KASLI CAST IRON VINTAGE STATUE – US OLYMPIC FOILIST – JANICE ROMARY
Item: KASLI CAST IRON VINTAGE STATUE – US OLYMPIC FOILIST – JANICE ROMARY
(Excellent gift for foilists)
Manufacturer: Date of manufacture unknown
Material: cast iron
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Janice-Lee York Romary (August 6, 1927 – May 31, 2007) was a U.S. women’s Olympic foilist who was the first woman to appear at six Olympic Games. She competed in women’s individual foil at the 1948 London Olympics, the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the 1960 Rome Olympics, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1968 Mexico City Olympics — the first woman to compete in six Olympics, a feat matched four years later by Romanian discus thrower Lia Manoliu and finally surpassed in 1988 by fellow fencer, Sweden’s Kerstin Palm. In recognition of her extraordinary streak of Olympic appearances, Romary was honored at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968 by being the first woman to carry the flag for the United States. Have a lot of fans in Soviet Union and Russia