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Helene Mayer


1910 Born in Offenbach, Germany
1914 Begins competing at the national level in women's fencing
1925 Wins first German women's title
1928 Wins gold medal at Amsterdam Games
1932 Places fifth in women's foil at Los Angeles Summer Games; settles in California
1933 Offenbach Fencing Club expels her
1936 Wins silver medal at Berlin Games
1952 Marries Baron von Sonnenburg and returns to Germany
1953 Dies of cancer in Frankfurt, Germany on October 16

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