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SummaryLynn Davies (born in Bridgend, Wales) is a famous Athlete from United Kingdom, he is 74 years old and still alive, born May 20, 1942.
BiographyLynn Davies is a former Welsh athlete. He was one of the world's best long jumpers in the 1960s.
After the American Ralph Boston had beaten the 25-year-old world record set by Jesse Owens in 1960, improved Boston and European champion Igor Ter-Ovanesian world record five more times. Thus, these two performers the biggest favorites to take the gold medal at the Olympics 1964 in Tokyo.
On the final day it rained in Tokyo, and none of the favorites jumped to their personal records. Thus, the gold to 22-year-old Lynn Davies, who set a new British record with gold jumped 8.07 m Boston took the silver and Ter-Ovanesian bronze. This was also the second time in Olympic history that the gold medal in long jump did not go to a practitioner from the United States. Last time this happened was during the Olympics 1920, when the Swede William Pettersson took the gold.
In the years that followed proved that Davies victory was no fluke. He took gold in Euro 1966 in Budapest, and took silver in Euro 1969 in Athens. He also won the Commonwealth Games twice, in 1966 and 1970.
He set a total of six British records, the longest jump measured 8.23m in Bern (1968).
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Lynn.
Related authors: Ralph Boston, Jesse Owens
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Davies
Famous quotes by Lynn Davies (10)
"You've got to be actively involved in the process yourself and you've got to listen carefully to what the coach is saying, take that on board yourself and implement what the coach is saying"
"It's not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly"
"Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose"
"It's about somebody initially knowing more about it than you do but eventually you learn a lot about it yourself and practise the skills and techniques that you've been taught"
"You've got to be a disciplined person if you want to succeed both in sport and in life"
"As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman"
"If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that's when you're on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving"
"There are hurdles to overcome in sport and in life. Sport is a very valuable learning ground for how to live your life in the best possible way"
"It's perseverance that's the key. It's persevering for long enough to achieve your potential"