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Borders left the diamond for the broadcast booth, signing with ESPN to work as a commentator at collegiate baseball games. Although Borders made a 26 significant mark as a pioneer of women’s sports, she does not consider herself a major advocate for the feminist cause. “I’m not trying to prove anything about women,” she said before her first collegiate game. “This has nothing to do with women’s rights. ” Further Reading Borders, Phil. ” Mirada Information Services. Available online. ilaborders.
She did win a singles tournament in 1979 when she took the crown at the Trophée Pernod Masters championship, and she rose as high as number 34 in the national rankings, but for the most part she was plagued by injuries. After undergoing three knee operations in less than 12 months, Carillo retired from competition in 1980. For many people, injury has marked the end of a sports career. But for Carillo, it served as a beginning. Noting her articulate and intelligent manner, USA Network asked Carillo to provide tennis commentary in 1980.
Downloaded on April 3, 2001. ਗ BLEIBTREY, ETHELDA (1902–1978) Swimmer The first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming was an 18-year-old American named Ethelda Bleibtrey. More accurately, Bleibtrey won three gold medals at the games in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1920, in the 100-meter and 300-meter freestyle individual races and in the 100-meter freestyle relay. Ethelda Bleibtrey was born on February 27, 1902, in Waterford, New York. When she was 16, Ethelda, who had always been an active and athletic child, contracted polio.