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Gordon Wren

Age: 80

the only American to qualify for four Olympic skiing events; placed second in combined jumping and fifth in special jumping at the 1948 Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, he chose to remove himself from the slalom and downhill events because he wanted to concentrate on the Nordic events; first American ski jumper to break the 300-foot mark; member of National Ski Hall of Fame and Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Died of cancer.

Died: Steamboat Springs, Colo., November 25, 1999

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