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    The Whole Tooth And Nothing But The Tooth
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    Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who was born on a Wednesday 118 years ago and won Olympic gold on a Wednesday about 91 years ago.

    Our birthday athlete did not win Olympic gold in the hurdles and died at the age of 93 on Jimmy E. Carter's 70th birthday (Jimmy Carter turns 95 this Tuesday).

    If you rearrange these six letters (Me Le Lu), you could get a clue about our birthday athlete's name.

    Most of you may not know that our birthday person's parents died when this athlete was ten years old, however some of you may know that our birthday champion carried the national flag during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

    Did I tell you that this athlete competed in two Olympic Games and in two events and won three Olympic gold medals?

    Enough clues for now. Please name this Olympic champion.
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    I was thinking Frank Wykoff, but the "two" Olympics threw that out.
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    Frank Wykoff is not a bad guess, dukehjsteve. Even though Wykoff is about eight years younger than our birthday athlete, both people went to the same school.
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    The cunning element of your question was that when he won Gold 93 years ago, he'd already won 2 four years earlier - It's Bud Houser
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    Clarence "Bud" Houser it is. Nice going, rhymans. Houser, of course, won the Olympic discus in 1924 and in 1928. He also won the shot put in Paris (1924). His first name at birth was Lemuel (rearrange these six letters) and he did carry the United States flag during the 1928 Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Some of you might know that he became a pretty well-known dentist after his Olympic career. I guess you could say he went from throwing to drilling. Thank you, rhymans.
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    The sick part of what I do is that I know that the Le Me Lu clue refers to his middle name of Lemuel. Clarence Lemuel "Bud" Houser in full
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    your clues when you did him last year

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...ghlight=Houser

    (then, as now, a tooth-related query is going to be Houser or Long :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    your clues when you did him last year

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...ghlight=Houser

    (then, as now, a tooth-related query is going to be Houser or Long :-)
    Or Fred Hansen or Alvin Kraenzlein
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    We need more Olympic champions that were also dentists (and not necessarily shot putters).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    We need more Olympic champions that were also dentists (and not necessarily shot putters).
    Thomas Munkelt?
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