A to Z of American Women in Sports (A to Z of Women) by Paula Edelson

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The accomplishments of girls within the activities are inspirational and noteworthy. From the ladies who first broke via gender obstacles to the ladies who've benefited from their predecessors ground-breaking decision

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When she was 12, she became interested in speed skating, and decided to train for what appeared to be a long shot: competing in the 1972 Olympic Games. S. Olympic team and traveled to Japan to compete. Carpenter finished a respectable seventh in the 1,500-meter race and 35 CAULKINS, TRACY was expected to win a medal at the 1976 games. Unfortunately, she suffered a serious ankle injury weeks before the Olympics and had to give up speed skating. Later that year, Carpenter’s brother suggested that she take up cycling.

Althea Louise Brough was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 11, 1923. When she was four her parents separated, and her mother, Althea, moved with Louise and her brother J. P. to Beverly Hills, California. Althea Brough was a strong-willed woman with definite ideas for her children. Although she was not interested in sports herself, she thought it was important that both her daughter—whom she had named after herself and 28 her sister Louise—and her son learn to participate and compete. Louise did not oppose her mother’s desire; she was an enthusiastic athlete from an early age.

Within several months, Brough was one of his best players. During Brough’s training she was driven not only by Skeen, but by her mother, who became a dedicated, and often emotional, observer. Althea was thrilled when Louise, who began competing at the age of 15, would win a match, but she would often despair deeply when her daughter lost. Her mother’s reactions put a great deal of additional pressure on Louise. Although there were times when Althea’s emotions angered her, on the whole Louise was able to cope with her mother’s intensity; she had a great deal of her own as well.

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