Nov. 13, 1969 Toronto Toronto Municipality Ontario, Canada
Noted Canadian track and field athlete. A native of Odessa, Russia, Rosenfeld was one of Canada's great early female athletes. Rosenfeld excelled in track and field, hockey, softball, and basketball. In 1923 Rosenfeld was working in a choclate factory when she began to take up sports, first getting involved with the Canadian National Exhibition, and then going to Amsterdam, Holland, as a member of the 'the matchless six' women's track and field team to participate in the Olympic games. That year at the Olympics, she won the gold medal for the 400 meter relay, a silver medal for the 100 meter, and a fifth place in the 800 meter. In 1928 alone Rosenfeld scored more points for her country then any athlete from around the world, male or female. Rosenfeld continued her great sports career after the Olympics until she was taken over by painful arthritis and had to use crutches for several months. In 1931 Rosenfeld felt better and resumed her participation in sporting activities including several hockey and softball championships. In 1933 though another severe arthritis attack forced her to retire. Rosenfeld although retired, continued to be a part of sports by coaching softball and hockey teams. Rosenfeld also found time to write a column entitled, 'Sports Reel,' for the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper, which began in 1937 and ran for over 20 years. In 1950 Rosenfeld was named as Canada's Female Athlete of the Half-Century, and was also inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Known as 'the world's best girl athlete,' Rosenfeld also had a stamp made in her honour. 'Bobbie' Rosenfeld died in 1969 at the age of 65.