Babe Didrikson was voted the greatest female athlete of the half-century in 1950. She won seven of nine events in the 1931 AAU Women’s Track & Field meet. Didrikson also won two gold medals and a silver in the 1932 summer Olympics. As a golfer, Didrikson won seventeen tournaments in a row in 1946 and 1947. In 1948, 1950 and 1954, she won the U.S. Women’s Open.