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  • Rob Heffernan wins WAC gold medal - Congratulations

    Posted on August 16, 2013 by Selby


    Congratulations to Cork athlete Rob Heffernan on his WAC gold medal following his success in the 50 km event held in Moscow

    Sports autographs are always in demand especially when they belong  to a gold medallist

    Rob 35, who is now Ireland’s 3rd all-time WAC gold medallist won easily in 3.37 which was a record timing for this year, Mikhail Ryzhov took silver, having never put in a serious challenge to the winner

    The last time Ireland won a gold medal at the World championships  was back in 1995 when Sonia O’ Sullivan took the 5.000 Metre event in Gothenberg so convincingly .

    Fellow Irishman Brendan Boyce finished in 25 place putting in a personal best 3.54

    The newly appointed Irish president Michael D Higgins joined Enda Kenny in congratulating Rob on his success

    The Taoiseach said: “This gold medal shows his tremendous strength of character and determination to grow stronger from each near miss.”

    Sports minister Leo Varadkar said Heffernan turned in an “outstanding performance”

    "It's a huge achievement for Rob," he said.

    "After so many years competing at the very top level of international race walking, it is a just and most deserved reward for all his hard work and determination."

    At Cricket Collectables were are always endeavouring to locate the most popular sports memorabilia

    Tony Selby


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  • Rare autographs real or fake

    Posted on September 7, 2012 by Selby

    This is a preview of a draft about hand signed sports memorabilia which I am writing  in order to assist autograph collectors in deciding whether the signature is genuine or fake.

    Feel free to comment on any improvements I can make???

    AUTOGRAPHS REAL OR FAKE

    The origins of the autograph

    An autograph may be defined as “any manuscript handwritten by its author; a handwritten signature especially the signature of a famous or admired person.

    The origins of hand signed autographs can be traced back to sixth century ancient Greece however none survive from this period, in fact The earliest autograph, signature of a famous person is probably the Spanish national hero and military leader El Cid  dated 1096 three years before his death.

    .Autographs of most of the great Renaissance figures, including Leonardo da Vinci,Michelangelo, and Ariosto. Still exist however autograph material was to become more prevalent during the 18th century with examples such as George Washington president of the USA or the composer Mozart’s manuscripts.

    A signed letter is more desirable than an autograph as usually the letter contains aspects of the person’s life and work which is why they are so collectable.

    Autograph collation today

    The hobby of collecting autographs is known as philography

    A Philographist or autograph hunter may well focus in one specialised area say sports memorabilia and only collect signatures and associated paraphernalia from say, sports events,  personalities, writers, political figures, art, film, music, world leaders, space travel or conflict etc.

    Autograph collation is an ever popular and rewarding occupation for the professional and amateur alike, the objective being to aspire to obtaining complete sets from each area of their subject in the case of say cricket collectables the 1948 Ashes series, the ink autographs of both England and Australians teams on one official programme, bat or scorecard used at the event would be more desirable than a mismatch.

    Is it a genuine autograph?

    There are numerous forged autographs for sale all over the world not least on the internet and it is a case of buyer beware.

    Rare autograph collectors often request from the vendor certificates of authenticity, it stands to reason that if the seller of a forged item is offering a COA that the certificate is also worthless. It is not a good idea to rely on either guarantees or certificates.

    If a purchaser decides to accept a certificate of authenticity they should ensure that it contains full contact details, dates, venues, and verifiable reputable organisations of which the vendor is responsible to, these details should be followed up with the named organisation.

    PADA, the UACC and AFTAL publish websites from where you can check a listed dealer’s credibility.

    Ascertaining the validity of a carefully crafted fake autograph is a complex matter which is almost impossible for the amateur and the results cannot always be definitive even when a professional opinion is requested.

    One basic method used by unscrupulous vendors is the reprint. This is a photocopy of an actual autographed photo, usually printed from a home computer on to photographic copying paper, this should be declared as a reprint or as preprinted, it is not an authentic autograph and is pretty worthless, unless an existing photo has been autographed later onto the outside surface.

    More sophisticated forgers will target a certain era say 1880s they will use blank pages from books of the same period, then having researched and recreated the inks used at that time they will endeavor to create the replica autograph now using the correct materials, obviously if the copy writing is well researched and applied it is very difficult to detect by an autograph expert but not so by a forensic technician, the technician will be able to age the paper and ink and also to date the document  even when accelerated ageing has taken place.

