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    Harrison Dillard - RIP
     

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    One of my favorites. He was amazing and I'm very sad to hear this news.
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    So sorry to hear of this.
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    Dillard was the oldest USA Olympic gold medalist in any sport and the oldest living athletics gold medalist. The oldest USA Olympic gold medalist now becomes Eugene Rogers, a 1948 swimming Olympian who won a relay gold. The oldest athletics gold medalist is now Dana Zatopkova, javelin gold medalist from 1952 for Czechoslovakia. The oldest living USA athletics gold medalist now becomes Bob Richards - 1952-56 pole vault champion.

    Contrary to what is being written in some obituaries, Dillard was not the oldest living Olympic gold medalist in any sport. That remains Agnes Keleti, a Hungarian gold medalist from the 1952 and 1956 Olympics in gymnastics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Dillard was the oldest USA Olympic gold medalist in any sport and the oldest living athletics gold medalist. The oldest USA Olympic gold medalist now becomes Eugene Rogers, a 1948 swimming Olympian who won a relay gold. The oldest athletics gold medalist is now Dana Zatopkova, javelin gold medalist from 1952 for Czechoslovakia. The oldest living USA athletics gold medalist now becomes Bob Richards - 1952-56 pole vault champion.

    Contrary to what is being written in some obituaries, Dillard was not the oldest living Olympic gold medalist in any sport. That remains Agnes Keleti, a Hungarian gold medalist from the 1952 and 1956 Olympics in gymnastics.
    RIP but Zatopkova is older than Dillard.
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    RIP but Zatopkova is older than Dillard.
    Yeah, you're right. My bad
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    One of the greatest raw track talents of the 20th century.
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    I can think of only 4 people who have won individual Olympic Gold both on the flat and with barriers/hurdles:

    Alvin Kraenzlein
    Fanny Blankers-Koen
    Harrison Dillard
    Kip Keino

    Anyone else?
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