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Panama’s Glory Returns Home a Two-Fold Victor

Mel Patton (Gold), Barney Ewell (Silver)
and Lloyd La Beach in the 1948 Summer Olympics
Awards Ceremony for the 200(corrected) meter race competion
An early photo of the Roxy Athletic Club Track Team

That day in
1948 on the running track, the World Summer Olympics in the historic city of London were not quite over when the Panamanian, Lloyd La Beach, would, once again, offer the expectant crowd another exciting race to the finish line as the crowds stood in awe to applaud the lone Panamanian runner. Continue reading

The London Olympic Power Games of 1948

The image is a photograph of the finish
of the Olympic 100m final in 1948.
From the left are: Emmanuel McDonald Bailey (GBR-6th);
Mel Patton (USA-5th); Alastair McCorquodale GBR-4th);
La Beach (PAN-3rd);
Barney Ewell (USA-2nd); and Harrison Dillard (USA-1st).

The year was 1948 and the Olympic Games for which Lloyd La Beach had worked so hard for most of his young life were to be held in the month of May in London, EnglandContinue reading