    Collectors should be careful of rare autographs which may be found on a small piece of card when the bogus card is attached to an authentic piece of memorabilia.

    Frequently secretaries will sign autograph material on behalf of the celebrity creating what is known as a proxy signature. Fortunately it is often well publicized that this is a trait of that particular subject.

    A number of famous people including American presidents Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt have in the past convincingly rubber stamped their “signatures “the result would not be considered  a collectable.

    SEE AUTHENTICITY CHECK LIST

    View with magnifying glass X10 under direct light)

    Seek out a genuine example of the signature from internet comparison sites and use this as your datum point. The main criteria are to know what the signature looks like.

    Move the underside of your wrist or finger over the paper and expect to feel a slight irregularity when you touch the outline of the signature, examine the signature with a magnifying glass (+10) and search for any rising in the area of the signature. If you cannot determine the texture of the raised ink above surface of the paper it is likely to be a copy.

    Examine the ink pattern, look for squeezing at the edges which would indicate stamping, this is usually fairly easy to determine. A shaded purple colour ink can also indicate stamping.

    Compare the autograph with your example, turn the page at 90 degree angle and examine the autographs, then at 180 degrees, doing this  will show a different perspective of the writing comparison, anomalies will stand out and be easier to spot.

    Autographs which are mechanically created are identified by their smoothness and uniform ink deposit throughout the signature. A genuine pen hand signed autograph will show under magnification, a different diameter of stroke, the rate of the wet ink flow as the nib angles, scratch marks, clear areas within the stroke, and the continuous flow of the pen over the paper. A stop and start movement within a stroke would show a hesitant copying technique, you must see that the line flow is uninterrupted and the pen stays mainly on the paper if it is interrupted it will show in stroke breaks.

    Comparison of pen lifts which are absent from the genuine subject are a sure fire method to determine a fake, these are typical of a forgery in which the writer pauses to check his handiwork.

    Look for a lack of feathered beginning and ending strokes, a fake will tend to have blunt stops and starts.

    A lack of certainty in direction may show abrupt movements creating a kinked appearance to a line which should flow smoothly

    When a nib pen is used expect to see light hairline upstrokes and heavy shaded down stokes in a genuine signature, this will not be so noticeable if a ball point pen is used

    Consider the time factors if for example an autograph dated around 1950 is signed with a felt pen it is a fake as felt pens did not exist at this time and the autograph should be signed in ink or pencil. The Papermate flair felt tip was not manufactured until the early ‘60s, commercial ball point pens became available in 1943 and so on. Research is the key.

    Signed sports memorabilia such as a football shirt or cricket cap can be hard to assess as the ink tends to soak into the fabric giving a smudge like appearance which is difficult to validate, the only way to be sure is to be there at the signing or rely on provenance from a reputable dealer.

    If the asking price for an item of sports memorabilia is way below a realistic valuation don’t bother purchasing as it’s probably a fake.

    The more signatures there are on a piece, the more mistakes there are to spot. Compare an autograph sheet with half a dozen genuine signatures with one containing fakes and it easy to spot the real ones.

    Consider the characteristics of period the autograph purports to belong to, examine the paper used, does the magnified make up match the type used in that era. The specification of the paper may give valuable clues as to the approximate age parameters of theautograph.

    Since biblical times vellum or parchment was the type of paper in use this changed around 1850 to the use of wood, cotton or linen pulp, so if you are lucky enough to have the autograph of William Pitt (died 1806) it should be signed on vellum type of paper, Charles Dickens (died 1870) could be either or Alfred Tennyson (died 1892) most probably signed on a wood pulp type paper.

    Don’t forget that paper can be matched using cut out pages from writings of a similar time.

    Examine ink colour, does the make up under magnification match the characteristics of the period, iron gall ink was popular from about the 12th century up until new technologies made it obsolete around 1850,  this ink is bluish black, over time it fades to dull brown. It is a corrosive ink and over time can damage the paper it is used on. Since the early 1900s Indian ink (carbon) has become the popular one manufactured in a range of colours.

    Micro-spectrophotometry is a non-destructive method of analysing ink using ultraviolet of infrared light, the spectrum of the ink on the document can be compared with a range of standard inks, this can authentic the ink but not the author. However it does narrow things down and makes for a more informed decision.

    Think about how, when and why a rare autograph originated and in what numbers it is available, if the seller has a number of copies of a rare autograph you must ask yourself why?

