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Washington crew breaks Olympic record in 1936....



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August 13, 1936

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 13, 1936

* University of Washington Huskies
* Breaks Olympic record in rowing
* Famous upset vs. Nazi Germany fame


The top of the front page of the sport's section (page 21) has a nice headline: "DON HUME STROKES HUSKIES TO RECORD" with subheads. (see) This crew would win the gold medal by upsetting the Nazi crew just 2 days later.
Complete with all 32 pages, light toning at the margins, some 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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