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Barney Ewell was one of the leading sprinters of the 1940s, and won three medals at the 1948 Olympics.
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Born Norwood H. Ewell on February 25, 1918, Barney Ewell first gained notice at Pennsylvania State University, where he won collegiate championships in the 100- and 200- meter sprints. After serving in the army in World War II, Ewell won three medals at the 1948 Olympics.
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