Repeats his Rome victory
(you better speak Italian)
|Rex Cawley, Farmington, Michigan, USC|
B. 18 Dec. 1940 D. 3 Mar. 1974
|Luck, Morale, and Hardin in prelim|
|Gary Knoke, Australia|
b. 5 Feb. 1942 d. 10 July 1984
800 Meters Final
for a review of Snell's career (re-enactment?) see this link below
This is the race everyone has come to watch. Peter Snell has looked strong in the prelims, but will he have enough this afternoon to hold off perhaps the best field in any event in this Olympiad? In two minutes we'll know because they are in their staggers right now, waiting the starter's command. Snell has the inside lane. Next to him is the surprising Wilson Kiprugut of Kenya. Belgium's Jacques Pennewaert is in lane three. Bill Crothers of Canada who was dominant at this distance indoors is in four. The bronze medalist from Rome, Jamaica's George Kerr, is in five. Americans Jerry Siebert and Tom Farrell are in six and seven, flanked by Dieter Bogatzki of Germany.
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|Crothers in preparation indoors,|
note the Converse canvas flats that were so
common in North America at the time.
Kiprugut's medal is the first ever won by a Kenyan.
|Keino and Kiprugut|
This article on Wilson Kiprugut comes from African Torch blog
Cawley's gold medal is reason enough to celebrate but today's prelims were encouraging as well. Schul and Dellinger will be in the 5000 final. Stebbins, Drayton and Carr will run in the 200 semifinals. will be full with qualifying in the hammer throw, the first two rounds of qualifying in the 400, the first rounds of the 1500 and the 110 meter hurdles, qualifying and final in the shot put, semifinals and final in the 200 and finals in the pole vault and steeplechase. We'll save you a seat.
John Cooper , Silver Medalist in the 400 IH died tragically at the age of 34 in the Turkish Airlines 981 crash outside of Paris. The Pub at Loughborough University where he was student is named in his honor. below is the wikipedia report.