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9 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:

Posting here though he was a solid football player at UT.  A name I had forgotten.

 

Johnny Lam Jones, one of the most celebrated athletes in University of Texas history as both a football and a track star, died Friday morning after a decades-long fight with myeloma cancer. He was 60.

He was known more for his track exploits as an Olympic gold medalist on the U.S. mile relay team in 1976 at age 18 and a world-class sprinter who once won four events at a Southwest Conference meet. But he also played tailback and wide receiver for the Longhorn football team and was later selected by the New York Jets as the No. 2 player taken in the first round although he only had marginal success as a pro.

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A deadpooling blast from the past. I remember that name being thrown about on various US pools in the mid aughts.

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Btwn this new and Rusev's push down the card in WWE it is not a good year for Bulgarian wrestling

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2 minutes ago, CaptainChorizo said:

Btwn this new and Rusev's push down the card in WWE it is not a good year for Bulgarian wrestling

Quite unlikely Rusev & Shinsuke will win the just-announced Wrestlemania fatal 4-way Smackdown tag title match. 

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Shinsuke's title winning days are in the past I think,seems like he has been in Orton idc mode for a while now

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Report of the death of Winifred Jordan (nee Jeffrey) who competed for Britain at the 1948 Games in the 100m. She was 99.

 

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2 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

 

Some days you Winnie, some days you lose-y

 

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On 17/04/2019 at 12:14, YoungWillz said:

Report of the death of Winifred Jordan (nee Jeffrey) who competed for Britain at the 1948 Games in the 100m. She was 99.

 


Still no obit nearly a week on. Athletics Weekly and TeamGB tweeted about it, but still...

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Report of GB Gold medalist at the 1964 Tokyo Games, Ken Matthews:

 

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On ‎17‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 12:14, YoungWillz said:

Report of the death of Winifred Jordan (nee Jeffrey) who competed for Britain at the 1948 Games in the 100m. She was 99.

 

 

On ‎22‎/‎04‎/‎2019 at 18:33, Ulitzer95 said:


Still no obit nearly a week on. Athletics Weekly and TeamGB tweeted about it, but still...

Just for completeness, Winnie Jordan got a Times Obit: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/winnie-jordan-obituary-hnvbphqk8

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9 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Lowell North, a 1964 Olympic bronze medalist in Dragon class sailing, 1977 America's Cup participant and master sailmaker has died.  He was 89.

 

https://www.cruisingworld.com/eight-bells-lowell-north/

 

 

Source ‘Cruising World’ has me convinced you put in wrong thread :D

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Revered Hungarian gymnast, Erzsebet Koteles, who won three team silver medals at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics, as well as team gold for portable apparatus in 1956 and a bronze for the same event in 1952, dead at 95: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=hu&u=https://www.origo.hu/sport/egyeni/20190616-torna-reviczkyne-koteles-erzsebet-meghalt-95-eves-olimpiai-bajnok.html&prev=search

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8 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Revered Hungarian gymnast, Erzsebet Koteles, who won three team silver medals at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics, as well as team gold for portable apparatus in 1956 and a bronze for the same event in 1952, dead at 95: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=hu&u=https://www.origo.hu/sport/egyeni/20190616-torna-reviczkyne-koteles-erzsebet-meghalt-95-eves-olimpiai-bajnok.html&prev=search


Here is Erzsebet doing her thing, on the set of what looks like a Louisiana swamp.
 

 

 

And the fruit didn't fall far from the tree -- her daughter Krisztina at the 1983 Worlds...

 

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8 hours ago, Death Impends said:

Been some months since we had an update on our old pal Balbir Singh. Anyways, he's back in the hospital, though stable.

Obviously Punjab finds money for his treatment. Ominous that his FB page has not posted anything about his hospitalization, but continues to post about his lifetime achievements. Balbir had it coming from a long time.

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On 27/06/2019 at 00:35, Death Impends said:

Been some months since we had an update on our old pal Balbir Singh. Anyways, he's back in the hospital, though stable.

Balbir gets prize in hospital. He is not bedridden, seems he is recovering once again. 

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On 09/07/2019 at 20:08, drol said:

Balbir gets prize in hospital. He is not bedridden, seems he is recovering once again. 

Balbir has been discharged today according to his daughter.

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1 hour ago, Sir Creep said:

 

Im not even going to look.  No way in fucking hell someone had him in Scavenger Hunt.

No he was not Scavenger food. That would be a massive gamble when you only get five picks.

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