55 years ago today - Aug 2, 1967

C. Wade Bell wins the gold medal (800 meter run) at the Pan American Games, also Michael M. Young (gold, wrestling) and Keith Russell (silver, diving). Other LDS medalists are H. Blaine Lindgren (gold, track, 1963), Henry Marsh (2 gold, steeplechase, 1979), Danny Vranes (gold, basketball, 1979), Demetrio Cabanillas of Mexico (bronze, steeplechase, 1979), Mark Fuller (silver, Greco-Roman wrestling, 1983), Greg Robbins (silver, wrestling, 1987), Denise Parker (gold, archery, 1987, 1991, 1995), Janet Blomstedt (gold, heptathalon, 1995).

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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