my record back!

Postby 400guy1 » Sun Jul 13, 2003 9:08 pm

High jump progression thread got me thinking: Can anyone remember some battles between 2(or 3) athletes, where one sets the WR, loses it to someone and then gets it back...and so on...There was no "re-claiming" in the HJ after 7 feet. I'm young but I can't recall many. I think Carl Lewis did get the 100 WR back after losing it. Any other great battles over WR's??? Curious...
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Re: Give me my record back!

Postby Guest » Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:52 pm

Triple Jump Olympic Games 1968 - World Record was broken 4 times by three different athletes in the final (Saneyev, Prudencio & Gentile), Gentile also broke the record in qualifying previous day.
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Re: Give me my record back!

Postby gh » Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:42 am

The Swedish miling duo of Gunder Hägg and Arne Andersson did some great swapping in the early/mid-'40s.

1500
Hägg 3:47.6
Hägg 45.8
Andersson 3:45.0
Hägg 3:43.0

Mile
Hägg 4:06.2
Anderson 4:06.2
Hägg 4:04.6
Anbdersson 4:02.6
Hägg 4:01.4 (which lasted until Bannister)

More recently, Coe and Ovett went back and forth in both events, although Coe never reclaimed the 1500 record once he lost it.
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Re: Give me my record back!

Postby tandfman » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:51 am

I believe John Pennel lost his pole vault record and got it back four different times over a six year period.
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Re: Give me my record back!

Postby tracknut » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:29 pm

Pierre Vineron (SP?)of France at the Grand Prix finals in Rome held the World Pole vault record (19'4+)for about five minutes when Bubka took it back (19'5+) in 1985.
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Re: Give me my record back!

Postby 400guy1 » Mon Jul 21, 2003 11:22 pm

Guys, thank you for the info...greatly appreciated.
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