Gold-colored metal, ribbon
Medal: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm ) Overall: 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 4.4 cm )
small white tag attached: hand written "1ST PLACE PENATHALON VICTORY FIELD QUEENS N.Y.C." on obverse "5 EVENTS BROAD JUMP JAVELIN 200 MTR RUN 60 METER"
Athletic gold medal with circular medal suspended from red, white and blue striped ribbon with pin back; image of a woman in a tunic with laurels in both hands seated on two shields on obverse, ring of garland on reverse; inscribed "CHAMPIONSHIP" on pin; engraved "METROPOLITAN ASSOCIATION OF THE AAU" on obverse; engraved "PENTAHLON '53" on reverse
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.
Gift of Dolores Dwyer Duffy, Olympian
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