Fanny Blankers-Koen

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Fanny Blankers-Koen
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Age 85
Birthday 26 April, 1918
Died 25 January, 2004
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Francina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-Koen (26 April 1918 – 25 January 2004) was a Dutch athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She accomplished this as a 30-year-old mother of two, during a time when many disregarded women's athletics. Her background and performances earned her the nickname "the Flying Housewife". She was the most successful athlete at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

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