Wednesday, November 25, 2009

95-year-old German high jumper honoured

95-year-old German high jumper honouredOn June 30th, 1936, the German high jumper Gretel Bergmann matched a German high jump record of 5ft 3in (1.60 metres). Two weeks later, however, her feat was erased from the record books and she was banned from the 1936 Berlin Olympics by the Nazis because she was Jewish. She emigrated to the US and changed her name to Margaret Lambert.Yesterday, however,


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