Fan with Olympian Bob Mathias, 1952
Published: August 2, 2012
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Helsinki, Finland, July, 1952: Tourist Donna Stone leaves no doubt that she's a fan of Bob Mathias as she poses with the American decathlon star at the Kapyla Olympic Village. It was a very good year for Mathias, who had already played football for Stanford in the Rose Bowl in January; at Helsinki, he won the gold medal in his specialty by a margin of 912 points to defend the Olympic title he won in 1948.