"Dora" Ratjen competed at the 1936 Olympic Games, placing fourth. In 1938, the athlete also competed at the European Championships, winning a gold medal with a world record jump of 1.67 [5-5¾]. Ratjen was eventually outed as a man, Heinrich "Heinz" Ratjen, who had disguised himself as a woman while competing in athletics events. The rumor has been for years that Ratjen later spoke out, stating that the Nazis forced him to do this in order to help win more medals for Germany at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. But more recent evidence suggests that Ratjen's gender was mixed from birth,...
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Berlim 1936JogosResultadosEsporteEventoBerlim 1936