John Simkin Posted June 26, 2004 Share Posted June 26, 2004 In the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Stanislawa Walasiewicz won the 100m in 11.9. In 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Walasiewicz could only finish second to Helen Stephens from the United States. Stephens, who had been unbeaten in all her races at 100m, broke the world record in the time of 11.5. After the race Walasiewicz told a Polish journalist that she suspected that Stephens was really a man. When this news was published German officials arranged for Stephens to undergo a medical examination. They then announced that Helen Stephens was definitely a woman. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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