Friday’s answers

Alwyn and Andrei provided the questions yesterday.

Alwyn wins the electronic Christmas cake for stumping us all – please leave the answer in a comment here.

One Response to Friday’s answers

  1. Alwyn says:

    Andrei.
    That is near enough for me. It was actually in Stockholm in June 56 while the main games were in Mebourne in November.

    Grant.
    Your neighbour is pretty darn good. At 9 gold medals each two of the athletes were Nurmi and Lewis. The third one was Ray Ewry who competed in the standing jumps between 1900 and 1908. I was fascinated when I was (much) younger, and competed in Athletics with the amazing records he had set. Depending on whether you count the 1906 events he won either 8 or 10 gold medals.
    He had suffered from Polio as a child and in fact been confined to a wheelchair. By sheer determination, and a lot of exercise he developed amazing leg strength and competed in these events.
    Rather like Wilma Rudolph, the great American sprinter in the 1960 Rome games, I guess.

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