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Red Grandy ©Stars and StripesHelsinki, Finland, July, 1952: Tourist Donna Stone leaves no doubt that she's a fan of Bob Mathias as she poses with the American decathlon star at the Kapyla Olympic Village. It was a very good year for Mathias, who had already played football for Stanford in the Rose Bowl in January; at Helsinki, he won the gold medal in his specialty by a margin of 912 points to defend the Olympic title he won in 1948. Mathias went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives four times.


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