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    Re: Jewish track & field athletes
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    1980's
    Boris Djrassi HT,Ken Flax HT,Gary Williky SP,DT(all Maccabiah Games Champions)
    1990's -2000 Andy Bloom ( did not compete in Israel)
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    always check 'other' in the race block
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    Yes, but where are the cross-dressing albino midgets? Let's see how many sub-groups of trackdom we can differentiate.

    Second generation Abyssian-Americans whose middle names end in an R?

    People who live on the South (or East, if it's an E-W) side of the street, whose address ends in a prime number, born on Tuesdays or Fridays?

    Capricorns with Venus ascending, whose parents married within three days of a neap tide?

    C'mon, now, fellas, enough's enough.
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    Re: always check 'other' in the race block
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    >C'mon, now, fellas, enough's enough.<

    Amen!
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    Re: always check 'other' in the race block
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    Gerry Ashworth, the goofy white guy who looks hilariously out of place (wearing his T-shirt under the uniform) in the 1964 Gold Medal 4x100. Ashworth is still the Dartmouth record holder in the 200.

    Lillian Copeland, gold medalist in 1932. No relation to Aaron Copeland, the composer, who is also Jewish.

    Deena Drossin and Zhanna Bloch are two current Jewish tracksters that come to mind.
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    Re: always check 'other' in the race block
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    and I forgot the more famous ones

    Elias Katz (steeplechase silver 1924)
    Abel Kiviat
    Lawrence "Lon" Myers
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    Re: Jewish track & field athletes
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    Now, I knew I would get jokes & nonsense, but this was serious request, since the website http://www.jewsinsports.org does NOT cover Jewish track & field athletes.

    Thank you.

    goofylovesmarcy@yahoo.com
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    Re: Jewish track & field athletes
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    Nobody has mentioned a guy with 3 Olympic golds and a silver, Myer Prinstein.
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    Re: Jewish track & field athletes
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    Irv Mondschein was a USA decathlete at the 1948 Olympics and later the longtime Penn coach. His two sons competed in college in the 1970's and one of them (Brian) is currently a college coach in eastern Pennsylvania, I believe.
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    Re: Jewish track & field athletes
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    Iosif Gamsky, Soviet Union, Hammer thrower. He came into the 1972 OG as one of the favourites but did poorly. I assume he was Jewish, for at the time commentators speculated that the terrorist attack affected him worse than the others.
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    Re: Jewish track & field athletes
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    Hey goofylovesmarcy:

    Your e-mail address looks familiar, do you know an author named Bijan C. Bayne? If so, there is a book at MLK Library in DC with Gerry Ashworth and others listed, it's a sports encyclopedia.

    BCB
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