BALAS Yolanda (1936) Roumania / Track and field
This expert in the high jump used to like saying, «I'm 86 cm tall and my legs mesure 1 m». With a physique such as hers, she won the event twice, at Rome in 1960 and Tokyo in 1964.Adopting the scissor technique, she achieved 13 world records between 1956 and 1961. She remained undefeated for almost a decade and 140 competitions. After training to be a physical education teacher, she became the president of the Romanian Athletics Federation after the revolution of 1989.