New York Chapter Knights of Columbus
Bronze-colored metal, ribbon
Medal: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm ) Overall: 3 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 3.8 cm )
stamped: on reverse "DIEGES & CLUST NEW YORK"
Athletic bronze medal with circular medal suspended from red, white, and blue striped ribbon with pin back; image of a ship at sea on obverse; inscribed "NEW YORK CHAPTER KINGHTS OF COLUMBUS" on obverse; engraved "WOMEN'S RELAY '54" 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. The event commemorated by this medal took place at Madison Square Garden.
Gift of Dolores Dwyer Duffy, Olympian
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