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.
Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals.
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|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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