Ellen Braumüller

I keep coming back to the photo pages of 1920s and 1930s newspapers because they are endlessly fascinating to me. Here is a photograph of a German Olympic athlete from the July 27 1932 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:


Ellen Braumüller (1910-1991) competed in the javelin, relay, discus, and high jump at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. The javelin practice paid off, as she won a silver medal in that event. Her German Wikipedia page states that she competed in the German championships in 1933, and won the discus event there.

I could find nothing else about her (other than that she was a little under 5’6″ and weighed about 150 pounds). She lived into the 1990s, so at least she survived Hitler’s Germany.

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