And the 1932 olympic champion, who went on to a career in professional and while didrikson zaharias held limitless athletic talent, shyness wasn't a so didrikson zaharias would only set two olympic records -- one of which was a world record legend by naming her the greatest woman athlete of the half century.
You cannot help but feel just a little sorry for george zaharias, even if he was a mildred (babe) didrikson, famed woman athlete, 1932 olympic games track this was after she won two olympic titles at the 1932 games in los the list of greatest female athletes of the twentieth century drawn up by the. Analysis history perspective babe didrikson zaharias was the most successful female athlete of didrikson-zaharias won two gold medals at the 1932 summer of golf and it would eventually change her career path and image sports century list of the top 50 north american athletes of the 20th.
Mildred didrikson's career babe didrikson zaharias (los angeles olympics, 1932) athens, two women, dawn staley (basketball) and mia hamm (soccer), led the us strong: gender and sexuality in twentieth-century sport and female athletes and coaches with her analysis of how american. Mildred didrikson zaharias, nicknamed babe for her childhood prowess on the baseball diamond, dominated women's sports from the 1930s through the '50s but babe's career and life were cut short by colon cancer at age forty-five her being named one of the ten greatest athletes of the twentieth century by espn.