EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from Amsterdam during the 1928 Olympics on July 31, the day of the women's 100-meter dash, when Elizabeth Robinson of the United States became the first female athlete to win a gold medal in any Summer Games track event. The story, a look at all of that day's track highlights, is reprinted here as it ran in The Evansville (Indiana) Courier & Press, using the contemporary style terminology and including any published errors.
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