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Washington crew to win Olympic gold in 1936....



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August 14, 1936

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 14, 1936

* University of Washington Huskies
* Wins Olympic gold in rowing (day of)
* Famous upset vs. Nazi Germany


The top of the front page of the sport's section has a nice banner headline: "HUSKIES ROW IN OLYMPIC FINALS TODAY" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the University of Washington Huskies crew going for the the gold vs. Nazi Germany in the 1936 Summer Olympics in rowing.
Complete with all 34 pages, light toning and a minor wear at the margins, small library stamp on the front page, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: The rowing competition was dominated by the hosts, Germany, who medaled in every event and took five of the seven gold medals. The final race, men's eights, was won by a working-class United States team from the University of Washington who, in what had become their trademark, started slow and outsprinted the competition to an exceedingly close finish, with only one second separating the top three finishers at the end of a six-and-a-half minute race. This event is chronicled in The Boys in the Boat written by Daniel James Brown.

Category: The 20th Century

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