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:

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

    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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