Francina Blankers-Koen Won Four Gold Medals at Olympics

Female track and field athlete, Francina Blankers-Koen of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England. She won the 100-meter, 200-meter sprints, the 80-meter hurdles, and shared a gold medal as the anchor of the Dutch team in the 100-meter relay. She was also the first mother to win Olympic gold.

Date:
      1948
Name(s):
      Francina Blankers-Koen
Occupation:
      athlete
Location:
      London, England

Additional Information:

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