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  Alvin Kraenzlein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kraenzlein was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and later the University of Pennsylvania, studying to become a dentist.
Kraenzlein was especially noted for his hurdling technique, as he was the first to practice the now common method of taking a hurdle with a straight front leg.
In 1900, Kraenzlein prepared for the Olympics in England, winning the British title in the 120 yards hurdles and the long jump before entering the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris.
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 Alvin Kraenzlein -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alvin Christian Kraenzlein (December 12, 1876-January 6, 1928) was an (A native or inhabitant of the United States) American (A person trained to compete in sports) athlete.
The next few years he gained many more titles, winning 5 AAU titles in both (A footrace in which contestant must negotiate a series of hurdles) hurdling and (A competition that involves jumping as far as possible from a running start) long jump events, and 8 IC4A titles in sprinting, hurdling and the long jump.
Kraenzlein retired from athletics the following year, as the owner of 6 (The best record in the whole world) world records, and graduated from university.
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 Kraenzlein, Alvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
American track-and-field athlete, considered the inventor of the modern hurdling technique in which the front leg is extended and the trailing leg is tucked under as the hurdler jumps.
Kraenzlein won four events at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, France, the first track-and-field athlete to win four gold medals in individual (nonrelay) events at a single Olympics.
At the 1900 Olympics Kraenzlein won the 60-meter dash, the 110-meter and 200-meter hurdles, and the long jump.
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 John Tewksbury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tewksbury entered in 5 events, but had strong competition, among others from fellow Penn student Alvin Kraenzlein.
The event was quite different from present day, as the hurdles were actually telephone poles laid over the track, and the final hurdles was a water barrier (like in the steeplechase).
The final of the 200 m was held a week later, and Tewksbury won his second Olympic title, clearly defeating Norman Pritchard of India.
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 News -- Man who made history in Paris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On December 12, 1876, when Alvin Christian Kraenzlein was born in Milwaukee, he was thought to be just another baby, but nobody knew they were witnessing the arrival of a man whose record would last for more than a century.
Alvin Kraenzlein is an embodiment of legendry, a status he attained at the young age of 24.
Kraenzlein prepared for the 1900 Olympics in England, where he won the British title in the 120 yard hurdles and the long jump; these served as the preparation he needed before moving to Paris, where his indelible mark remains to be erased or equalled.
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 America 1900-1909: Sports History Summary
Alvin Kraenzlein is one of the pivotal figures in the development of track and field.
Kraenzlein was born in Milwaukee, the son of Augusta and John G. Kraenzlein, a brewer.
Kraenzlein left Wisconsin for the University of Pennsylvania in 1898, where he came under the tutelage of Michael Murphy, the nation's leading track-.....
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 Alvin Curling - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Alvin Curling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Alvin Curling - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Alvin Curling.
Alvin Curling (born November 15, 1939 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a politician in Ontario, Canada.
He is currently the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, of which he has been a member since 1985.
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - ATHLETES
At the 1900 Games Alvin Kraenzlein of the United States won the 60m dash, the 110m hurdles and 200m hurdles and the long jump, His four individual gold medals remain the record for a track & field athlete at one Games, and he accomplished the feat over a period of only three days.
Kraenzlein's pioneering technique of straight-leg hurdling brought him two world hurdle records in addition to his five world records in the long jump.
Although a qualified dentist, Kraenzlein never practiced, preferring to become a track coach, notably of the German and Cuban national teams and at the University of Michigan.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/heroes/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=58701   (178 words)

  
 Ivy League Sports - Ivies in Athens 2004
Alvin C. Kraenzlein '00 became the first male athlete ever to win four Olympic gold medals in 1900.
Kraenzlein's victories came in the 110- and 200-meter hurdles, as well as the 60-meter dash and long jump.
Kraenzlein is also credited with inventing the leg-extended style currently used in hurdling.
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 Alvin York Medals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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Alvin Cullum York left the mountains of Tennessee in November, 1917 to...
Adapted from York's diaries, a young man goes from carousing to religion that opposes killing, but he is persuaded to fight and becomes a war hero.
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 kiat.net: Olympic Games Paris 1900
Along with his compatriot Alvin Kraenzlein, John Tewksbury dominated the sprint on the track at the Racing Club of France.
The star of these Games was America's Alvin Kraenzlein, who excelled on the athletics track.
Kraenzlein collected gold in the long jump, 60m, and both the 110m and 200m hurdles.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - 1900 Summer Olympics
The Games competed for visitors with the World's Fair, which was also held at Paris at the same time.
Alvin Kraenzlein won 60m, 110 and 220m hurdles, and the long jump; as of 2003, these four gold medals are still a record for a track and field athlete.
For his victory in the long jump, he was allegedly punched in the face by his rival Meyer Prinstein, who had refused to take the final run due to his religious beliefs, as that run was scheduled for a Sunday.
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 Kraenzlein, Alvin --  Encyclopædia Britannica
He is credited with originating the modern technique of hurdling, and his world record in the 220-yard hurdles was unbroken for more than a quarter-century.
