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1930s & Earlier / Stella Walsh and Helen Stephens
About four years ago I made a post about the gender controversy surrounding Stella Walsh, a Polish-born sprinter who competed at both the 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics. Only after 'her' 1980 death was it discovered that Walsh was actually a male. Walsh's great rival at the 1936 Berlin Games was American Helen Stephens (shown on the left in this photo). Stephens passed her gender test and won the gold medal in the women's 100 meters.






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Posted By: Lava1964
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When?: 15th May 2012
Tags: gender  controversy  Helen  Stephens  Stella  Walsh 
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