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    Olli-Pekka Karjalainen's 78.33 WJR in 1999, I...

    Olli-Pekka Karjalainen's 78.33 WJR in 1999, I think; still standing, though the IAAF only officially recognizes the 6 kg hammer for juniors now.
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    As noted in the pole vault thread, Murto broke...

    As noted in the pole vault thread, Murto broke the WJR (and Nikkanen's NR) with a jump of 471 in Zweibrücken today. Been a while since the last world record of any kind by a Finnish athlete!
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    Lithuanian naming customs.
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    Wilma Murto broke her indoor NJR/NUR again today,...

    Wilma Murto broke her indoor NJR/NUR again today, clearing 455 in Turku; she apparently had one decent attempt at 465, which would have been a WJR. Minna Nikkanen was second with a season-best 450.
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    No relation to Martti Vainio. The 2:33:24 is...

    No relation to Martti Vainio.

    The 2:33:24 is an unofficial European junior record (official European junior and U23 records are not recognized in the marathon). Unfortunately she's too young to be...
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    Pitkämäki was selected Finnish Sportsperson of...

    Pitkämäki was selected Finnish Sportsperson of the Year 2015 in a relatively close vote:

    1. Tero Pitkämäki 3479 [102 votes for 1st]
    2. Kaisa Mäkäräinen (biathlon) 3202 [76]
    3. Jenna Laukkanen...
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    Wilma Murto (born June '98) cleared 450 in...

    Wilma Murto (born June '98) cleared 450 in Pajulahti on Saturday, breaking her own Finnish indoor junior and U23 records (and getting the Oly standard). She's 2-0 against NR holder Minna Nikkanen so...
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    Well done Stalman for admitting it. I don't see...

    Well done Stalman for admitting it. I don't see how any punitive action at this point, even if possible, wouldn't be purely counterproductive; as noted, many (many) other athletes in that era were on...
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    Not easy, to be sure, but not impossible. I won't...

    Not easy, to be sure, but not impossible. I won't give the answer since I looked at a birthday list earlier today, but it's gettable; my experience is that only relay runners and old-time champions...
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    Is Johnny Gibson, who died at 101, the...

    Is Johnny Gibson, who died at 101, the longest-lived WR holder yet?
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    Zimbabwean dollar?

    Zimbabwean dollar?
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    Merry Christmas everybody! (I can't help...

    Merry Christmas everybody!

    (I can't help feeling I'm a day late, but that's my own fault...)
  13. True; but performance lists can be converted into...

    True; but performance lists can be converted into performer lists, and his lists go more than 500 performers deep in many events.
  14. pela2 has excellent deep all-time performance...

    pela2 has excellent deep all-time performance lists on his site.
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    That's a question that has more to do with US...

    That's a question that has more to do with US copyright law than Wikimedia policy, though the latter does also apply.

    A picture of a painting, published on Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, should...
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    I could do that; but you personally are the best...

    I could do that; but you personally are the best placed to try to have the article kept, since you are familiar with the subject and thus well-placed (not to mention motivated) to find references....
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    I only see one reverted edit/series of edits in...

    I only see one reverted edit/series of edits in the history of your article. Supposing that was you, it's not really surprising you were reverted, though it also wouldn't have been surprising if you...
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    Cite reliable sources and use good edit summaries...

    Cite reliable sources and use good edit summaries and the errors are unlikely to return, unless they're being deliberately added back by vandals or point-of-view pushers. If the error does return,...
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    Iván Pedroso?

    Iván Pedroso?
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    Three Americans competed in both '36 and '48 -...

    Three Americans competed in both '36 and '48 - Henry Dreyer in the HT, Ernest Crosbie in the 50kW, and John A. Kelley in the marathon - though none of them won any medals. John Deni made the 50kW...
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    Harry Babcock

    Harry Babcock
  22. I haven't found that list of jumpers either; but...

    I haven't found that list of jumpers either; but Larson qualified for the final Trials by winning the Rocky Mountain Tryouts, and I found articles in contemporary newspapers that verified he was...
  23. I thought about Clinton Larson, but it seems he...

    I thought about Clinton Larson, but it seems he spoiled it by showing up at the '28 Trials as a 35-year-old. Bill Stewart never competed at the Trials, I think.
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    I had a long track dream this morning... I...

    I had a long track dream this morning...

    I was at a meet; I'm not sure what the meet was, but it had strong international fields. I recognized the track, as I should have; it was the old 300m/lap...
  25. The thing is that a question like that is easily...

    The thing is that a question like that is easily interpreted as "were those athletes feminine enough to have children?"; especially with Kratochvílová on the list. Many female athletes have been...
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