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Lottie Dod

The Gal Pals find Olympic games where they can sit or lay down, meanwhile Katie tells us about Lottie Dod who never sat still. Voted the best versatile female athlete by Guinness World Records, Lottie played a ton of sports including winning Silver in Archery and being the youngest ever female singles champion in Wimbledon! 

Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal Pals this month are – Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Leah Leach and Edan.
  • Bonnie has already talked about Gertrude Ederle, Edan already talked about Surya Bonaly
  • Get to know you question – what Olympic sport would you try?
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Power Tumbling
  • Curling AKA angry OCD cleaning (pic below)
  • Equestrian
  • Leah wanted a Snow Tiger (pic below)
  • Cool Runnings!
  • Katie’s 1 Cool Olympic Gal is Lottie Dod
  • Little Wonder was 5’6″
  • Born in 1871 in the U.K.
  • Youngest female to win at singles in Wimbledon.
  • Lottie was 15 years old
  • Trust fund kid
  • Never married
  • Died forgotten in a nursing home
  • Lottie’s sister got her into tennis
  • Golf
  • Field Hockey
  • Archery
  • 1908 Summer Olympics – Silver medal
  • Geena Davis almost making the Olympics (
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Extreme Sledding
  • Cycling in Italy
  • Curling
  • Babe Didrickson Zaharias of her time
  • Guinness Book of Records – Tied as most versatile female athlete with Babe.
  • Book Little Wonder by Sasha Abramsky released in 2020
  • Why she fell out of the public eye
  • WW1
  • Singing
  • Retired
  • Went to Wimbledon every year
  • Is there more a U.K. following?
  • Plaques (pics below)
  • Playing different sports
  • Babe vs Lottie
  • Lottie’s “Battle of the Sexes”


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