    Never ever enter a private auction sale; always look for transparency on the internet

    Written by Selby

    http://cricketcollectables.net>

    tony@cricketcollectables.net

     

     

     


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  • Michael Phelps Olympic Memorabilia

    Posted on August 11, 2012 by Selby

    Michael Phelps Olympic Memorabilia

    What a tremendous performance by Michael Phelps!!

    Reclaiming the lead with his trademark butterfly stroke, Phelps won the 18th gold of an unparalleled career when he helped the U.S. win the 4x100-M, medley relay last Saturday night

    Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. Twenty-two medals. Eighteen of those gold. He can now retire with twice as many golds as any other Olympian

    During  London Olympics 2012  we have noticed more and more requests for information about Olympic Memorabilia.

    One of the most popular events is Swimming, Relay, Freestyle, Backstroke, and Marathon  are all great viewing and many people now require a more permanent memory of the Games, an item of Michael Phelps Olympic Memorabilia,

    Of great interest is the prolific Gold Medallist Michael Phelps. By Olympic standards he is the most successful all round contestant ever, Swimming Memorabilia recognising his remarkable achievements are always sought after by Collectors and Fans alike.

     

    A little history

    Competition Swimming can be traced in England as having taken place in the early 1800s under the auspices of the National Swimming Council.

    1894 saw the formation of the International Olympic Committee, a decision was made to include four swimming events 100m freestyle,1200m, 500m and a special 100m event for seafarers.

    Olympic Swimming Memorabilia from these early days is very rare and therefore highly collectable I do not personally have any Collectables relating to this era. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who has items in their collection. Most of the original Memorabilia from these early events are housed at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum and Aquatic complex in Fort Lauderdale.

    Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps was born in Maryland  USA  in 1985 he is the winner of 16 Olympic Medals -  6 Gold and 2 Bronze at Athens 2004 and 8 Gold whilst dominating the Beijing Olympicsin 2008. He is the winner of the most Gold Medals achieved in a single year overtaking legendary Mark Spitz’s collection of 7 won at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He has been named swimmer of the year 6 times and American swimmer of the year 8 times.

    Competing in the 2008 Olympics at the Water Cube he won his Gold in the 100m /200m Butterfly: 4x100/4x200 freestyle relay: 4x100 Medley Relay. He achieved Silver in the 200m Freestyle.

    Two years later in the Pan Pacific Championship: Gold in the 100mbutterfly, 200m butterfly, 4x100/ 4x200 freestyle relay and the 4x100 medley relay.

    Bob Bowman the Olympic Champions Coach renowned for his strong opinions is an accomplished concert pianist with a degree in phycology, his analytical approach to coaching/mentoring assisted Michael in his unprecedented Olympic record of 8 Gold in a single year.

    Bob legendary for his coaching abilities is regarded by many as the most successful coach ever. What a combination???

    USA Swimming have appointed Bob as official coach for the 2012 Olympics in London which is sure to lead to more Gold more Records and more Memorabilia.

    With the 2012 London Olympics starting in just 5 months, Bowman looks set to continue his success with Michael Phelps and other up and coming athletes.

    Swimming is something of a family event; Michael’s siblings are also Champion Swimmers.  His sister Hilary represented the University of Richmond whilst Whitney took part in the in the 1996 Olympic Swimming Trials.

    Michael actively supports charities having set up his own Michael Phelps Foundation in 2008.

     

    Michael Phelps Olympic Memorabilia would include the following Events

     Sydney Games 2000

     2001 World Aquatics Championship

    2001 World Championship in Fukuoka

    2003 World Championships Barcelona

    2004 Athens Olympics

    2004 World Championship Indianapolis

    2005 World Championships Montreal

    2007 World Championship Melbourne 

    2008 US Olympic Swimming Trials Omaha

    2008 Beijing Olympics National Aquatic Centre

    2012 London Olympics 

     

    Collectables which are sought after include:

    Presentations and Montage (very popular for Olympic Events)

    Event ticket and programmes and passes (must be official issue not reprint)

    Swimwear caps and armbands (for the serious collector)

    Signed Sports Illustrated (watch out for copy)

    Signed first day issues (signature must be onto the issue not photographed)

    Signed USA Swimming Caps (for the serious collector)

     

    Signed Posters

    Autographed Fans of the Game Cards

    .Pins and Participation Medals

    Swimming Memorabilia which I currently own includes:

    Ian James Thorpe, Adrian Moorehouse, Duncan Goodhew, Johnny Weismuller Sharron Davies and Mark Spitz, Kristin Otto.
    There are various events which I am looking to collect they include:

    Water Polo team 1924 Paris Olympics

    Michael Phelps Sidney 2000

    Mark Phelps Athens 2004

    Shane Gould Munich 1972

    Kristin Otto Seoul 1988

    Ferenc Csik Berlin 1936

    Michael Wenden Mexico 1968

    Mark Spitz Munich 1972

    Michael Phelps Olympic Memorabilia is even more popular this summer congratulations on his success in the 2012 Olympic Games.

