Elizabeth Robinson

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Elizabeth Robinson was born in Riverdale, Illinois back in 1911. She attended the Thornton Township High School. In 1928, she did something no other woman had done (more on that in a moment). Anyway in 1931 she was involved in a plane crash, when her body was found she was thought to be dead. She was transported to a local undertaker where they found her to still be alive.

Taken to the hospital she was in a coma for seven months, and it took another six months before she could get into a wheelchair. It took two years before she could walk again. She died in 1999 at 87. Are you ready? Well here we go.

While you may not recognize Elizabeth Robinson maybe you know her as Elizabeth Swartz. What you may not know about her is that she was the first American athlete and winner of the first Olympic 100m for women. In 1936, she was part of the US relay team in the Summer Olympics where she won her second Olympic gold medal. Just goes to show you what you can accomplish once you set your mind to it. So, what’s your excuse? Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face, pass it on

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I didn't know about her, but she certainly went through some difficult obstacles...

Feb 07, 2018 04:06 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Mind over what some people think matters..accomplishes great things !

Feb 07, 2018 04:33 AM #2
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Wow, that is really incredible: to be near death to achieving an Olympic gold medal!

Feb 07, 2018 06:11 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely story of accomplishment.  Funny enough, my father was selected for the Olympics in 1936 in boxing.  He opted out, because he was studying for his test to gain entrance to the then most prestigious school of Engineering in Lyons, France.  A

Feb 07, 2018 07:50 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... well, now that you mentioned it... I have no excuse after reading this story, James. My mother was a track person in her youth and she saw those Olympics in Berlin.

Feb 07, 2018 08:04 AM #5
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, wowwhat another story to know about and to pass on to us here in the rain.  Thanks

Feb 07, 2018 08:08 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This is an incredible story. OMG, what a woman.

Feb 07, 2018 08:40 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good afternoon James,

Or maybe we have to become comatose in order to get going!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 07, 2018 11:28 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I always love it when you feature women of accomplishment.

Feb 07, 2018 05:13 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- if anyone doesn't believe in miracles then they should read this. 

Feb 07, 2018 06:15 PM #10
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Wow. She lost the ability to walk after winning those medals for not only walking, but running. Fast. And she still came back. Talk about a woman with gumption. I wish I could have met her. Thank you for sharing. 

Feb 07, 2018 07:29 PM #11
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