During the mid-1890s Kraenzlein competed for the University of Wisconsin and the University…
By placing first in four events at the 1900 Olympic Games, U.S. track and field athlete Alvin Kraenzlein became the first competitor to win four individual gold medals in a single Olympiad.
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 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES
The others were football, polo, rowing and tug of war.
Alvin Kraenzlein won four athletics events in three days and, on 16 July, Ray Ewry, who had overcome childhood polio, won three championships in one day - all in the standing jump events.
Alvin Kraenzlein (USA-athletics) won the 60m, the 110m hurdles and 200m hurdles, and the long jump.
www.olympic.org /uk/games/past/index_uk.asp?OLGT=1&OLGY=1900   (356 words)

  
 The Summer Olympic Games History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Roommates at the University of Pennsylvania Alvin Kraenzlein, Irving Baxter, and John Tewksbury and Purdue grad Ray Ewry dominated the track and field events.
Alvin Kraenzlein is the only person in history to have 4 indivdual medals in one Olympics.
The 1904 Olympics were held in St. Louis, which were held in conjuntion with the centennial celebration of the Louisana Purchase.
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 Kraenzlein, Alvin --  Encyclopædia Britannica
He is credited with originating the modern technique of hurdling, which involves leading with a straight leg.
Biographies of Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison are provided.
Travel underwater with us and take a look at how scientists are using the ALVIN submersible to learn more about sea-floor spreading.
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 Paris 1900 - Athens Enviromental Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
University of Pennsylvania roommates Alvin Kraenzlein, Irving Baxter and John Tewksbury and Purdue grad Ray Ewry dominated the 23 track and field events, winning 11 and taking five seconds and a third.
Kraenzlein remains the only track and fielder to win four individual titles in one year.
Women were invited to compete for the first time and Britain's Charlotte Cooper won the singles and mixed doubles in tennis.
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 USATF - Hall of Fame
Considered the father of the modern hurdling technique, Alvin Kraenzlein was the star of the 1900 Olympic Games, winning four individual gold medals, the only track athlete ever to accomplish that feat.
Kraenzlein was the first to go over the hurdle with a straight front leg and the trailing leg tucked under.
While at the University of Wisconsin, Kranezlein won his first major championship in the AAU national 220-yard hurdles in 1897.
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 Wisconsin High School Track and Field - Athlete Bios
In the first Wisconsin High School state track meet in 1895, Kraenzlein (Milwaukee East) won five events (100, High Hurdles, Low Hurdles, Broad Jump, and Shot Put).
Considered the father of the modern hurdling technique, Alvin Kraenzlein was the star of the 1900 Olympic Games, winning four gold medals in the individual events, the only trackman to ever accomplish that feat.
He won seven national AAU titles in four events just prior to 1900 but in the 1900 Paris Olympics he won the 60-meter dash, long jump, 110-meter hurdles and the 200-meter hurdles.
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 Forrest Smithson - PakAF.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Born in Portland, Oregon, Forrest Smithson, a student of theology from Yale University, was an AAU champion in 1907 and 1909 in 120 yd hurdles.
At London, the main favourites were Smithson's teammates John Garrels and Arthur Shaw who had earlier equalled to Alvin Kraenzlein's world record of 15.2.
The 110 m hurdles weren't contested on a track as usual, but in a special path on a stadion grass.
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 Coburn, Alvin Langdon --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
In 1917, influenced by Cubism and Futurism, he produced the first photographs depicting abstract compositions.
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Alvin Langdon Coburn, a member of the Photo-Secession group and a pioneer in nonobjective photography, invented vortography in 1917 and remained the principal advocate and practitioner...
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 Alvin Kraenzlein
200-Meter Hurdles - 1900 Alvin Kraenzlein, United States 25.40 1904 Harry Hillman, United States 24.60 Fact...
110-Meter Hurdles - 1896 Thomas Curtis, United States 17.60 1900 Alvin Kraenzlein, United States 15.40 1904 Frederick...
Long Jump - 1896 Ellery Clark, United States 20 ft 9.75 in 1900 Alvin Kraenzlein, United States 23 ft 6.875 in...
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 Penn Track and Field :. Information
Consequently, Penn athletes were breaking world records and gaining Olympic glory.
The famous Penn roommates, Alvin Kraenzlein and Walter Tewksbury, by themselves won eight medals with six golds at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris.
Kraenzlein is still one of only three U.S. athletes to win four golds at one Olympiad (Jesse Owens in 1936, Carl Lewis in 1984) and the only one to do so in four individual events.
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 Find in a Library: [Alvin C. Kraenzlein, full-length portrait, facing front, standing, with bandaged leg
Find in a Library: [Alvin C. Kraenzlein, full-length portrait, facing front, standing, with bandaged leg
[Alvin C. Kraenzlein, full-length portrait, facing front, standing, with bandaged leg
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 Glory Daze Article on Stuffmagazine.com
But the final was on a Saturday, and following the Jewish tradition of keeping the Sabbath, Prinstein withdrew.
Fellow American Alvin Kraenzlein took the gold medal when he beat Prinstein’s preliminary best by one centimeter.
In addition to being a man of conviction, Prinstein was evidently a major sore loser – legend has it that he offered his congratulations to Kraenzlein with a punch to the winner’s face.
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