Bronze-colored metal, ribbon
Medal: 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 4.1 x 2.9 cm ) Overall: 3 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 7.9 x 3.2 cm )
stamped: on obverse "DIEGES & CLUST NEW YORK"
Athletic bronze medal with rectangular medal suspended from red, white and blue striped ribbon with pin back; image of a bust of Hermes wearing a helmet with wings and the shield of the AAU on obverse; inscribed "MET. ASS'N ATLETES DEVELOPMENT AAU" on obverse; ingraved "440 YD. RELAY HDCP. '49"
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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