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    Happy birthday today (Saturday) to an Olympic champion we have celebrated in the past. This athlete was born 105 years ago today and died at the age of 84. Our birthday person won Olympic gold two days before turning 23.

    Before the Olympic Games, this champion pulled a muscle, had a short illness, and was in a car accident.

    Born near the Sangamon River, our birthday athlete went to Brazil High School (now Northview High School), Indiana University, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

    The only person from Clay County to ever win an Olympic gold medal, our birthday champion helped set a new world record.

    Serving as the head track and field coach at Brown University, this person came from the same town as did a famous popcorn man and an infamous union leader.

    Not many will know this person's name, so take these nine letters and see if you can come up with this Olympic champion's name: AINV QUAUF.
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    The last name could be Fuqua, but that's just a guess. Can't reason a good guess for the first name though.
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    You got it, mcgato. The last name is Fuqua and he won his gold medal as the first leg of the winning four by 400 relay in Los Angeles in 1932. Very good. Now, the first name?
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    Ivan looks pretty obvious. Is it?
    A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact.


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    Ivan it is, Pego. Not one of the most famous Olympic track and field gold medalists, however he was part of a world record setting Olympic relay which took place 82 years ago this past Thursday (August 7).
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