with permission from Finnobar Callanan
4th Wiesclaw Maniak (Poland)
|Maniak finishing second to Hayes in the 100 semis. Third place is Tom|
Robinson U. of Michigan and The Bahamas
He returned to the country in 1963 and since 1964 has become a player for Marine Sports Club Chasing Szczecin, where his club coach was Kazimierz Lubik. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in 1964, was the first Pole had the honor to run in the finals of the most important competition in every Olympics - Men's 100 meters. In the course of that time 10.3 s fourth place, while being the fastest European. He was given the nickname "the fastest white man in the world".
He took a job as an economist in Energopol in his free time coaching his followers in KS Spark Warsaw.
Jun. 28, 1982, died as a result of a brain hemorrhage in the course of his professional duties on the construction of a nuclear power plant in the chicken (USSR). (You will have to ask the computer how it got this expression.) He was then 44 years. He was buried in the cemetery in Wawrzyszew, in Warsaw. On the tombstone inscription today "Wieslaw Maniak - Olympian."
In 1995, the readers of the Courier Szczecin chose Wieslaw Maniac 50.lecia athlete. At the request of the President of the West Pomeranian Association of Athletics Paul Bartnik and President of Szczecin Club Olympian Richard Stadniuk, Szczecin City Council in December 2001 adopted a resolution granting the name of the stadium lekkoatletycznemu Wieslaw Maniac Street Lithuania.
official naming took place July 20, 2001, the day of the start of the Championship LXXVIII Polish Szczecin.
Wieslaw Maniak today is the only Pole who stood on the podium European Championships in the 100 meters. None of the Polish sprinters not also repeated his success at the Olympics, a fantastic record of Polish 10.1 s, which reached to Szczecin stadium after 19 years, beat Marian Voronin. Substituted by - sprinterek on 2009-07-08 22:39: 05
|Heinz Schumann (196 lane 2)|
Height: 5'10" (179 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: August 6 , 1936 (Age 77.325) in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Affiliations: Bremer Turn-Community
Personal Best [ Edit ]
6th Gaossou KONE (Ivory Coast)
Personal Bests: 100 – 10.21 (1967); 200 – 21.1 (1965).
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Cote d'Ivoire||CIV||6T|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Cote d'Ivoire||CIV||5 h2 r3/4|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Cote d'Ivoire||CIV||7 h1 r2/3|
|1972 Summer||28||München||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay||Cote d'Ivoire||CIV||5 h2 r1/3|
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||Cote d'Ivoire||Final||6T||10.4||10.47||4|
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||Cote d'Ivoire||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||2||QU||10.4||10,48|
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||Cote d'Ivoire||Quarter-Finals||Heat One||4||QU||10.4||10,45|
|1964 Summer||20||Tokyo||Athletics||Cote d'Ivoire||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||10.5||10,50|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Cote d'Ivoire||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||5||10.2||10.27|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Cote d'Ivoire||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||3||QU||10.2||10.22|
|1968 Summer||24||Ciudad de México||Athletics||Cote d'Ivoire||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||10.3||10.37|
|Pender taking the baton from Charley Greene four years later in Mexico City|
Read the following link of a lengthy interview with Mel Pender. How he was serving in Viet Nam when sent home to train for the 68 Olympics and then being sent back afterward.
Lots of insightful interesting commentary.
an exerpt from that interview with David Rosenbaum
On being an Olympian.
“It’s like no other feeling that anyone could ever have, to be an Olympian. Especially if you come through a tough life and grew up poor like I did, it’s like a dream come true. I didn’t make the Olympic team until I was 27 years old, my first team. And my second team I was 31. But it was like no other feeling. I didn’t win a gold medal the first Olympics – I got hurt and they said I wouldn’t come back. But God was good to me, I proved them (wrong). They pulled me out of Vietnam for about eight months, I made the Olympic team in 1968 and won a gold medal. And they took (me) straight back to Vietnam. ... I was a company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division. They sent me back to the 82nd in Vietnam and then I worked for the CIA in Vietnam. And they pulled me out again for the ‘72 team and I didn’t make the ‘72 team. I probably could’ve made the relay team but I pulled a muscle, in Seattle, Wash. at the USA Track and Field Championships about 10 days before the Trials. I had no business running in that meet, but I had a stupid coach. Being in the Army, you’ve got a coach, an Army guy. If he says you run, you run. I didn’t make the team so I turned pro, I ran and the International Track Association ... where I set the world record in the 60 yard dash, I ran 5.8 seconds.”