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    Happy 71st birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion who won Olympic gold on a Sunday and competed in the next Olympic Games in that same event.

    Our birthday athlete did not compete in any of the hurdles at the Olympics.

    If you were to drive from our birthday athlete's birthplace to the Olympic stadium where this person won the Olympic gold medal, you would have to travel approximately 1,435 miles (2,309 km).

    About eight years after our birthday person won that Olympic gold medal, a European thrower set a world record and won the Olympic gold medal. This thrower shares the same initials as our birthday athlete.

    Neither the Olympic thrower (same initials) nor our birthday person were born in Australia, Africa, or South America.

    Can you name our birthday athlete on this Father's Day? It won't be easy, but I bet you can do it.
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    Hmm, were there any champions with the initials M. N. in Mexico 1968?
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    Yes, but it's nobody I would have thought of.
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    Yes, Olli, you have the correct Games (Mexico 1968). I told you that this would not be easy, but I believe someone knows the answer. You also have the right initials.
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    The only MN I can think of is Miklos Nemeth. (Truth be told, I prefer trying to figure out the answer from clues other than initials.)
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    Yes, Nemeth shares the same initials as our birthday person. You already have clues that this person didn't hurdle in the Olympics and that this is not an easy answer. Usually when I say that, it means a certain event. This individual ran this event twice in the Olympics (one for a gold medal and once for a fourth place finish).
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    anybody gets this without researching it they deserve a dozen donuts from krispy kreme
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    I think it is Mildrette Netter, who run the third leg of the women 4x100 relay
    with the USA in Mexico in 1968 and won the gold medal with a new
    world record of 42s8.

    Happy birthday to Mildrette Netter !
    JM
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdjmd View Post
    I think it is Mildrette Netter, who run the third leg of the women 4x100 relay
    with the USA in Mexico in 1968 and won the gold medal with a new
    world record of 42s8.

    Happy birthday to Mildrette Netter !
    JM
    Where do I send the donuts?
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    Happy birthday to Mildrette Netter yesterday. She turned 71 years old and yes, she ran the third leg on the winning four by 100 relay in Mexico City (1968). That's very impressive, jmdjmd without doing any research.
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