    An article I have published on my Website is well worth the read for prospective Collectors Rare autographs real or fake, purchasing Signed Material from popular Internet auction sites is fraught with ambiguity, receiving the genuine article is not always the case, avoid disappointment.

    Good luck with collecting
    Written by Tony Selby

    Olympic memorabilia.


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  • Funding for Olympic atheletes

    Posted on August 9, 2012 by Selby

    Sir Chris Hoy has it right in warning PM DC  of the consequences of cutting financial support to athletes, this would certainly have serious reprocussions on the 2016 games in Brazil.  We can't rely on Camelot to support our top atheletes, Sir Chris chose heated hot pants which are so important in maintaning muscle temperature as an examples. British Olympic Association  has received 250m since the start of the current campaign and it seems worth every penny when you observe the tremendous uplift it has brought to so many!!!

    tony selby


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  • 800 M Freestyle

    Posted on August 4, 2012 by Selby

    Commiserations to Rebecca Adlington losing her 800m freestyle, what potential Katie Ledecky has shown with her no questions win by an astonishing 4 seconds


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  • Roger Bannister Olympics Memorabilia

    Posted on July 27, 2012 by Selby

    A sports memorabilia blog
    Roger Bannister Olympics Memorabilia
    Sir Roger Bannister (1929) is the person forever synonymous with the breaking of the famous 4 minute mile and that was achieved on a cinder track in adverse weather conditions.
    Athletics memorabilia is always in demand with particular interest in the Olympics, one special period of interest would be the 1952 Olympics, I am always interested in purchasing for example presentations, race attire, hand signed photos, programmes, tickets, medals and other Olympic paraphernalia along with sports memorabilia from athletic track and field events.
    Bannister has carried out a number of signings notably one for the Irish Milers club at the City West Hotel Dublin.

    Roger was born in England and attended Harrow the public school situated in North West London prior to Oxford University. I mention his attendance at school and college as both institutions have always held, encouraged and supported amateur athletic events. (In 1953 the Surrey school Athletic Association introduced the mile race to its programme of events).
    Although a tremendous achievement at the time and in the circumstances, the mile is nowadays occasionally run in less than 4 minutes by top track athletes. Training in the late 1940s early 1950s was considered light compared to modern day standards, and then there are all sorts of other considerations such as kit, diet, motivational aspects etc.
    Bannister’s running career began whilst at Oxford in 1946 it was there after noticeable improvements in his running times that he began to train seriously, he set his sights on the 1952 Olympic games to be held in Helsinki, Bannister now training at an international level, his times improving, his confidence heightened, although finishing in fourth place set a British record in the 1500m.
    Following his 1952 Olympics efforts, Bannister considered giving up running however fortunately instead he set himself a new goal: To beat the four minute mile. To achieve this he drew up a concerted training programme which would require all of his perseverance and concentration, fitting this in with his medical studies at St Mary’s Hospital medical school took a lot of time management and dedication.
    His first attempt at the four minute mile was at Oxford in 1953 when he was paced by the now famous track athlete Chris Chataway, who was later to establish his own career. This was the race where Bannister realised that the four minute mile was just possibly within his reach.
    Bannister was not the only athlete at this time who was attempting to break the four minute mile, American Wes Santee and Australian John Landy were both competing around the 4.02 mark, Bannister who closely followed Landy’s efforts became concerned that the athlete would succeed with each attempt and realised that he had to make his record breaking attempt soon.
    On May 6th 1954 at Oxford competing for the British Amateur Athletic Associating in front of a few thousand spectators Roger Bannister made history, in the company of Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway he broke the 4 minute barrier achieving a time of 3.59.4, at the age of 25 Bannister had made history.
    Bannister was knighted in in 1975 for his service to Sport England.
    Sports memorabilia from the 1954 event is sought after and there is only a limited amount available, I am fortunate to have several hand signed photographs of Bannister at the event along with other Olympic collectables

    Best of luck with your collecting, let me know how you get on??

