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Washington crew breaks Olympic record in 1936....

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August 12, 1936


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

Page 31 has a one column heading: "Huskies Reach Rowing Final" with subhead: "Washington Sets Course Record Winning Olympic Heat at Gruenau" (see) This crew would win the gold medal by upsetting the Nazi crew just 2 days later.
Complete with all 40 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