Heinrich Ratjen

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Heinrich/Dora Ratjen

Country

Germany

Birth - Death

1918 - 2008

Occupation

Sports

Description

Born Dora Ratjen. Competed in the high jump in the 1936 Olympics as a woman. Won the gold medal and set a record at the subsequent European Championships. Was later discovered to be a man. Considered intersex. His medal and record were erased after the disclosure. Also known as Heinz Ratjen.

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