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Helene Mayer
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Athlete
    (December 23, 1919-October 15, 1953)
    Three-time world champion fencer (1929, 31, 37)
    Olympic Individual Foil Gold Medalist (1928)
    Olympic Silver Medalist (1936)
    Eight times U.S. foil championships
    In an effort to show the Nazis were ok with Jews, they asked her to compete in the Berlin Olympics (1936).
    Her father was Jewish and her mother a Christian.
    Although studying in the U.S., she returned to Germany to be on their Olympic team.
    When she won the 1936 Silver Olympic Medal (as obligated), she did give the 'Heil Hitler' salute on the medal platform.
    She studied law in the U.S.
    She became a U.S. citizen.
    She was selected #83 by Sports Illustrated for Women's Century's Greatest Sportswomen.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 53 Votes: 64.15% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 24 Votes: 54.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 70 Votes: 74.29% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 111 Votes: 67.57% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 205 Votes: 62.93% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 254 Votes: 69.29% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 384 Votes: 57.03% Annoying
 
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