The Greats of Jewish Athletics

The links below connect to my presentations on Six Greats of Jewish Athletics, converted into a web-friendly form. The quality of the converted videos is variable, as you will see. Also, some of the videos may take a few moments to load; do not assume that the presentation has broken. The control bar at the bottom of each presentation allows you to scroll through the presentation page by page. You may find the right hand "full screen" button useful.

In chronological order:

Lon Myers – greatest runner of the 19th century, champion from sprints to one mile

Myer Prinstein - who sacrificed one Olympic gold on Sunday, but still won four more

Joan Belasco – rabbi's daughter who soared high but slipped under the radar of fame

Harold Abrahams – whose 1924 100 metres win was celebrated in "Chariots of Fire“

Gretel Bergmann – anathema to Hitler – the Jewess who beat the Aryans

Irena Szewinska - Queen of the sport, who won medals in four successive Olympics

In printable form:

The links below connect to printable slides from the presentations, excluding audio and video links.

Lon Myers
Myer Prinstein
Joan Belasco
Harold Abrahams (slightly more comprehensive than the version above)
Gretel Bergmann
Irena Szewinska