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Evelyn Furtsch

Full name: Evelyn Pearl Furtsch (-Ojeda)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2 (158 cm)
Weight: 95 lbs (43 kg)
Born: April 17, 1914 in San Diego, California, United States
Died: March 5, 2015 in Santa Ana, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Because both Elizabeth Wilde and Louise Stokes, who finished ahead of her at the Final Trials, were not selected for the Olympics, Evelyn Furtsch of the Los Angeles AC was perhaps fortunate to have won a place on the relay team for the Los Angeles Games. The only time she placed in an AAU championship was in 1931, when she finished second in the 100 yards. After the Olympics she attended Santa Ana College for two years, but there was no track team and her opportunities for training in that era were limited, so she ended her track career. She and her husband, Joe Ojeda, ran a real estate brokerage in the Santa Ana, California area. She was elected to the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame in California in 1985 and in 1984, received the Ralph Clark Distinguished Citizen Award in Santa Ana.

Personal Best\: 100 – 12.2 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Athletics United States USA Final Standings 1 WR 47.0 46.86 4
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