Sports in the 1930's
Research Project by Maya Koproski
Popular Sports in the 1930's
Joe Louis - was not only the best heavyweight boxer of this decade but possibly of all-time. Louis was the heavyweight champ from 1937 to 1949 when he retired.
Wilbur Shaw - was the second driver to win three Indy 500's and the first to win it back to back in 1939 and 1940.
Mildred "Babe" Didrickson - was not just one the best athletes of the 1930's but one the greatest of all-time. She won 6 out 8 of the track events she did.
Important Awards Recieved
Bobby Jones (a golfer) won the James E. Sullivan trophy. Glenn Cunningham, Lawson Little, and Don Budge were the other winners of the decade.
Gallant Fox (horsed), ridden by jockey Earl Sande, wins the Kentucky Derby.
In 1933 Helen Moody was the women's tennis champion.
Babe Didrickson won her third gold medal in the 1932 games in High Jump.