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Monument "flying housewife" – Fanny Blankers-Koen

Monument “flying housewife” – Fanny Blankers-Koen

 A loving mother, a good wife and four-time Olympic champion, these words shortly be able to describe the legendary Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen. He will be remembered as one of three athletes who had at one Olympics won four gold . what Fani apart from others is the fact that the greatest success achieved after becoming a mother. he will be remembered that the 30-year-old mother of two, for eight days ran 11 races in which he won. at home he was greeted as a national hero . to her apartment and transported her carriage with white horses like a fairytale. with four gold medals media gave her the nickname “flying housewife”, “flying Dutchwoman” and “Super Fans”. City of Amsterdam gave her a new bike with the message: “To go through life calmer pace.”

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