AKA Stanislawa Walasiewicz
Birthplace: Wierchownen, Poland
Location of death: Cleveland, OH
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Track and Field
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Olympic sprinter found to be actually male
Thought to be female, won a gold medal for the 100 meter dash in the 1932 Olympics. An autopsy performed in 1980 revealed male sex organs, but deformed chromosomes. Killed during a robbery attempt by a stray bullet.
Husband: Neil Olson (m. 1947)
Olympic Gold Medal 100 meter dash (1932)
Naturalized US Citizen
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