I was running to catch a train when one of my teachers saw me. He thought I was fast, time me, and later gave me my first instructions in sprinting. I happened to be at the right place at the right time.
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I can remember standing in the middle of the field after the race and seeing the American flag raised and hearing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ and all the people singing it. Then I walked off the field and just kind of enjoyed the feeling.
|Birth:||23rd August, 1911|
|Death:||18th May, 1999|
Elizabeth R. Schwartz was born in Riverdale, Illinois, USA. She was an American athlete and winner of the first Olympic 100 m for women. She was only 16 years old when she ran a world-record time of 12.2 seconds and won the 100-meter at the Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games, the first Olympiad in which women were allowed to compete in track and field. She also won a silver medal in the 4x100-meter. In Berlin in 1936, Robinson competed on the relay for her second gold medal.
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