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    This month's (October) "Big Event" happened on this day 54 years ago. This world record was set in the athlete's home country, but not in the capital of that country.

    The athlete that set this world record went on to win an Olympic gold medal in seven years.

    No hurdles were involved in this month's "Big Event".

    I can tell you that the athlete involved owns a complete set of Olympic medals (gold, silver, and bronze).

    Now, name the event and the athlete. For extra credit, please give the actual performance (the world record mark).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleRBar View Post
    I can tell you that the athlete involved owns a complete set of Olympic medals (gold, silver, and bronze).
    Makes me think it is Ludvik Danek.
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    Good thinking, Davidokun. It is Ludvik Danek who set a world record 54 years ago today. Anyone know the site of the record, the event, and/or the actual mark? Hint: Danek's world record would have placed seventh in last week's World Championships in Doha. Another hint: The country in which Danek set this world mark does not exist today.
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    2 of these queries are too easy, as ( of course ! ) it's the Discus, and there is no more Czechoslovakia.
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    Very good dukehjsteve, you got them. The two harder questions are: Where in Czechoslovakia did Danek set this discus record? The other question is: What is this mark? Any guesses are allowed. To give you some help, rearrange these seven letters to get the town where this record took place: Oslo Vok. It's about 90 miles (145 km) west of Prague.
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