Wednesday, 25 November 2009

95-year-old German high jumper honoured

95-year-old German high jumper honoured
On June 30th, 1936, the German high jumper Gretel Bergmann matched a German high jump record of 5ft 3in (1.60 metres). Two weeks later, however, her feat was erased from the record books and she was banned from the 1936 Berlin Olympics by the Nazis because she was Jewish. She emigrated to the US and changed her name to Margaret Lambert.
Yesterday, however, Germany’s track and field association restored her record. It has also requested that she be added to Germany’s sports hall of fame.
The Guardian reports.

The sale of Hitler’s limousine: the buyer is not Russian but a Cypriot
Dave Graham from Reuters reports on an interview with the German car dealer, Michael Fröhlich, who traced the vehicle.

Paul Delaroche’s painting of Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers, which was damaged by a German bomb during the Second World War, is due to go on display at National Gallery in February. In June, it was unrolled for the first time in 68 years. Ben Hoyle reports in The Times.

The Queen in Bermuda to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the island’s settlement by the British
Read the article on the Mail Online.

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