You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Olympics

Paula Sinclair on Bobbie Rosenfeld

This Week in History: On July 31, 1928, Canadian athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld won a silver medal for the 100-meter race at the Olympics. Paula Sinclair discusses the incredible range and determination of this revolutionary athlete.

Rights
Creative Commons (attribution)

This Week in History: On July 31, 1928, Canadian athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld won a silver medal for the 100-meter race at the Olympics. Paula Sinclair discusses the incredible range and determination of this revolutionary athlete.

Deena Kastor, 2007

450px-deena_kastor_at_the_2007_boston_marathon.jpg

Deena Kastor at the 2007 Boston Marathon.

Image courtesy of Ambibro via Wikimedia Commons.

Rights
Creative Commons (attribution non-commercial share alike)

Deena Kastor at the 2007 Boston Marathon.

Image courtesy of Ambibro via Wikimedia Commons.

Related content:

Sada Jacobson

sada-jacobson-225x300.jpg
Sada Jacobson.
Courtesy of Fencing.net
Rights
Creative Commons (attribution non-commercial share alike)

Sada Jacobson.

Courtesy of Fencing.net

Related content:

Sarah Hughes, Cropped

sarah_hughes_cropped.jpg
Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.
Courtesy of Vesperholly via Wikimedia Commons
Rights
Creative Commons (attribution non-commercial share alike)

Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.

Courtesy of Vesperholly via Wikimedia Commons

Sarah Hughes

sarah_hughes.jpg
Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.
Courtesy of Vesperholly via Wikimedia Commons
Rights
Creative Commons (attribution non-commercial share alike)

Sarah Hughes at the Grand Prix Final in Ontario, 2001.

Courtesy of Vesperholly via Wikimedia Commons

Related content:

Julie Heldman and Teammates with the Federations Cup, 1966

usa_fed_cup_1966_turin.jpg
From left to right: the United States national team tenniswomen Carole Caldwell Graebner, Julie Heldman and Billie Jean King in Turin, Italy, holding the Federations Cup in 1966.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Rights
Public Domain

From left to right: the United States national team tenniswomen Carole Caldwell Graebner, Julie Heldman and Billie Jean King in Turin, Italy, holding the Federations Cup in 1966.

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Related content:

Yael Arad

Yael Arad celebrated an unprecedented victory in 1992 when she won the Olympic silver medal for judo, making her the first Israeli Olympic medalist for any sport.

Loren Galler-Rabinowitz

A champion in two very different fields, Loren Galler-Rabinowitz took home the bronze medal for ice dancing in 2004, then competed in the 2011 Miss America Pageant as Miss Massachusetts.

Emily Jacobson

Emily Jacobson, raised by a family of fencers, reached the pinnacle of her career when she competed in the 2004 Olympics, which was the first time women were allowed to compete as sabre fencers.

Sada Jacobson

Sada Jacobson won the bronze medal for sabre fencing at the 2004 Olympics (the first Olympics where women were allowed to compete in sabre), then did one better in 2008, bringing home both a silver and another bronze medal.

Pages

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Olympics." (Viewed on February 14, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/olympics>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Discover Education Programs

Join our growing community of educators.

view programs