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    Like Father, Like Son
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    Happy birthday today (Monday) to an Olympic champion who won the Olympic bronze medal on a Thursday at the age of 34, died on a Friday at the age of 71, won Olympic gold on a Saturday at the age of 30, and was born on a Sunday 102 years ago today.

    This Olympic champion did not compete in the hurdles at the Olympic Games.

    Born in Europe, this athlete won Olympic medals in Europe.

    I'll bet you know the name of our birthday athlete for this penultimate Monday of September.

    Please name this champion.
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    Won gold in 1948 - clue is like father, like son, so must be Imre Nemeth - 1948 hammer champion. Son Miklos won javelin in 1976 at Montreal.
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    I saw him in action at Czechoslovakia-Hungary dual held in Bratislava, 1951 if memory serves.
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    Very good, bambam1729. Imre Nemeth it is. Born about four months after John F. Kennedy, Nemeth went on to win Olympic gold and bronze in the hammer throw. Yes, his son (Miklos) set a world record with his first throw in the finals at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Imre died just about 30 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    Very good, bambam1729. Imre Nemeth it is. Born about four months after John F. Kennedy, Nemeth went on to win Olympic gold and bronze in the hammer throw. Yes, his son (Miklos) set a world record with his first throw in the finals at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Imre died just about 30 years ago.
    1948 thru 1968. Hungary's record in the men's HT. Only in 1956 did they not have someone on the podium; two of the other Olys, they had two men who were medallists and in three they had the gold medal winner.
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