Beginning our 7th year and over 2500 pages. A blog for fans of Track and Field from the 1950's and 60's, culled from various articles in sports journals of the day with added commentaries from readers who lived and ran and coached in that era.
We're the equivalent of an American Legion post of Track and Field but without cheap beer. You may contact us directly at email@example.com or write a comment at the end of a given posting.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
V 6 N. 62 Nina Ponomaryova R.I.P.
Nina Ponomaryova, the Soviet Union's first Olympic gold medalist died on August 16, 2016 at the age of 87. She won the discus in Helsinki and repeated at Rome in 1960. Probably almost as famously remembered for shoplifting five hats out of a store in London.