Re: At 40 Gail Divers back to competition
Can't forgive her of depriving Ottey of Olympic gold in 1996.
I hate that bloody Gwen Torrance who prevented poor Ottey from winning the 200m gold at the Barcelona Games.
IIRC, Torrance won gold, Juliet Cuthbert took silver, and Ottey lived up to her "Bronze Queen" moniker. Merlene was just too damned good an athlete to not win even one gold medal at the Olympics.
Best left-right combination by a German (and that includes Max Schmeling): Steffi Graf. All she did in 1987 was knock Navratilova out of #1 and try to knock Evert out of the sport. (Mike Lupica in "The Best and Worst of Tennis in 1987", World Tennis)
"A couple of years ago, we nicknamed Steffi Graf's forehand 'Jaws'. And that music would go perfectly when she starts running in to the net, swarming on that little ball." (JoAnne Russell, during the 1988 Wimbledon final between Graf and Navratilova)
Last edited by samn; Feb 4th, 2007 at 08:50 AM.
Reason: Corrected error: Barcelona Games, not Atlanta