[quote]Living in the Past wrote:
Living in the Past:
If you are in a nit-picking mood, Carl Lewis was a runner. He won an Olympic medal 12 years after the first medal. It just so happens it was in a jumping event. Jumping events (outside of the standing jumps which are not Olympic events) involve running.
Ulrike Meyfarth won HJ gold in 1972 and 1984. Not sure if that still makes her the youngest and the oldest to win gold in that event.
The long jump is a field event. Field events don't count in this thread. Sorry.[/quote]
Boy are you wrong. Very wrong. It's the running that is the predominate factor in take-off velocity and trajectory in the jumps.
Quit vandalizing your own thread.[/quote]
Malmo, I state at the beginning that the thread does not apply to field events (and I give my apologies to Al Oerter, who won the discuss four times). What part of that do you not understand?
Btw, page one of this thread has been deleted. You are a forum monitor, so can you please explain what happened to it? Or better yet--can you please restore page one? I won't hold my breath, because page one has information that refutes what you said above.