Double Olympic Gold?

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Double Olympic Gold?

Unread postby trayoates » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:30 pm

just curious, has anyone ever gotten two gold medals? if so, who and what years

another question: around what age have most Olympic gold medalists won? i wanna say 27ish is the average for men... not too sure about women!

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Re: Double Olympic Gold?

Unread postby WhittPV » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Bob Richards in '52 and '56, and he also got Bronze in the '48 games. Then one could argue that Bob Seagren was cheated out of two in a row in '72 after he had already won his first in '68

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Re: Double Olympic Gold?

Unread postby KirkB » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:17 pm

Womens:

Yelena Isinbayeva 2004 :star: and 2008 :star:

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Re: Double Olympic Gold?

Unread postby trayoates » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:54 pm

hahaha i shouldve know Isinbayeva! and that's cool about Bob Richards!

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Re: Double Olympic Gold?

Unread postby PV-ATL » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:17 pm

Tray,

Bob Richards: The original "Wheaties Box" guy. Can you imagine that, today?

He was a pretty good decathlete, also. His son jumped 18, something and was the CEO of Skypole for a while. Good stories, all around!

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