Jewish Women in the Olympics - Bobbie Rosenfeld
As part of JWA's goal of documenting the lives and accomplishments of North American Jewish women we have featured runner Bobbie Rosenfeld as a Woman of Valor. Gold and Silver medallist Rosenfeld was one of Canada's most outstanding athletes. A celebrated track and field star, she excelled at virtually every sport from tennis to softball to ice hockey. With almost no formal coaching, Rosenfeld shattered national records and starred at the 1928 Olympics, the first year women were allowed to compete in track and field events. As a legendary talent and later as a sports columnist, she helped smash traditional barriers to women's participation in athletics.