The Anonymous Widower

Dorothy Tyler Starts the London Marathon

Dorothy Tyler is to start the London Marathon.  She is 92, and the only female athlete to win an Olympic medal before and after the Second World War, as she won silver medals in the high jump in Berlin in 1936 and London in 1948.

The 1936 contest was surrounded by Nazi chicanery. It’s all detailed here. Hitler was really pleased that the event was won by the Hungarian,Ibolya Csak, who just happened to be Jewish. The Germans plan of getting a man to enter, spectacularly backfired, when Dora Ratjen came fourth.

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April 22, 2012 - Posted by | News, Sport | ,

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