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Olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick dies
WNYT - Albany, New York ^ | October 24, 2012 | Anna Didio

Posted on 10/24/2012 3:35:35 PM PDT by EveningStar

Niskayuna native Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win an Olympic gold medal, has died from cardio-pulmonary arrest. He was 55 years old.

Blatnick took home the gold in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1984.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; jeffblatnick; mma; obituary; olympics; wrestling
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Video: Jeff Blatnick wins the gold medal at the 1984 Olympics in the Greco-Roman super heavyweight division.

1 posted on 10/24/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar; All

one of the most memorable Olympic victory’s in American sports history few remember or pay attention to....remember it like it was yesterday- he was crying so hard afterwards he could not talk...

i cannot view videos where i am in my office but look forward to watching it at home....


2 posted on 10/24/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: EveningStar

55 years young.

RIP and prayers for the family.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 4:03:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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