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Helen Sjursen

Helen Sjursen - 1975 Gymnast Magazine

SCHIFANO-SJURSEN, Helen (1922-2007)
Inducted into the USAG Hall of Fame in 1974

1948 Olympics – 2nd on Vault, London, England. (Team Bronze)
1939 4th AA at National AAU Championships
1941 Gold Parallel Bars at National AAU Championships
1946 Silver PB at National AAU Championships
1947-1948 Gold Vault at National AAU Championships

Helen wrote a column in Modern Gymnast magazine – see above photo. She also wrote many books including Girl’s Gymnastic Workbook for Physical Educators, Elementary and Secondary Schools: Beginners–Intermediate, (1966); Educational Gymnastics Balance Beam for Physical Educators and Competitors, (1966); Uneven Bars for Physical Educators and Competitors: Beginners to Advanced, (1967).

Helen is in the Who’s Who and Who Was Who in American Gymnastics written by the late A. Bruce Fredrick.