- Jan 13, 2006
- Sydney Australia
The good ol' days of European T&F.
A great 4x400m relay race from the European Championships in 1974.
Scotland winning the 1978 Commonwealth Games 4x100m relay and breaking the British record in the process!
Well said Mastermulti, and I agree with you on all points!
I'm especially annoyed at all the citizenship changes these days.
I preferred it, when running for your country and team actually meant something.
I am sure glad Ramil Guliyev was born in Turkey.
Yes they showed photos of the only athlete to win gold medals in all three sprints. She is in the argument for the greatest all around sprinter, just off that accomplishment alone....on a sad note here's a news flash on a former great sprinter. Betty Cuthbert had shown the first signs of multiple schlerosis not long after she retired from track. She lived with it from virtually 30 till nearly 80.
Fitting it happened during the Worlds somehow - it will be told to the crowd in London and possibly some clips shown during a still time in the stadium
I didn't know much about Monte Upshaw except that he broke Jessie Owens' national HS record in the long jump, and that he was the father of Grace Upshaw, who was a world class long jumper.
Apparently he was a very good sprinter and hurdler, in addition to his long jumping talents.
Yeah, I know this thread is mostly about track and field, but it's a great overall thread about white athletes. It could be put in other threads too. It also talked about Hall's T&F ability and some thought he could've been an Olympian!I don't understand the game or its nuances but Hall's story is a great one. They could craft a good movie out of that
if things were like they were here in Australia then, white guys did their sport as a lifestyle choice outside getting their qualifications.What is amazing is that he only trained for 1 year and made the Olympic team.
I wonder why he didn't run at university, and what he would have accomplished if he did.