Sir, – Lovely to see Olympic coverage in the paper. Eileen Battersby lists "10 names forever etched in Olympic lore", August 1st) including the great Ronnie Delaney who she says won "Ireland's first, and to date, only gold medal on the track".
However 24 years earlier on August 1st, 1932 in Los Angeles, in arguably the finest hour of Irish sport, Ireland won two track and field gold medals within 60 minutes.
Bob Tisdall on the track won the 400m hurdles followed by Dr Pat O’Callaghan winning his second gold in the hammer.
– Yours, etc,
Sir, – In Eileen Battersby’s column, “10 names forever etched in Olympic lore” (August 1st), no mention was made of the great Fanny Blankers-Koen. She was the winner of four gold medals at the 1948 London Olympics and is widely considered female athlete of the 20th century.
– Is mise,