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Statistics & Facts
Statistics & Facts
The Wyoming state capital is Cheyenne.
The population of Afton is approximately 1,394 (1990), 1911 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 573 (1990), 703 (2010).
The amount of land area in Afton is 2.513 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Afton to Washington DC is 1880 miles.
The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 343 miles. (as the crow flies)
Afton is positioned 42.72 degrees north of the equator and 110.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Afton Historical Events 2000, September
Olympic Gold for Rulon Gardner
For those of you who weren't aware, Rulon Gardner, a "local-boy" LDS
farmer from Afton, Wyoming had a wrestling match down in Sydney last night for
the heavyweight Olympic Wrestling Gold Medal. He was a student and did his
wrestling at Ricks College in Rexburg Idaho. He went up against the "undefeatable Aleksandr Karelin".
For those of you who aren't familiar with Karelin:
Aleksandr Karelin is the reigning Greco-Roman wrestling world champion, in the heavyweight division.
In his three Olympic medal attempts, Aleksandr Karelin has brought the gold medal to Russia three times.
Aleksandr Karelin has not lost a match in 12 years.
Aleksandr Karelin has not been scored upon since 1993.
Physically, Aleksandr Karelin is among the most intimidating sights in all of sports:
He stands 6'-4"
He weighs approximately 300 lbs
He "exudes pure strength."
Rulon Gardner was the extreme underdog in this match.
However, Rulon beat Aleksandr Karelin yesterday (final score: 1-0), and took home the gold for the United States!
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