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    was/is one of my favorite tracksters (fieldsters?). Was quite the all around athlete and a clutch vaulter. I was watching an interview he did for a CIF-SS all time athlete honor. Her mentioned that he had vaulted in up to 90 x a year - jumpin in as many as 3-4 x per week in Europe + all of the invitationals he could get to in the states. Does that seem to be in the ball park?

    I, of course, was upset with the way they robbed him of a second gold in Munich. And I read in Wikip (the origin of all truth) that he had a "very personal antagonistic rivalry with fellow American pole vaulter Steve Smith." I was a big fan of Steve's as well - he jumped regularly at the summer all comers @ Pierce JC.

    Anyway ... 90?
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    there's a very simple answer to that question: new
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    there's a very simple answer to that question: new
    Huh? I don't understand the Question or the answer. That happens from time to time but less often about one of my favorite athletes.
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    90 seems a stretch. Indoors, he could have had 8-10 comps. So 80 in the March to early Sept time-frame. That's over 3 each and every week. The ol' BS meter is buzzing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    90 seems a stretch. Indoors, he could have had 8-10 comps. So 80 in the March to early Sept time-frame. That's over 3 each and every week. The ol' BS meter is buzzing.
    In the 60s, weren't there a huge number of all comer meets? 80 competitions seems a lot for six months.
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    Unless his idea of 'practice' was just to jump in every Tom, Dick & Harry meet, he didn't compete 90 times a year.
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    as I thought as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Unless his idea of 'practice' was just to jump in every Tom, Dick & Harry meet, he didn't compete 90 times a year.
    Today, can you imagine having 90 meets a year to compete in?
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    Seemed like Ricky Bruch used to throw in 90 summer meets (most at home).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kritzler View Post
    Seemed like Ricky Bruch used to throw in 90 summer meets (most at home).
    Now THAT I would believe. I seem to remember that whenever the wind was good, he would arrange a meet at his home ring in Malmo and have a 'competition', so his best practice throws would count!
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