Missy Franklin, the 18-year-old incoming Cal freshman, won her fourth gold medal of the world swimming championships with a strong anchor leg for the United States in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay Thursday.
Missy Franklin gave up her bid for eight gold medals — and it sure paid off. The incoming Cal freshman is now 3 for 3 at the world swimming championships.
As we celebrate these women’s victories we must remember that Title IX created the opportunities for women to succeed in sports. When progressives push for public policy changes, that is what we seek: not guaranteed outcomes but guaranteed access.
98-year old Alex Tarics particpated in the Berlin games in 1936, helping the Hungarian team win gold in water polo.
Olympian Tommie Smith is selling the gold medal he won at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, where his black-gloved salute on the podium shocked the sports world.