Fanny Blankers-Koen was a Dutch track and field athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She competed there as a 30-year-old mother of two, earning her the nickname “the flying housewife”, and was the most successful athlete at the event.
|Name:||Francina “Fanny” Elsje Blankers-Koen, fanny blankers-koen, The Flying Housewife|
|Born:||April 26, 1918 in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands|
|Died:||January 25, 2004 in Hoofddorp, Netherlands|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Children:||Fanny Junior, Jan Junior|
|Profession:||Olympic athlete, Athletics|