Margaret Abbott: The First American Woman to Win an Olympic Event

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Margaret Abbott spent her entire life unaware that she had won the top golf prize at the 1900 games.

“Her mother, Mary Ives Abbott, entered the competition as well—the first and only time in Olympic history that a mother and daughter competed in the same sport in the same event at the same time.”

If you’re curious how someone can enter and win an Olympic game and not even realize it, a few years ago Stuff You Missed in History Class did a podcast about the 1900 Olympics which provides good backstory.