Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld, 1904-1969, Russia.
In 1905, Rosenfeld’s family immigrated to Canada. She played many team sports as a child, but first tried track and field as an adult in Toronto. Rosenfeld won five events at the 1925 Ontario track and field championships. She won gold and silver medals at the 1928 Olympics, but suffered severe arthritis after the games. In 1933, after a brief respite, Rosenfeld’s illness returned and she began a significant career in sports journalism.