Fanny Blankers-koen Quotes

Francina "Fanny" Elsje Blankers-Koen (26 April 1918 – 25 January 2004) was a Dutch athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She accomplished this as a 30-year-old mother of two, during a time when many disregarded women's athletics. Her background and performances earned her the nickname "the Flying Housewife". She was the most successful athlete at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Read more about this author on Wikipedia

Fanny Blankers-koen


All I've done is run fast. I don't see why people should make much fuss about that.

Fanny Blankers-koen


}

“I remember thinking how strange that I had made so many people happy,”

Fanny Blankers-koen


}