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Remembering Bobby Joe Morrow

May 31, 2020

Bobby Joe Morrow, who won three gold medals in the 1956 Olympics, contested in Melbourne, Australia, died yesterday, at the age of 84.

He won the 100 meters, 200 and anchored the 4 X 100 relay sprints to achieve a status matched only by three better known Olympic greats, Jesse Owens in 1936, Carl Lewis in 1984 and Usain Bolt in both 2012 and 2016.

Mr. Morrow is shown winning the 100 meters race yielding a gold medal, in the ’56 Olympics. He also reflects on the priceless moment, a sentiment perhaps, so appropriate now.

 

The narrator is David Perry, whose real name was David Greenspan, the brother of Bud Greenspan, on whose Olympic documentaries, Mr. Perry/Greenspan often worked.

 

 

 

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