Bob Mathias


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United States athlete who won Olympic gold medals in the decathlon (born in 1930)

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At Tulare High School Bob Mathias became the star of the football, basketball, and track teams.
Then Bob Mathias broke the hearts of Trojans everywhere, scoring two touchdowns, including a spectacular 96-yard kickoff return, to give Stanford a 27-20 victory.
For the Americans, the seventeen-year-old Bob Mathias won the decathlon as the youngest-ever winner of an Olympic athletics gold medal, and the men's 100 metres was won by Harrison Dillard, who equalled the Olympic record of 10.
Bob Arnold, of Guild at the bottler's convention; Kirby Anderson, also of Guild, as winner of the Vintners Golf Tourney; Lee Peters of Valley Foundry; Irv Marcus of Wines & Vines; Bob Mathias of Olympic fame; Jeff Peyser of W.
Jones, Florence Griffith Joyner, Sugar Ray Leonard, Greg Louganis, Sammy Lee, Jerry Lucas, Bob Mathias, Billy Mills, Phil Mahre, Edwin Moses, Al Oerter, Mary Lou Retton, Bob Richards, Frank Shorter, Michael Spinks, Mark Spitz, Wyomia Tyus, Kristi Yamaguchi, and many more.
Bob Mathias, also of the US, became the youngest man when he won the first of his two decathlon crowns in London 1948, aged 17 years and 263 days.
though the last of those was Bob Mathias in the decathlon in 1948.
Anderson has been training for the decathlon longer than two-time Olympic gold medalist Bob Mathias, who qualified for the 1948 U.
They include Bob Mathias, Milt Campbell, Bill Toomey, Bruce Jenner and Dan O'Brien.
This other San Joaquin Valley youngster, Bob Mathias, who successfully defended his 1948 Olympic championship in the grueling decathlon later that year, became a hero to Johnson.
Olympic gold medal decathlon winners: Bob Mathias, Milt Campbell, Bill Toomey, Bruce Jenner and Dan O'Brien.
And, in spite of the failures, he has somehow managed to stay on a course headed directly and rapidly to decathlon immortality, a place where the likes of Jim Thorpe, Bob Mathias and Bruce Jenner currently reside.
Watkins' lawyer, Bob Mathias, said Wednesday that Watkins is cooperating with Starr's investigation.
My first introduction to the Olympics was 'The Bob Mathias Story.