Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – China High Jumper Zhu Jianhua

DOG ASIDE: At this point in the men’s high jump competition….there were 9 remaining competitors at the ’84 Olympics….CHN Liu Yunpeng, USA Dwight Stones, SWE Patrik Sjoberg, FIN Erkki Niemi, CHN Cai Shu, CAN Milt Ottey, CHN Zhu Jianhua (world record holder), USA Doug Nordquist and FGR Deiter Doegenburg….as the bar was at 7′ 4…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – SWE Patrik Sjoeberg

DOG COMMENTARY: As a sportsphile….when I look at each different sport from a “degree of difficulty” kind of rating system…..and when it comes to high jump….it doesn’t seem to require the skills that many other disciplines in sports require…..as I consider sports from a perspective of “eye-to-hand”….or “eye-to-foot”….even “eye-to-mind”….with speed, strength and reaction time/reflex by…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA Doug Nordquist

DOG ASIDE: This video shows both USA Doug Nordquist and CHN Liu Yunpeng first attempts at 7’51/4″ at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics high jump competition.  The action is brought by ABC commentators Al Michaels and Jane Frederick…..as Frederick was the first world record holder in the women’s heptathlon. What I especially enjoyed watching on…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump Finals – USA’s Doug Nordquist & USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Douglas (“Doug”) Nordquist is a retired male high jumper from the United States…..who competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics where he ended up in fifth place with a jump of 2.29 meters…and was the US track high jump champion in 1986 and 1988….placing second at the 1984 Olympic Trials behind distant cousin Dwight Stones. He competed…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 4 x 400m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: I don’t remember if I ever mentioned this….but I just love the track relay events….both men’s and women’s…..especially when it is the USA teams in the Olympic Games….cuz the red, white and blue are all over the Olympic history books….and this group of ladies in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics track women’s 4…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 400 m Hurdles – MAR Nawal El Moutawakel

DOG ASIDE: There are some stories in sports that just bring a smile to my face…..and the story on this video is one of those….every time I watch….I just smile and feel good….cuz for the first time in the history of the country of Morroco to compete in the Olympics…..they win a medal….and not just…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track & Field – Mens High Jump – USA Dwight Stones

DOG ASIDE: Dwight Edwin Stones is an American television commentator….a two-time Olympic bronze medalist at 1972 Munich Olympics and 1976 Montreal Olympics….becoming the first athlete to both compete and serve as an announcer at the same Olympics. During his 16-year career…he was the world record holder three times in the men’s high jump….he won 19 national championships.. Since…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 1500m Finals – Gold GBR Sebastian Coe

DOG COMMENTARY: The track men’s 1500 m race at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was run on Saturday, August 11th….featuring the existing world record holder at 3:34.91 set in Rieti, Italy on September 4, 1983 by GBR Steve Ovett….who was one of twelve runners in the ’84 Games finals….along with GBR Steve Cram, ESP Jose…

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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 3000 m Steeple Chase Finals

DOG COMMENTARY: What I learned from Bone Daddy…..and have found to be true in my life as a sportsphile….is that sports have proven over and over to me…..to really pull at my “heartstrings”….cuz it brings out a purity that is not often found in HUMAN endeavors….just the simple purity of giving all you have…..and then…

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