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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 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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1930: Arne Borg, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones and Paavo Nurmi

My additions to the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1930 are: Arne Borg (Sweden – Swimming) – he set more world swimming records than any man in history with a total of 32 between 1921 and 1929. These came … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1929: Costante Girardengo, Paul Costello, Robin Reed and Ty Cobb

My choices for the world Hall of Fame for 1929 are: Costante Girardengo (Italy – Cycling) – The first of the great Italian cycling champions. He won the Giro d’ Italia in 1919 and 1923 and also won the Tour … Continue reading

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