BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS:All-Around Athlete.
In 1932 a Texas tornado roared into the World Olympic stadium at Los Angeles. Babe Didrikson had already made a name for herself as an American All-Star basketball player. The media was still buzzing with her feat of winning 5 out of 8 events as a one-woman track and field team at the National Championships. At the 10th Olympiad, she went on to win 2 gold medals and a silver, setting records still admired today. Excelling in almost every sport she attempted, she is best known for co-founding the Ladies Professional Golfing Association, becoming in the process, a golfing sensation, - one year, winning 17 championships in a row. In 2000 she was honored, posthumously, with the world title "Greatest Female Athlete of the Century".
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Didrikson Zaharias All-Around Athlete
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