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Davenport, Willie

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Born: 1943 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 59 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

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1943 - Born in Troy, Alabama, on the 8th of June.

 

1964 - Reached the semi-finals of the 110 m hurdles event in his first olympic competition.

 

1968 - He reached the final and won in the 110 m hurdles: He said, "From the first step, the gun, I knew I had won the race."

 

1972 - Finished fourth, and in his third consecutive Olympic 110 m hurdles.

 

1976 - Rank third on the Olympic to capture the bronze medal.

 

1980 - He took part in the Olympic Winter Games as a runner for the American bobsleigh team.

 

2002 - He died of a heart attack at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on 17th of June.

 

 


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