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31/07/1932 Babe Didrikson win the gold medal at the LA Olympics

Babe Didrikson, arguably the greatest woman athlete of the 20th century, won the gold medal in the javelin in 143 feet 4 inches at the Los Angeles Olympics. She also won gold in the 80-meter hurdles and the high jump, but that medal was later reduced to silver because she used a then-illegal "western roll" across the bar.

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