ELECTED MEMBERS
   
Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted
FANNY "BOBBIE" ROSENFELD

Sport: Track and Field
Inducted: 1982
Country: Canada
Born: December 28, 1903 in Katrinaslov, Russia
(now Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine)
Died: December 1969

In 1950, Bobbie Rosenfeld was named Canada’s Female Athlete of the Half-Century by the sportswriters of Canada.

At the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, the first in which women athletes participated, Rosenfeld won a gold medal as lead-off leg of the 4x100-Meters Relay Team that set a World record (:48.4). She also won a silver medal in the 100-Meter sprint.

In 1922, while excelling in basketball, softball, tennis, and ice hockey, Rosenfeld decided to devote herself to track and field. Three years later, she equaled the World record of :11.0 in the
100-Yard Dash.

During her extraordinary career, Rosenfeld held a variety of Canadian records in the Standing Long Jump, the Running Long Jump, the 8-Pound Shotput, the Discus, and the Javelin. In 1924,
even though she was devoting herself to track and field, she won the Toronto Ladies Grass Court Tennis Championship.

Rosenfeld was elected to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1949. In 1996, to commemorate the Centennial Olympic Games, the Canadian Postal Service issued a set of stamps featuring five of the country’s greatest gold medalists. The collectors’ set included
Fanny Rosenfeld.

 
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