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    Magnum Force
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    Happy 59th birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who competed in three Olympic Games and won Olympic gold and silver medals in the first two of those three Games.

    Our birthday athlete hails from a country with a population less than that of Los Angeles, California.

    This athlete's country is known for pretty good basketball teams.

    You might already know that this champion did not compete in any of the Olympic hurdles.

    An actor who made his film debut with Clint Eastwood in 1973 shares the same initials as our birthday athlete.

    Who is this Olympic champion?
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    It is probably a Lithuanian thrower. Alekna is younger. I know there was a discus thrower before Alekna, but I cannot think his name.
    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
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    Pego, you have the correct country and the correct event.
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    I think it must be Romas Ubartas, the disk thrower, gold medalist in 1992
    and silver medalist in 1988.
    JM
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    Happy birthday yesterday (Sunday) to Romas Ubartas, winner of the 1992 Olympic discus. Very good, jmdjmd. Ubartas was second in the discus at his first Olympic Games in Seoul (1988). He competed in Sydney (2000), but did not make the final.
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