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    Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias - Greatest U.S. Summer Olympians - Photos - SI.com

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    My Great Aunt Babe Didrikson winning the hurdles in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics

  • Debbie L. Young
    Debbie L. Young • 1 year ago

    Babe Didrikson was one of the few people I most admired in the world. I truly think she was an awesome and wonderful person and a person to be admired. We lost an American icon much too early when she passed. I only hope that when it's my turn to go to Heaven, I will finally be able to meet this remarkable woman that I have admired for so much of my life. Thank you for all of these remarkable postings and information. I love them!

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