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    My Great Aunt Babe and the Javelin at 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. She wins the Gold Medal

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    • Chrissie T

      "Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

    • Ileen Rourke

      A FEARLESS athlete, Babe Didrikson set more sports records than any athlete in her time-male or female! During the '30s, '40s, & '50s, she was a star player in basketball, track & field, golf, and was the first female athlete ever to earn more than 6 figures a year!

    • Teresa Fleming

      Babe Didrikson (later Babe Didrikson Zaharias) is commonly known as one of the best female athletes of the 20th century. From a young age she excelled in athletics and proved that girls could also be accomplished athletes. At the 1932 Games in Los Angeles, Didrikson won gold in the 80-meter hurdles and the javelin throw, and took silver in the long jump.

    • Jessica Haile Bagge

      Babe Didrikson Zaharias is the greatest female athlete of all time thanks to her versatility. #sisterheroes and @oiselle

    • Kenneth

      "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias set world records in the javelin and hurdles at the 1932 Summer Olympics

    • Christie Mount

      America's women athlete of her time (perhaps of all time) took the gold in the javelin and the hurdles at the 1932 L.A. Olympics and lost the high jump only because the judges didn't like her unorthodox style. Babe Didrickson also starred in hoops and baseball before focusing on golf in 1934. She won 50-plus titles, including a third US Women's Open at 40 despite recent cancer surgery. Babe died 26 months later, in 1956.

    • Rita Doering

      Babe Didrikson Zaharias is the greatest female athlete of all time thanks to her versatility.

    • Rita Doering

      Babe Didrikson Zaharias at the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1932. In an unorthodox combination of events to medal in, she took gold in the 80-meter hurdles and the javelin, also bringing home silver in the high jump. She shattered stereotypes of women in sports & has since been named the second-greatest female athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated. Her performance may have ended up even higher on this list had women been allowed to compete in more than 3 Olympic events at the time.

    • Andrey Levkiv

      1932 - Babe Didrikson Javelin Event, Track and Field, Los Angeles Olympics Games

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