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    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born 105 years ago this day in February.

    Our birthday athlete died at the age of 77 and won the Olympic gold medal at the age of 22.

    This champion won Olympic gold on Cordner Nelson's 18th birthday and was born in the same nation as Cordner Nelson.

    Competing in only one Olympic Games, this champion set a new Olympic record in the prelims.

    Can you name our birthday athlete for this first Wednesday of February? I think you can.
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    1936 is effectively given and since Forrest Towns ( HH champ ) went to Georgia, making him a " Georgia Peach", there's your answer !
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    Very good work, dukehjsteve. You named Forrest Towns and got it right. Who knows if Towns would have won a second Olympic gold medal in the 110 hurdles (at age 26), but he never got the chance because of World War II. Towns was 34 years old at the next Olympics which were in London (1948).
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    What is it about Georgia, Spec Towns, Roger Kingdom, Allen Johnson. 3 gold medals from the same state in the same event, Has that ever happened before. Seems to be a distinction that should be reserved for Texas and California.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    What is it about Georgia, Spec Towns, Roger Kingdom, Allen Johnson. 3 gold medals from the same state in the same event, Has that ever happened before. Seems to be a distinction that should be reserved for Texas and California.
    Isn't it 4 gold medals because Kingdom won twice?
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    Allen Johnson was born in Washington, DC, went to high school in Virginia, and went to College in North Carolina. What's the Georgia connection?
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