Friday, August 8, 2008
NBC Website has a history page for each sport. Lanny Bassham made the 1976 History choice for this page. In 1976 he became the first and only Olympic Gold Medalist to share the top podium with the silver medalist! His teammate Margaret Murdock tied with Lanny - they shot the same score but the tie breaker rules stated that the last 10 shots in kneeling would determine the tie breaker. Lanny had a higher score and won the tie breaker. After fighting to have 2 Gold Medals awarded and having no success, Lanny did the only thing he could do. At the start of the National Atheme he pulled Margaret up to share the moment with him - afterall, she deserved the Gold as well!
Posted by Lanny Bassham at 7:45 PM