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High Achiever

A look at the day that was and at what lies ahead at the Summer Games

July 23, 1996|MIKE KUPPER

Historical note: On this date in 1908, Alfred Gilbert and Edward Cooke became co-gold medalists in the pole vault in the Olympics at London, each clearing 12 feet 2 inches. Gilbert later became famous as the inventor of the Erector Set.

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