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Didrikson was a woman ahead of her time

Updated: June 9, 2005, 6:00 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

"She was able to show that if she wanted to be a superstar in basketball, she could. If she wanted to be a superstar in golf, she was. If she wanted to be a superstar in track and field, it didn't matter," says Jackie Joyner-Kersee about Babe Didrikson.

Babe Didrikson, who was a three-time winner of the U.S. Women's Open in golf and winner of two gold and one silver track-and-field medals at the 1932 Olympics, will be profiled on

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