She overcame polio and debilitating sickness as a child to become the first American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics. Her record-breaking achievements even earned her the monicker of the “fastest woman in the world.” How’d she do it?
the NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in the US to pay its players (even the CWHL is still unpaid), starting at a $10,000 minimum. now in its second season, the salary had to be reduced to $5,000 minimum in order to sustain the league.
please don’t let this league die. women’s sports is finally starting to take hold, and it’s up to the fans to keep it going
Rūta Meilutytė (b. 1997) is a professional
swimmer from Lithuania. She is currently the world record holder in three
events: 50-meter and 100-meter breaststroke (long course) and 100-meter
breaststroke (short course).
She has set several
national and European records, breaking even her own. By the age of 15 she had
broken 11 Lithuanian records in women’s swimming. At the same age she won a
gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the youngest athlete from her
country to do so.
Althea Gibson, U.S. and Wimbledon tennis champion, gives some pointers on the game which has brought her international fame. Some 500 students attended the tennis clinic yesterday at Midwood HS, directed by Murray Eisenstadt, varsity coach / / World Telegram & Sun photo by Ed. Ford.