Wednesday, 7 September 2011

High Jump Heroine

With the Olympics looming ever nearer, here's a reminder of more innocent times - a picture of housewife high jumper Dorothy Tyler training for the 1948 event, at which she won her second Olympic silver medal. There's a fine profile of this redoubtable woman here, which is worth reading to the end. And note, the 1948 London Olympics turned a profit! Dorothy Tyler is still alive - has she been invited to the 2012 event? Perhaps she's booked a cruise...

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