Betty Robinson

1911 - 1999

Betty Robinson

Elizabeth R. Schwartz (née Robinson; August 23, 1911 – May 18, 1999) was an American athlete and winner of the first Olympic 100 m for women.Robinson was born in Riverdale, Illinois, and was a student at Thornton Township High School when she achieved national acclaim as an Olympic champion. Robinson ran her first official race on March 30, 1928, at the age of 16, an indoor meet where she finished second to Helen Filkey in the 60-yard dash. At her next race, outdoors at 100 meters, she equalled the world record, though her time was not recognized because it was deemed wind-aided.At the Amsterdam Olympics, her third 100 m competition, Robinson reached the final and won, equalling the world record. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betty Robinson has received more than 204,665 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 68th most popular athlete.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.25

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Among athletes, Betty Robinson ranks 71 out of 2,090Before her are Thomas Curtis, Kinue Hitomi, Joseph Guillemot, John Flanagan, Gaston Reiff, and Eddie Eagan. After her are Dora Ratjen, Matti Järvinen, Peter Norman, Albin Stenroos, Ken Matthews, and Viktor Saneyev.

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Among people born in 1911, Betty Robinson ranks 97Before her are Joe Rosenthal, Thanom Kittikachorn, Simone Simon, Alfredo Foni, Nikolai Kuznetsov, and Koçi Xoxe. After her are Annie M. G. Schmidt, José María Arguedas, Hans von Ohain, Zenkō Suzuki, Joseph Luns, and Franz Binder. Among people deceased in 1999, Betty Robinson ranks 80Before her are Phaedon Gizikis, Brion James, Saul Steinberg, Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, Michel Petrucciani, and Moondog. After her are Aldo van Eyck, Curtis Mayfield, Lajos Tichy, Morris West, George Mosse, and Nise da Silveira.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betty Robinson ranks 2,529 out of 12,171Before her are Eddie Eagan (1897), Moondog (1916), Donald Davidson (1917), Jimmy Smith (1925), Dusty Hill (1949), and Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979). After her are Captain Beefheart (1941), Taylor Swift (1989), Peter Graves (1926), Richard Thorpe (1896), Phil Jackson (1945), and Edwin H. Land (1909).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Betty Robinson ranks 24Before her are Archie Hahn (1880), Irving Baxter (1876), Don Bragg (1935), Wilma Rudolph (1940), Thomas Curtis (1873), and Eddie Eagan (1897). After her are Ralph Craig (1889), Jim Thorpe (1887), Parry O'Brien (1932), William Hoyt (1875), Carlos Lopes (1947), and Jim Hines (1946).