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Even now, in winter, the broad campus of the University of California at Los Angeles retains the clean, fresh look of spring. Against the dusky green Santa ...
Rafer Johnson, Olympic Hero August 6, 1984
Rafer Johnson had kept the honor secret from his daughter, Jenny, 11, and son, Josh, 9, until July 28, the day of the 1984 Olympic opening ceremonies at the ...
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YANG OF CHINA IS WORLD'S BEST ATHLETE
A student at UCLA from Formosa, C. K. Yang last Sunday broke Rafer Johnson's old record in the toughest event in all of sport—the decathlon.
ANOTHER GIANT FROM THE VALLEY
With Bob Mathias retired, along comes Rafer Johnson, breaking records and ready to take on all comers for the Olympic decathlon title.
THE COBRA AND C. K. YANG
(Bob Mathias was 21 when he retired in 1952 after winning his second Olympic decathlon, and Rafer Johnson was only 25 when he culminated a long and ...
THE ECLIPSE OF MR. K
That's Mr. Kuznetsov, whose world decathlon record was broken last week by a rejuvenated Rafer Johnson.
ALL-TIME BEST ALL-ROUND MAN
Rafer Lewis Johnson, a tall, slightly stooped man with a magnificent torso and oddly thin calves, is the finest all-round athlete in the history of mankind.
BIG RAFE'S WIN
Johnson, the towering but graceful UCLA sophomore from California's San ... Rafer Johnson, who qualified for the Olympic team in the broad jump as well as the ...