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An Illustrated History of Discus

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Women join Olympics
An Illustrated History of Discus

Lillian Copeland

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When women entered Olympic track and field competition in 1928, discus was their lone throwing event. American Lillian Copeland, shown above in an illustration depicting her gold medal-winning performance, earned a silver medal in 1928 before striking gold in 1932.

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