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    Has anyone counted how many athletes with the last name Williams are competing in Doha?
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    third most common surname in U.S.
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    It's also number 3 in the UK apparently (behind Smith and Jones). I also think it's common in Jamaica.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noone View Post
    Has anyone counted how many athletes with the last name Williams are competing in Doha?
    Pretty easy to to do a search on the WC website. There's 10 of them.
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    How many Wangs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noone View Post
    How many Wangs?
    Go to the IAAF site (which now automatically redirects you to the WC site), select the 'Athletes' tab and type 'Wang' in the search box.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...
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    I have found the following:

    10 Williams (4 USA, 3 JAM, 2 GBR, 1 Barbados)
    6 Wangs (all China)
    5 Smiths [+4 hyphen-Smiths (e.g. Asher-Smith)]
    5 Thompsons [+1 hyphen-Thompson]
    5 Browns
    4 Jones [+1 hyphen-Jones]
    4 Ivanov/Ivanovas* [+1 hyphen-Ivanova]
    2 Johnsons [+1 Johnson-hyphen]
    Only 1 Taylor (Christian)

    Also 2 Schmidts (the German for Smith), 1 Schneider (German for Taylor), 1 Braun (German for Brown but actually Dutch) and 1 Johansson (Swedish equivalent of Johnson).

    *Ivanov/Ivanova is the Slavic equivalent of Johnson.
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    Cool. Thanks!
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    It's my favorite last name.
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    How many Wangs?
    I am afraid to type that into my computer........
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