Mae Faggs

Heriwentha “Mae” Faggs rigid (* 10. April 1932 in Mays Landing, new jersey27. January 2000) was an US-American light athlete and Olympiasiegerin.

The extraordinary athlete the threshing floor lake State University participated itself already 1948 in the Olympiad, could not however in the 200-Meter-Lauf not qualify for the final. With the Pan American Games 1955 won it gold in 4 x 100-Meter-Staffellauf and silver in the 200-Meter-Lauf. Further it won 11 national titles, 6 of it with resounding championships. She was the first US-American light athlete, who participated in three Olympiads.

With the XV. Olympic summer games 1952 in Helsinki it won the crew gold medal in 4 x 100-Meter-Staffellauf as well as their team colleagues the Barbara Jones, Janet Moreau and Catherine Hardy, before the team from Germany (silver) and the team from Great Britain (bronze). With the XVI. Olympic summer games 1956 in Melbourne it won the crew bronze medal again in 4 x 100-Meter-Staffellauf, together with its team colleagues Margaret Matthews, Wilma Rudolph and Isabelle Daniels, behind the team from Australia (gold) and the team from Great Britain (silver).


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