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Friday, August 10, 2007

whoizzit?

He was called Wa-Tho-Huk in the native Indian tongue. King Gustav V of Sweden told him, 'Sir, You are the greatest athlete in the world'. Not content with winning the Olympic pentathlon and decathlon, he went on to play Football, reaching the collegiate championship. Thence onwards to 6 years of Major League Baseball. Who?


Jim Thorpe

2 comments:

anantha said...

I passed by his memorial last week in the rural town in Pennsylvania that is named after him. Sadly I was on a bus, so I could not get down and take a look.

Charlie said...

Ans: Jim Thorpe - American athlete