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September 13th, 2018, 06:56 AM
Fanny Blankers-Koen probably didn't mind that the press nicknamed her "The Flying Housewife" back in 1948. She was too busy "flying" past her competition at the Summer Olympics in London.

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The 30-year-old mother of two then pregnant with her third child became the first female athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympics. She did so in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, the 80-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay.

Audrey "Mickey" Patterson, the first African-American woman to win an Olympic medal, took bronze in the 200-meter dash.