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1875 – born – April 15th, in Carroll, Ohio, USA.   He received his nickname because he worked in a boiler factory. He trained as sparring partner to ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett.   1899 –  Won the world heavyweight championship by knocking out Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 rounds.   Jeffries stood 6 ft 3 in tall and ..

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1922 – Born in Koprivnice; birth of a Czechoslovakian long distance runner   1948 – Underwent hard training   – Won gold for the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter run   1952 – Became known for winning three gold medals in running at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki   – Won gold medal in Olympic ..

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US track athlete   co-won bronze medal in Olympic 4×100-meter relay 1956   won gold medal in Olympic 100-meter dash 1960   won gold medal in Olympic 200-meter dash 1960   co-won gold medal in Olympic 4×100-meter relay 1960   Sullivan ..

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1963 – Born on November 10th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike Powell, the world record-holder in the long jump who competed for UCLA. 1985 – As a student at UCLA, his personal best was a 26-9¾ in, when he finished third at the national championships.          – He began his collegiate season at UC Irvine ..

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1980 – Born on the 25th of January in Gothenburg, Sweden. 1999 – He became interested in triple jump after watching Jonathan Edwards set the world record at the World Championship. 2001 – He had his international breakthrough, when he won silver at the World Championship in Athletics. 2003 – He won gold at the ..

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