    Tony Selby
    Sports memorabilia

     


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  • Pre Olympics

    Posted on July 24, 2012 by Selby

    “Wiggo le Froggy” great win and big boost at start of Olympics
    congrats to Mark Cavendish, the world’s greatest sprinter, winning the final stage on the Champs-Elysées for the fourth year in a row!!


    This post was posted in Athletics memorabilia, Olympics Memorabilia and was tagged with olympic games cycling

  • Takashi Ono Olympic Memorabilia

    Posted on February 29, 2012 by Selby





    Takashi Ono Olympic Memorabilia

    5 Gold Medals – Japanese Champion Gymnast – Olympic Collectibles from 1956 Melbourne, 1960 Rome, 1964 Tokyo are scarce and sought by Collectors.

    Takashi born in Noshiro Japan in 1931 is the holder of 5 Olympic Medals, 4 silver and 4 Bronze. His artistic Gymnastic achievements make Collectables from his historic events an important addition to any portfolio.

    Takashi was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1998.

    It is important when purchasing Gymnastic Memorabilia to select the more significant events which the Athlete competed in, a signed item is so much more collectable when directly connected to a significant event.

    Photographic presentations, event worn attire, hand signed photos are just a few of the collectables currently available.

    Events which are specifically collectable are listed below:

    Helsinki 1952: Vault 1 Bronze.

    Melbourne 1956: Horizontal bar 1 Gold: All round, Horse, team 3 silver: Bars 1 Bronze.

    Rome 1960 Horizontal bar, Vault and Team 3 Gold: All round 1 Silver: Bars, Rings 2 Bronze.

    Tokyo 1964 Team, 1 Gold.

    Collectables are in demand from the World Championships events:

    1954 Rome.

    1958 Moscow.

    1962 Prague.

    Associated Memorabilia from the World Championships, tickets, passes, badges, participation medals, handbooks, posters, competitor information, stamps and trade cards are all collectable and appreciating in value.

    Always take care when purchasing Olympic Swimming Memorabilia online as there can be so many pitfalls and it is very much a case of buyer beware, I have written an article Rare autographs real or fake which should be of interest to the reader and may well save some money on your investment.

    Now is a good time to start collecting, interest has never been greater with London Olympics later this year.

    Tony Selby

    Sports Memorabilia


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  • Johnny Weismuller Olympic Swimming Memorabilia

    Posted on February 28, 2012 by Selby

     

    Johnny Weismuller Olympic Swimming Memorabilia

    5 Olympic Gold Medals – 52 US National Championships -67 World Records, Tarzan Movie Actor,  First to swim 100m Freestyle in under a minute.

    Johnny Weissmuller Olympic Memorabilia is a must for any serious collector. A man of 2 careers Swimming Champion and Hollywood Movie star, making some 12 Tarzan films 1932 – 1948.

    The London 2012 Games are coming round fast and the interest in Olympic Memorabilia is increasing daily, now is a good time to invest in Collectables not only associated with past Champions, but by predicting future Gold Medal winners and buying while the price is right, Collectables which are obtained while the Athlete is still relatively unknown can based on future success, it may be a great investment.

    Johnny (1904 – 1984) US Freestyle swimmer and actor was born in Timisoara Hungary, brought up in Pennsylvania his family relocated to Chicago where Johnny as a youngster contracted polio, he fought the illness bravely by practicing a regime of strenuous exercises which paid off for him and he eventually recovered to become a teenage member of the Illinois Athletic Club where he was coached by William Bacharach who was spoken of at the time as the best swimming coach in America.

    I have known so many instances of youngsters contracting polio to go on to become outstanding sportsmen and women; I feel it is the intense exercising carried out to recover from the illness that in the future gives them the strength, motivation and ability to train at the top level.

    Johnny soon developed his own unique style which he put to good effect when  he entered his first competitive swimming tournament the 1921 Amateur Athletic Union Outdoor Championship, winning the 50 yard and the 220 yard Freestyle. In 1922 Johnny broke the world record for the 150m backstroke and the 300m Freestyle, previously held by Duke Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian triple Gold Champion, 1912 Stockholm, 1920 Antwerp. The Duke ironically also, on retirement from swimming, successfully pursued an acting career.

    Johnny competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris winning Gold Medals in 100m/400m freestyle, 4x200 freestyle Relay. His efforts competing as a team member of the American Water Polo team achieved a 3rd place.

