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Robinson, Elizabeth (Betty Robinson Schwartz)

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Athlete, Track and Field Athlete


1911 - Elizabeth Robinson, born on the 23rd of August in Riverdale, Illinois. She was an American athlete, winner of the first Olympic 100 m for women.

1927 - She ran her first 100 m race on March, aged 16. She finished second only to the American record holder. At her next race, she equalled the world record, though her time was not recognised.

1931 - She was involved in a plane crash, and was severely injured.

1936 - Was a part of the US relay team at the Summer Olympics.

1999 - Died aged 87, suffering from cancer and Alzheimer's disease on the 18th of May.


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