ABC Wide World of Sports

ABC Wide World of Sports

The photo used in the header of this blog comes from this picture. It was taken in Lafayette, LA at the 3rd World Trampoline Championships in 1966. The massively popular sports show, ABC Wide World of Sports, covered it for the national television market. Jeff Hennessy, US National Coach and FIT Technical Committee Member, was the Meet Director.

The athletes in the center are Americans Wayne Miller, World Champion 1966 & 1970, Jimmy Yongue and Nancy Smith, both medalists in various years. Spencer Wiggins from South Africa, who placed 2nd that year, is sitting next to Nancy and on the end is Linda Ball from Great Britian. The other two trampolinists are unidentified, but if anyone can help, let me know!

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3 Responses to ABC Wide World of Sports

  1. Ron Munn January 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Hi Leigh…..Spencer Wiggins sure looks like David Jacobs?


    • Leigh Hennessy Robson January 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

      Hi Ronn! Good to hear from you! … That was my first guess, too. I asked Dad, who took the photo. He said it wasn’t Dave. Then I noticed the patch in his jacket wasn’t the old AAU patch that’s on the American jackets. So, we deduced that it was Spencer. However, we could be wrong. We should ask Dave! He’s on Facebook. Thanks for asking.

    • Leigh Hennessy Robson January 25, 2012 at 12:31 am #

      I just sent an FB message to Dave. I hope to hear back from him soon. THANKS!

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