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World Sports Hall of Fame 1936: Charles Pahud de Mortanges, Rie Mastenbroek, Jesse Owens and Karl Schafer

My choices to enter the World Sports Hall of Fame in 1936 are: Charles Pahud de Mortanges (Netherlands – Equestrianism) – the first rider to retain the individual title in the 3 Day event at the Olympics.  He did this by taking the gold … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1935 – Walter Hagen, Maria Mednyanszky, Clas Thunberg and Mickey Walker

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1935 are – Walter Hagen (USA -Golf) – the winner of eleven golf Majors at a time when there were only three to play for. He won the US Open … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1934 – Red Grange, Jack Hobbs, Martha Norelius and Gar Wood

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1934 are: Red Grange (USA – American Football) – one of the greatest running backs in the early days of American Football. He helped to take the game to new heights of popularity. … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1934: Nancy Cave, Tommy Hampson, Jack Hobbs and Joe Thompson

My choices to enter the Hall of Fame for 1934 are: Nancy Cave (Squash) – together with her sister Joyce she dominated the squash world for women in the early years of the sport. Each sister won the British women’s … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1933: Jose Andrade, Dally Messenger, Carl Westergren and Hazel Wightman

My choices for the World Hall of Fame for 1933 are; Jose Andrade (Uruguay – Football) – A brilliant right-half who was arguably the outstanding player in the brilliant Uruguay team of the 1920s and 30s. He was in the … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1932: Eddie Eagan, Jay Gould, Gillis Grafstrom and Ernie Nevers

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1932 are: Eddie Eagan (Boxing and Bobsleigh) – although his individual sporting achievements are not remarkable he holds a unique place inn sporting annals. He won the US amateur boxing title in … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1931: Albert Rosenfeld, Bill Tilden, Kinue Hitomi and Ville Ritola

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1931 are: Albert Rosenfeld (Australia – Rugby League) – after touring England as a member of the Australian team in 1908/9 he signed for Huddersfield and set many scoring records, some of … Continue reading

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