A Little Roundup
June 26 marks Mildred "Babe" Didrikson's birthday in 1911. Before (super)starring as a golfer who dabbled in baseball and basketball, Didrikson was an Olympian. At Los Angeles 1932, she won both the javelin and 8- meter hurdles, and finished second in the high jump. To this day, she is the only track and field athlete to medal in individual throwing, running, and jumping events. Indeed a legacy!
Congratulations to Australia and New Zealand, who won an expected awarding of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023. It will be the first Women's World Cup to be hosted by two separate confederations, the first one in the southern hemisphere, and the first to feature 32 teams in the approved expanded format.
Above: Athens' Kallimarmaro, the site of the 1896 Summer Olympics
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Me at Rio 2016's Barra Olympic Park
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