Betty Robinson, the athlete who returned from the dead
Betty Robinson made history by becoming the first woman who won a gold medal in athletics at the Olympics. It was in 1928 in Amsterdam. Later he was presumed dead after a plane crash, but after months in a coma woke up and aim to join the American team of the Berlin Olympics of 1936 was drawn.
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Elizabeth Robinson, better known as Betty Robinson, has gone down in history of the Olympic Games as the first woman to earn a gold in athletics.
First woman to take a gold in athletics at the Olympics, his story is not without its drama and heroism. Equipped with an immeasurable talent, a fatal accident away from the elite, and almost of life, and forced…show more content… The year was 1931 and Betty preparing the Games the following year when a plane crash nearly cost him his life.
In 1931 he suffered a plane crash that caused heavy injuries. She was found by a man after the accident he believed was dead and stuffed in the trunk of his car and took her to the undertaker for the bury, thank God the undertaker realized she was still alive and was taken to hospital, where He stayed seven months in a coma. He spent a year and five months later and woke up unable to walk.
The impact caused serious injuries and left sequelae, reaching doctors say that could never compete again. A broken knee and hip, broken left arm in two parts and a deep cut on his forehead, which almost cost him lose sight, were the consequences of that terrible accident.
Doctors predicted that not only could not compete again, but not even walk again. Because of this he could not participate in the 1932 Summer Olympics, held in his country.
However, willpower, sacrifice and perseverance in their recovery exercises, allowed back again to conquer a new athletics and gold medal at the 1936 Games in Berlin as part of the 4x100 relay team