Tuesday, August 23, 2011

On August 23

On this day in ...
... 1911 (100 years ago today), Elizabeth Robinson (right) was born. (photo credit) She would win 3 Olympic medals -- a gold in the 100-meter race and a silver in the 4x100 meters relay at the 1928 Amsterdam Games, as well as a gold in the 4 x 100 at the 1936 Berlin Games. The 1st medal, earned the 4th time that she'd ever run that distance, constituted the 1st woman to win an Olympic medal in the 100-meter race. She retired from competition after Berlin, but kept her hand in athletics as an official. She died in May 1999.

(Prior August 23 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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