Dutch sportsman who won 4 gold medals in the 1948 London Olympics, being successful the 100 and 200 meters, the 80 meter hurdles, as well as the 4 x 100 meter relay. She excelled at many sports activities but picked monitor after a going swimming coach informed her it’d become easier on her behalf to help make the Olympics for a meeting other than going swimming. People contact her the Soaring Housewife. Wedded her trainer, Jan Blankers, annually after competing within the Olympics. She and Carl Lewis both earned four yellow metal medals in a single Olympic event.