Mildred Didrikson Zaharias Research Paper

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Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias was born with the birth name of Mildred Ella Didrikson on June 26, 1911 in Port Arthur,Texas. She was the sixth of seven children in her family and her parents were Ole and Hannah Didrikson. She earned the nickname “Babe” by hitting 5 homeruns in one of her childhood baseball games. She won 3 medals in the 1932 Olympics from winning at hurdles, javelin throw, and high jump.
As Babe once said, “If you win through bad sportsmanship, that’s no real victory.” In my opinion I think that she lived by this statement throughout her entire life which built up the strength and confidence for her to win. In the early years of her life, Babe moved to Beaumont, Texas with her family in 1915, attended Beaumont High

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