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Norman Tate, preparing for the United States Olympic trials for that year’s Munich Games, jumped in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, hoping to “make the other guys realize you’re tough to beat.” June 7, 1972. A June 10 article noted that Mr. Tate, who had been eliminated from the qualifying round at the 1968 Mexico City Games, trained without a sponsor. Photo: Tyrone Dukes/The New York Times
Norman Tate, preparing for the United States Olympic trials for that year’s Munich Games, jumped in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, hoping to “make the other guys realize you’re tough to beat.” June 7, 1972. A June 10 article noted that Mr. Tate, who had been eliminated from the qualifying round at the 1968 Mexico City Games, trained without a sponsor. Photo: Tyrone Dukes/The New York Times

Norman Tate, preparing for the United States Olympic trials for that year’s Munich Games, jumped in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, hoping to “make the other guys realize you’re tough to beat.” June 7, 1972. A June 10 article noted that Mr. Tate, who had been eliminated from the qualifying round at the 1968 Mexico City Games, trained without a sponsor. Photo: Tyrone Dukes/The New York Times

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