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The first woman who participated in olympics

Asked by shefeeq kp, 10 Dec '09 08:27 pm
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The first Olympic event participated in by women was Ladies Singles Tennis. The gold medal was won by Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain at the 1900 Games in Paris.
Answered by jakir hussain, 10 Dec '09 08:38 pm

 
  
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The first female Olympic champion was a Spartan princess called Kynisca, in 392 BC. She was also the first woman to become a champion horse trainer when her horses and chariot competed and won in the Ancient Olympic Games.
Women had their own athletic games of Hera from about 1000 BC.
In the first modern Olympics of 1896, women were not allowed to compete, but there was an unofficial competitor in the marathon, a poor Greek woman who became known as 'Melpomene'. Melpomenes real name was Stamati Revithi. She was not allowed to compete in the mens race, but ran by herself the next day. The final lap was completed outside the stadium as she was refused entry to the stadium. After her marathon run, athletics officials couldnt remember her name so they labelled her 'Melpomene', who is the Greek muse of Tragedy. Looking at Stamata Revithi, they could see only tragedy, not her extraordinary feat.
Ballooning, croquet and golf (1900) were once Olympic events in which women competed. 1900 ...more
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 10 Dec '09 08:36 pm

 
  
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