World Sports Hall Of Fame 1910

Four more of my choices for the Hall of Fame:

John Flanagan (USA – Athletics) – Three-time gold medallist at the Olympic Games in the hammer (in  1900,1904 and 1908) . He set several world records at the event, two of those being in Olympic finals. He remained at the top of the sport for over a decade.

Ramon Fonst (Cuba -Fencing) – Winner of four Olympic gold medals including three at the 1904 Games. He won individual golds in both epee and foil events, adding to his epee gold from the 1900 Games.

Terry McGovern (USA – Boxing) – World champion at Bantamweight (which he won in one round) and featherweight at the turn of the 20th century. He was one of the most ferocious punchers of the era and finished his career with a record of 65 wins (42 KOs) , 5 losses and 5 draws.

Tom Morris Junior (Golf) – Probably the best player of his era. He won the Open golf championship on four consecutive occasions from 1868 to 1872 (it wasn’t held in 1871). He remains the youngest ever winner at 17 years 249 days in 1868.

 

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