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Ima da Sheriff
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She is second. Only one other Australian has won more. And by only ONE medal. I measure success by the total number of medals received at the total number of Olympics.

Any ranking between gold, silver and bronze? I guess you could also go nuts about whether the gauge is restricted to Olympic results or more broad results.

Ok, anyway, how about Ian Thorpe?
 

Shellandshilo1956

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Any ranking between gold, silver and bronze? I guess you could also go nuts about whether the gauge is restricted to Olympic results or more broad results.

Ok, anyway, how about Ian Thorpe?
Correct! 9 total medals(5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze). This was over a period of 5 Olympics. Dawn Frazer(4 gold, and 4 silver), was over a period of 3 Olympics. So an argument could be made about OLYMPIC results. But it would be a mute argument at best. IMHO
 

Squire

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Who is Australia's most successful Olympian?
Edwin Flack must be pretty good considering he only competed in one Olympics and walked away with 2 Gold and 1 Bronze.

"... Edwin Flack was the first athlete to represent Australia at the Olympics. He won gold in both the 800 metres and the 1500 metres, competed in the marathon and won a bronze medal in tennis doubles at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... "
 

Shellandshilo1956

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Edwin Flack must be pretty good considering he only competed in one Olympics and walked away with 2 Gold and 1 Bronze.

"... Edwin Flack was the first athlete to represent Australia at the Olympics. He won gold in both the 800 metres and the 1500 metres, competed in the marathon and won a bronze medal in tennis doubles at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... "
There were 6 other Aussie Olympians who won 3 medals at one Olympic(from 1956). Australia ranks a very respectable 8th in the countries with the most number of Olympic medals.

 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho 💉💉
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“The Fleet” was one polluted ditch a few hundred years ago, Nightsoil carts used to empty their loads into it, etc. A prison stood on one bank of it, the Marshallsea Debtors Prison IIRC. Not be nice to be interred there.

OK, my question again, hmmmmm.

Could ask which Dickens’ novel featured the Marshallsea, bit esoteric maybe (Little Dorrit.)

What is or was Battersea known for?
 

Squire

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I lived in London from 1977-79 and it was a dirty place with the streets strewn with rubbish after market closing on Saturdays. If you went into central London and spent the whole day there in that era the inside of your shirt collar would be black with pollution. Car drivers would empty their ashtrays on the street when stopped at the traffic lights.

Which year was the great London smog which killed 12,000 people?
 
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