1948 London Olympics: Caption in Life read – “Hurdles champion Fanny Blankers-Ko…


1948 London Olympics: Caption in Life read – “Hurdles champion Fanny Blankers-Koen (right) of Holland skims over last barrier in the 80-meter race inches ahead of Great Britain's Maureen Gardner. Mrs. Blankers-Koen, 30-year-old mother of two children who cooks, knits, darns socks and does her training in between, also won the women's 100-meter and 200-meter sprints and picked up a fourth medal by running on a victorious relay team.” Photos From LIFE Magazine – LIFE



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