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Washington crew wins Olympic gold in 1936....



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August 15, 1936

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, August 15, 1936

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


Page 2 of the sport's section (page 2B) has two column heading: "Washington's Crew Surmounted Discouraging Obstacles, Taking Olympic 8-Oared Championship" (see) First report coverage on the University of Washington Huskies crew winning the gold medal vs. Nazi Germany in the 1936 Summer Olympics in rowing.
Complete with 20 pages, light toning at the margins, 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