    In 1927 he set 100yd freestyle record which many regard as one of his greatest achievements, Olympic Memorabilia from this event would be of particular interest

    In 1928 at the Summer Olympics in Holland he won another 2 titles in the 400m Freestyle and the 4 x200m relay.

    He was inducted into the American Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983

     

    MEDAL RECORD

    2 Gold   1924 Paris 400m freestyle, 4 x 200m freestyle, Bronze team water polo

    2 Gold   1928 Holland 100m freestyle, 4 x 200m freestyle

    Movie Memorabilia

    Movie collectable re prints from the 12 successful Tarzan productions are relatively prolific as is material from Metro Goldwyn Mayer, MGM and the Jungle Jim Columbia productions. What the collector really should be seeking is authentic original material as listed below:

    Costumes, costume sketches, movie posters, props, wardrobe, scripts, postcards, theatre programmes, periodicals, magazines, original photos and stills, film company press books complete with images, credits, bio, plot info, original photos, autographs etc.

    Olympic Swimming Memorabila.

    Johnny Weissmuller authentic Collectables are rare and I would be interested in all items, though specifically from any of the following events:

    1922, 100 yds. freestyle at the Alameda pool California,

    1924 Paris Summer Olympics.

    1927 the 51 sec 100 yd. freestyle record at the University of Michigan Union Pool.

    1928 Netherlands Olympics.

    Collectable items that would interest me include: Committee reports, commemorative plaques and medals, posters, badges, press admittance, booklet rules and regulations lapel pins and original photographs/autographs.

    Collecting Olympic Memorabilia can be great fun and rewarding as either a hobby or small business

    Good luck with your collecting

    Let me know how you get on?

    Tony Selby

    Sports Memorabilia


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  • Tatyana Chernovo Olympic Memorabilia

    Posted on February 23, 2012 by Selby

     



    Tatyana Chernovo Olympic Memorabilia

    Gold Medallist, World Champion Heptathlete, the one to beat at the London Olympics 2012.

    Tatyana Chernova Olympic Memorabilia which is linked to her stunning performances is becoming scarce as her popularity increases.

    Tatyana is the currently the best Heptathlete in the world since she defeated Jessica Ennis to win Gold  at the World Championships in Daegu on August 30 2011, Jessica put up a personal best in the 800m but unfortunately having fallen 7m short in the Javelin the distance required was too much to make up.

    Tatyana born in 1988 in Krasnodar, Russia, at 6’2”tall she excels in the Javelin, throw, long jump and the 800m, Athletics runs in the family as her Father was a Decathlete and her Mother competed in the Relay team winning Gold in the 4x400m at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

     Her first competitive foray was in 2005 when she won Gold in the World Youth Championships at the Stade Sidi Youssef Ben Ali, Marrakesh with Yana Panteleyeva taking Silver.

    In 2006 Tatyana won Gold in the World Junior Championships, Beijing.

    In 2007 Tatyana competed at her Senior International debut, the World Championships in Athletics held at the Nagai Stadium in Osaka, she suffered injury on the first day and retired. Carolina Kluft (Sweden) took Gold in the Heptathlon.

    In 2008 Tatyana competed in the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia and was placed 7th in the Pentathlon, later that year she achieved a personal best score of 6618, finishing 1st at the Hypo - Meeting in Austria. She followed with a Bronze Medal in the Women’s Heptathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing when she was 20 years old.

    Tatyana failed to improve her points score in the following year placed 8th in the 2009 World Championships in Athletics (Berlin).

    In 2010 Tatyana won a Bronze in the Pentathlon competing in the World Indoor Championships at the Aspire Dome in Qatar. Later that year she was to finish 4th at the European Championships, Heptathlon in Barcelona.

    Tatyana list of Major achievements:

    Bronze 2008 Olympic Games Beijing, Heptathlon

    Gold     2011 World Championships, Daegu, Heptathlon

    Bronze 2010 World Indoor Championships Quatar Pentathlon

    There is currently so much anticipation about the forthcoming London Olympics. Tatyana Chernovo Olympic Memorabilia is sure to be at a premium, any of her previous events are in demand especially related to the Gold achieved in Daegu. Beijing 2006 and 2005 Morocco personally appeal to me as often memorable events early in an Athletes career are a serious collector’s preference.

    Olympic Memorabilia currently available includes event tickets, signed presentations (so much more prevalent these days) montages, signed programmes and periodicals. If Tatyana wins Gold this summer these items are sure to feature high on the Collectors list.

    Tony Selby

    Olympic Memorabilia


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