1928 was the first year that women were allowed to be a part of the Olympic Games. Canada sent seven women to Amsterdam to be a part of the track and field team. Women were only allowed to compete in track and field at this time. Women won more than 25% of Canada's medals that year. Ethel Catherwood won gold in high jump, Fanny Rosenfeld won silver and Ethel Stweart won bronze in the 100-metre race. The relay team won gold and set a now world record for the 100-metre race.
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