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Betty Robinson: The Face of Chicago Women’s Track and Field; Essay By Robert Pruter

Betty Robinson became one of the famous athletes, male or female, to come out of Chicago between the wars, by virtue of her becoming America’s and the world’s first Olympic female gold medal winner in track and field, cementing her legacy to this day. Continue reading

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Annette Rogers: The Overlooked Chicago Olympian; Essay by Robert Pruter

Annette Rogers, a world class jumper and sprinter, won two gold medals in the Olympic Games, in 1932 and 1936, each time as a member of the winning United States 400-meter relay team, but has never achieved the renowned she warranted. Continue reading

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