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  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    The legend of Babe Didrikson

    Between 31 July and 7 August 1932, multi-talented champion Mildred “Babe” Didrikson won three medals and set three records at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles: gold in the javelin throw and the 80m hurdles, and silver in the high jump despite having tied for first place with a leap of 1.65m, after being deemed to have used an invalid technique. This unprecedented Olympic medal haul has never been repeated, and Didrikson’s performances at the Games preceded an extraordinary amateur then professional golf career.
    04 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1932, Athletics, Golf, United States of America
  • News | London 1948

    Snapped: the day Fanny Blankers-Koen ripped up the rulebook

    In August 1948, the 30-year-old Fanny Blankers-Koen won an astonishing 11 races in eight days as she claimed four gold medals at the London Olympic Games and changed the perception of women’s sport forever. It is little wonder world-renowned Dutch athletics coach Charles Van Commenee labels his compatriot as the “greatest sports person we have ever produced as a nation”.
    14 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, London 1948, BLANKERS-KOEN, Fanny, Netherlands
  • 1948 BLANKERS KOEN

    1948 BLANKERS KOEN

    6 AUG 1948: OLYMPIC GAMES. FANNY BLANKERS KOEN SEEN LEAVING THE TRACK AFTER WINNING HER THIRD GOLD MEDAL IN THE 200M. SHE HAD PREVIOUSLY WON THE 100M AND THE 80M HURDLES. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive
    Thursday, August 5, 1948 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Antyukh triumphs in 400m hurdles - full replay | Video

    Antyukh triumphs in 400m hurdles - full replay

    London 2012 - Natalya Antyukh recorded a 400m hurdles personal best of 52.70 to finish just 0.06 outside the Olympic record held by 2008 champion Melaine Walker, with USA's Lashinda Demus setting a season's best of 52.77 to take silver. Watch the final in full.
  • 100m hurdles joy for Sally Pearson of Australia | Video

    100m hurdles joy for Sally Pearson of Australia

    London 2012 - Sally Pearson delivers Australia's first Athletics gold medal of London 2012 with a dramatic victory in the 100m Hurdles. Watch the full replay.
  • Sanchez takes back 400m hurdles crown - full replay | Video

    Sanchez takes back 400m hurdles crown - full replay

    London 2012 - Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic recaptures the 400m hurdles title at the ripe age of 34 - eight years after he first won gold in the event. Watch his astonishing achievement in full.
  • Laura Valette Women's 100m Hurdles Gold - Highlights | Day 7 | Video

    Laura Valette Women's 100m Hurdles Gold - Highlights | Day 7

    Highlights from Day 7 at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the final of the Women's 100m Hurdles Athletics event.Medals: Gold - Laura Valette (FRA)Silver - Elvira Herman (BLR)Bronze - Chloe Beaucarne (BEL)
  • Los Angeles 1984 Athletics women 400m hurdles | Video

    Los Angeles 1984 Athletics women 400m hurdles

    The 400m hurdles for women made its Olympic debut at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. In the final, El Moutawakel led from start to finish and improved her personal best by 0.76 seconds. El Moutawakel’s achievement made her the first woman from an Islamic nation to win an Olympic medal and the first Moroccan athlete of either sex to win a gold medal. In 1998, El Moutawakel was chosen to be a member of the IOC.
  • Felix Sanchez Flows Over the Hurdles to Win Gold | Video

    Felix Sanchez Flows Over the Hurdles to Win Gold

    Flowing over the hurdles, Felix Sanchez achieves his golden goal, winning the first 400m hurdles gold medal for Dominican Republic. Sanchez crosses the line in just 47.63, less than a second ahead of Danny McFarlane of Jamaica. Naman Keita claims the bronze medal in 48.26 seconds. Athletics 400m Hurdles Men's Final - Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics - Felix Sanchez (DOM), Danny McFarlane (JAM), Naman Keita (FRA)
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