Early Women Olympians

Jane Ahrens

4.5 Stars

October 22, 2017

Readers of "Unbroken" and "Boys in the Boat" will enjoy this book about the inclusion of women in the Olympic games in 1928. Betty Robinson was the first women to win a gold medal in the 100 meter race. Her life took an unexpected turn when preparing for the 1932 Olympics, she was injured in a plane crash. Her hopes were dashed to compete in those Olympics, but she made an amazing comeback to compete in the 1936 games in Berlin.


Along with Betty, other women in those early Olympics were featured. Some of those Olympians included Babe Didrikson, Stella Walsh, and Helen Stephens. All competed in the Track and Field events.


This was an interesting look at the 1920's and 1930's and the women who paved the way for women athletes to be included in the Olympic games.


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.