Furtsch Ojeda was awarded a gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres
with teammates Mary Carew, Annette Rogers and Wilhelmina von
at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
1932 Olympic record 47 (46.9) seconds / 1932 World's record
April 17, 1914 San Diego, CA Died:
March 5, 2015
Los Angeles had constructed the very first Olympic
Village for the Games. The Olympic Village consisted of
321 acres in Baldwin Hills and offered 550 two-bedroom portable
bungalows for the male athletes, a hospital,
post office, library, and a large number of eating establishments
to feed the athletes. The female athletes
were housed in the Chapman
Park Hotel downtown, which offered more luxuries than the
The 1932 Olympic Games also debuted the first photo-finish cameras
as well as the victory platform.
1,300 athletes participated, representing 37 countries.