Lindgren, Gerry

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Name
Lindgren, Gerry Gender: M
born on 9 March 1946 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Spokane WA, USA, 47n39, 117w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 19°08' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°49 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 26°00'



Biography

American athlete. Despite his failure to win an Olympic gold medal, Lindgren is known as one of America’s finest distance runners. As a senior in high school in Spokane, Washington, his talent was obvious, and during the annual United States versus U.S.S.R. race on 7/25/1964, he defied the odds and became the first American runner to win against the Soviet Union. As he crossed the finish line of this historic race, the U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy cheered, tears streaming down his face. Lindgren commented on his win, saying, "I couldn’t let America down. I had to do my best."

Continuing his education at Washington State University, he ended up in the midst of a feud between the Amateur Athletic Union and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Scheduled to run in the 1965 AAU race, Lindgren received 300 calls a week warning him not to race, and he even received threats saying his mother’s house would be burned to the ground if he didn’t withdraw. Despite this, Lindgren ran, and he shared the world record with Billy Mills, a 1965 Tokyo Olympic Gold Medallist. During congressional hearings that were held in an attempt to settle the dispute between the AAU and NCAA, he testified, stating his participation was a "decision of conscience."

Over the next few years, he won 11 NCAA championships and broke eight records set by the great Jesse Owens. Lindgren was unable to compete in the 1968 Mexico Olympics due to a strained Achilles tendon. During intensive training for the 1972 Munich Olympics, he was in an automobile collision that once again kept him out of the competition.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 25 July 1964 (Won race against U.S.S.R.)
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  • Social Crime Victimization 1965 (Extreme threats to his life and family)
  • Work : Prize 1965 at 12:00 midnight in Tokyo, Japan (Shared Olympic Gold Medal, runner)
  • Health : Job related injury 1968 (Strained Achilles tendon)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 1972 (Car accident, unable to compete)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Pro, distance runner)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (International compettions)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Job-Related Injury (Strained Achilles tendon)
  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly (Withstood persecution)
  • Traits : Personality : Persistent
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Numerous NCAA championships)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Set eight world records)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Age 18 international competition)

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