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  • #31
    This year 18-year-old Talitha Diggs ran 50.74s over 400m in the NCAA. Her mother is four times US Olympian Joetta Clark-Diggs and her aunt is three times Olympian Hazel Clark.

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    • trickstat
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      Not a blood relative, but wouldn't her aunt by marriage be multiple Olympian and former 400m World Champ Jearl Miles-Clark.

  • #32
    Originally posted by Ursus View Post
    Leroy Burrell mentioned yet? Married an OG gold medalist in the 4x100, son Cameron has a 9.93 clocking and sister Dawn was a world indoor champ in the LJ with a 6.98 PB.

    Sadly the Brightwell / Packer marriage only managed to spawn a couple of pro footballers, although their other son was a reasonable 400m runner.

    And sitting in 106th place in our all time decathlon rankings is Adrian Hemery whose Dad was unquestionably great.
    So sad to learn of Cameron Burrell's death. How awful for the family. Found this article just from last year: https://m.scooper.news/sl/2020/10/05...amily/11817446

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  • #33
    Time to revive this! New year, new crop!

    Bershawn Jackson’s daughter (don’t know the name) competing in Cali per Rob Walker.
    Bob Weir’s daughter Jillian competing in the Hammer in Brum for Canada.
    Last edited by Grassmarket; 04-08-22, 12:07.

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    • MysteryBrick
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      Shawnti Jackson - got bronze in the W100m.

    • trickstat
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      I think Bershawn Jackson's son (would be younger than Shawnti) featured on a Youtube video a while back running a spectacular indoor 200m relay leg.

  • #34
    Originally posted by Grassmarket View Post
    Had this idea for a thread a couple of days ago & trickstat gave me the title. A thread dedicated to news items or marks of about young athletes starting out who are children of famous athletes from <ahem> years some of us remember rather better than last week. There’s quite a few about.

    Mykolas son of Virgilius, going to European & World U20s with a new discus U20NR of 69.77

    ?
    You read it here first! Well, probably after I myself read it in one of LuckySpikes’ posts.

    But there is now also a Martinas Alekna, on the Baltic circuit at the moment.

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    • #35
      Jackson Cantwell, the son of Christian Cantwell and Teri Steer, two Olympians, who at 13 has thrown the 4kg shot 19.07 and 1kg discus 60.73. He's already 6'8 and 260lbs, and equally precocious at basketball and American football.

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      • trickstat
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        A very large chip off a big block!

      • MysteryBrick
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        Freakish physical specimen!

      • trickstat
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        His dad had a beard and I suspect Jackson's already shaving!
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