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Untold stories come to light during library’s Ohio Archives Month lectures

In 1932, Stella Walsh, a Polish-American sprinter, won gold in the 100-meter dash at the Los Angeles Olympics and became a pioneer in women’s athletics. Her successful career landed her a spot in the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975. Five years later, Walsh was murdered in a botched robbery. Her autopsy revealed she had a Y chromosome and was intersex.

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