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YoungWillz

Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:40 PM

John Disley, Welsh athlete who won the bronze medal in the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1952 Olympics, has died at 87. https://twitter.com/...730066340966401

 

Also helped in the creation of the London Marathon and was BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year in 1955.

 

Edit: BBC Obit: http://www.bbc.co.uk.../wales/25749606


YoungWillz

Posted 01 February 2016 - 04:00 AM

Death Notice for Denise St Aubyn Hubbard (originally Denise Newman https://en.wikipedia...i/Denise_Newman) who competed as a diver in the 1948 Olympics for Britain. http://announcements...t-aubyn-hubbard

 

She was 91.

 

Here she is talking to the BBC about competing: http://www.bbc.co.uk...ctures-18555976

 

Edit: And here she is in 1947, practising for the Olympics: http://www.britishpa...eo/girl-diver-1


Death Impends

Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:37 PM

Ah, first hit on the Sun Wukong for me. He was also someone I occasionally considered for the DDP, as I was aware of his poor health and he was youngish and sure to obit. But there was no telling how much longer he'd be lingering, and another team has been going with him for a few years now, so he never really got close to the final cut.


charon

Posted 22 January 2016 - 05:03 PM

Yeh, it's posted in the winter Olympics thread, which seems to have gone awol.

Sir Creep

Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:59 PM

It appears (as per search box) no one has bothered to post Bill Johnson's obit, just complain he was somehow a 'miss'.

Bill Johnson, the 1984 Olympic downhill skiing champion who later suffered permanent brain damage in a violent crash, died Thursday in Oregon. Johnson’s thrilling downhill win at the Sarajevo Games at age 23 was the first Olympic medal by an American man in skiing’s fastest discipline. The feat was matched 10 years later by Tommy Moe.
http://www.nydailyne...ce_desktop=true
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He just couldn't wrap his head around the fact skiing on a hill with trees at the bottom was a bad idea.
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charon

Posted 15 January 2016 - 06:20 PM

Aye fair 'nuff it was the Olympics. The Commonwealth games of that era were still yards, but I think the WR's he held were the yard ones.

How else would they get a honkey below 10 secs?

Interestingly, I posted the death of that druggie Houston McTear last year, and he still has the unofficial WR for the 100 yards, a hand timed 9.0.

Phantom

Posted 15 January 2016 - 06:09 PM

 

 

http://www.miamihera...le54824395.html
David Sime, silver in the 100 yards at the '60 final, and former WR holder in a few of the sprints.

 
100 yards? it's the 100 metres. There's an extra 28 foot (or 9.33 yards) difference between the two.

Wonder if that makes a difference in rot times if you get buried at 6' (2 yards) vs 2 metres.
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Only if there are any utility pipes further down.


Sir Creep

Posted 15 January 2016 - 06:03 PM

http://www.miamihera...le54824395.html
David Sime, silver in the 100 yards at the '60 final, and former WR holder in a few of the sprints.

 
100 yards? it's the 100 metres. There's an extra 28 foot (or 9.33 yards) difference between the two.

Wonder if that makes a difference in rot times if you get buried at 6' (2 yards) vs 2 metres.
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Phantom

Posted 15 January 2016 - 05:28 PM

http://www.miamihera...le54824395.html

David Sime, silver in the 100 yards at the '60 final, and former WR holder in a few of the sprints.

 

100 yards? it's the 100 metres. There's an extra 28 foot (or 9.33 yards) difference between the two.


charon

Posted 15 January 2016 - 10:11 AM

http://www.miamihera...le54824395.html

David Sime, silver in the 100 yards at the '60 final, and former WR holder in a few of the sprints.

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