Athlete of first winter olympics 1924: Norwegian Sonja Henie finished as eight out of eight in figure skating in Chamonix, France. She was just 11 years old, but would go on to win gold in 1028, 1932 and 1936.
Frances Bult and Eileen Wearne with their Olympic commemorative medals, Los Angeles Olympic Games, 1932. Eileen Wearne Papers, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=430692
whataboutbobbed: “ eleven-year-old Sonja Henie stands with world champion figure skater Gilles Grafstrom at the 1924 Games. Gramstrom won the Olympic gold while Hennie would go on to win the gold in 1928, 1932, and 1936 ”
Sonja Henie at the age of 15 during the women’s figure skating event. However, it is necessary to point out that this was not the Norwegian’s first OG: she had already taken part, at the age of 11, in the Chamonix 1924 Games. She won three Olympic titles during her career: in St Moritz in 1928, Lake Placid in 1932 and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936
After winning gold in the 400-meter freestyle event at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, Buster Crabbe of the United States loosens up his tank suit. Buster came in just one-tenth of a second ahead of Jean Taris of France. 1932