2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12

100 Memorable U.S. Olympic Moments

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Margaret Abbot Becomes 1st American Female To Win Gold (1900)

In 1900, Margaret Abbott entered a golf tournament without even knowing it was part of the Olympics in Paris. Abbott won the nine-hole tournament, with a score of 47, and the first Olympic gold medal for an American woman.
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