My mother made a huge impact on the history of women’s high school sports back in the 1950s. Some of the moments she created on the court will be unforgettable in Iowa history and forever etched into the record books.
Over the past 60 years, a lot has changed in sports and here are six worth mentioning.
1960s: Muhammad Ali won a gold medal for boxing in the 1960 summer Olympics.
1970s: Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s lifetime home run record in 1974.
1980s: Michael Jordan led the Bulls to a win against Cleveland in 1989 with a buzzer beater shot which became an iconic moment in his career.
1990s: Kerri Strug landed her iconic vault with a broken ankle to take the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team to gold in 1996.
2000s: Michael Phelps took home eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
2010 – Present: Tiger Woods wins the 2019 Masters after 22 years.