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Daily Mirror N.Y. City/Dept of Parks/Olympic Sports Festival/Track

Object Number: 
2003.67.3
Date: 
1951
Medium: 
Gold-colored sterling sliver, ribbon
Dimensions: 
Medal: 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 3.2 x 2.5 cm ) Overall: 3 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
small white tag attached: hand written "1st PLACE JUNIOR OLYMPIC N.Y.C. 60 YARD DASH" on obverse "DEPT OF PARKS & DAILY MIRROR SPONSOR" on reverse stamped: on reverse "STERLING DIEGES & CLUST"
Description: 
Athletic gold medal with rectangular medal suspended from yellow, white and blue striped ribbon with pin back; image of a maple leaf with a Daily Mirror cover page behind, on obverse; inscribed on obverse "Daily Mirror N.Y. CITY DEPT OF PARKS OLYPIC SPORTS FESTIVAL TRACK" on obverse; engraved "1951" on reverse
Gallery Label: 
This medal is one of many won by track athlete Dolores Dwyer (b. 1932) of New York City. Ms. Dwyer began her running career in 1946 when she entered a children's track meet in Central Park sponsored by the Parks Department. She trained with the German-American Athletic Club in Brooklyn from 1947 to 1953 and competed in many national championships, setting several records. She represented the U.S. in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dolores Dwyer Duffy, Olympian
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group